Coast to Coast Walk

Description

    C2C
  1. Name Coast to Coast Walk (C2C)
  2. Length of trail 306 km, 190 miles
  3. Length in days 15 days
  4. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  5. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

Coast to Coast Walk, Robin Hood's Bay

190 miles, 304 km, 15 days

The immensely popular Coast to Coast Walk is not officially a trail, but the creation of one man, the legendary Alfred Wainwright. The first edition of his guide book dates from 1973.

Why is this path so popular among hikers? Hiking the 190 miles, 304 km, you are treated to some of the most beautiful English landscapes: the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales (part of the Pennines) and the North York Moors. It is by no means an easy walk, especially when you choose the alternative paths higher up, which is stimulating too. In addition, while walking you connect one sea to the next. In the end what really counts are symbolism and myth, though Wainwright must have foreseen it all: "Surely there can not be a finer itinerary for a long distance walk", he wrote.

As mentioned, you are free to choose your own path, which is what Wainwright suggested in the first place. Over time some sections of the trail have been moved.

The crowds of hikers have resulted in many local people offering B & B, and travel companies ready to transport your luggage and arrange accommodation. If all this is too modern for you, just carry along your tent and a copy of Wordsworth's poems.

Select some tracks
Coast to Coast Walk
.Coast to Coast Walk (Shap to Richmond), 95km
.Coast to Coast Walk (Richmond to Robin Hood’s Bay), 113km
.Coast to Coast Walk (St Bees to Shap), 125km
Corvallis-to-the-Sea Trail, 95km

Map

Coast to Coast Walk

Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Southern Upland Way
  • The Southern Upland Way is Scotland`s coast-to-coast walk and the longest of the nation`s Great Trails. 215 miles long, it links the pretty harbour village of Portpatrick on the west coast with Cockburnspath, a little south of Dunbar, in the east. The walk is at times a strenuous one, crossing the remote high moorland of the Galloway Hills,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids The Southern Upland Way | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to the Southern Upland Way, a coast to coast walk through Galloway and the Scottish Borders. One of Scotland's Great Trails, the 347km (215 mile) route links Portpatrick on the west coast to Cockburnspath on the east, through diverse landscapes and rich natural and historical interest. It can be completed in around a fortnight. Read more
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United Kingdom
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2020
  • Coast to Coast Path
  • 109 Large-Scale Walking Maps & Guides to 33 Towns & Villages - Planning, Places to Stay, Places to Eat - St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2020
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Wandelgids Coast to Coast Path: St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay | Trailblazer
  • All-in-one, practical guide to walking the Coast to Coast Path across northern England inspired by Alfred Wainwright, the most popular of the 18 long-distance UK paths. Fully revised 9th edition of this classic 191-mile walk from the Irish Sea to the North Sea. Crossing three national parks - the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2022
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The Book Depository
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids The Andalucian Coast to Coast Walk - Andalusie | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to the Andalucian Coast to Coast Walk, a 440km, 21-day route from Maro on the Mediterranean coast to Bolonia, on the Atlantic. The route, which passes through 7 Natural Parks, links some of Andalucía's most beautiful villages and passes historical sites of both Roman and Moorish origins, including Ronda and Tarifa. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • North York Moors Harvey British Mountain Map XT40
  • North Yorkshire Moors National Park at 1:40,000 on a GPS compatible, contoured map from Harvey Map Services printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper, with a geological map of the region on the reverse, advice on safety and first aid, etc.The map covers most of the area on one side, but with the northernmost and... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • In the Footprints of Wainwright
  • Derry Brabbs spent the best part of a decade taking the photographs for the large-format illustrated walking guides which A. Wainwright wrote from 1984 to 1992, when his legendary series of Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells was complete. This is a fascinating account of Derry's training and adventures from his early days as a photographer,... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • In the Footprints of Wainwright
  • Derry Brabbs spent the best part of a decade taking the photographs for the large-format illustrated walking guides which A. Wainwright wrote from 1984 to 1992, when his legendary series of Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells was complete. This is a fascinating account of Derry's training and adventures from his early days as a photographer,... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Coast to Coast Walk
  • This is the long-awaited brand new edition of what was the first guidebook to this classic walk since the Wainwright original. The Coast to Coast Walk has enjoyed a greater surge in popularity since recent TV exposure, and remains Britain's favourite long-distance walk. Savour 192 glorious miles from St Bees on the Cumbrian Coast to Robin... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Coast to Coast Walk
  • This is the long-awaited brand new edition of what was the first guidebook to this classic walk since the Wainwright original. The Coast to Coast Walk has enjoyed a greater surge in popularity since recent TV exposure, and remains Britain's favourite long-distance walk. Savour 192 glorious miles from St Bees on the Cumbrian Coast to Robin... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Coast to Coast path
  • Fully revised 7th edition of this classic191-mile walk across northern England from the Irish Sea to the North Sea,inspired by Alfred Wainwright. Crossing three fabulous national parks - theLake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North York Moors - it samples thevery best of the English countryside - rugged mountains and lakes, gentle... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Coast to Coast path
  • Fully revised 7th edition of this classic191-mile walk across northern England from the Irish Sea to the North Sea,inspired by Alfred Wainwright. Crossing three fabulous national parks - theLake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North York Moors - it samples thevery best of the English countryside - rugged mountains and lakes, gentle... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2013
  • The Southern Upland Way
  • The Southern Upland Way is Scotland's Coast-to-Coast walk and the longest of the National Trails north of the Border. It runs for 212 miles (341km) from picturesque Portpatrick on the west coast across the Galloway and Border Hills to finish on the east coast at Cockburnspath south of Dunbar. On the way it passes through remote and romantic... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
2013
  • The Southern Upland Way
  • The Southern Upland Way is Scotland's Coast-to-Coast walk and the longest of the National Trails north of the Border. It runs for 212 miles (341km) from picturesque Portpatrick on the west coast across the Galloway and Border Hills to finish on the east coast at Cockburnspath south of Dunbar. On the way it passes through remote and romantic... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Yorkshire Dales Harvey Touring & Planning Map
  • Yorkshire Dales on a road map at 1:100,000 from Harvey Map Services with several enlargements showing main roads across local towns, plus descriptions of interesting locations, advice on public transport, etc. The map shows the Dales region with altitude colouring to indicate the region’s topography. Long-distance trails such as the Dales Way,... Read more
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