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), 111km
.Coast to Coast Walk (St Bees to Shap), 125km

Opinions

Rate 8.0 | 2 votes | No 13. in United Kingdom
  • Amy Lam August 2013
  • Rate 8
  • Positive A bed waiting for me every night.
  • Negative Unclear trail markings
  • pc22 March 2007
  • Rate 8
  • Positive A great walk that has three differnt flavours....the start in the lakes is amazing....the pull over the Pennines is a tough slog and then into the north york moors and the yorkshire coast....Robin hoods bay (the finish) is a great little spot, full of old world charm
  • Negative I did it at the wrong time of year...hoping spring had sprung i went too early and got hit by feirce storms and some snow over the Pennine section.....BUt that only made the finish feel more rewarding
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Coast to Coast Walk

Hike Reports

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  • Amy Lam August 2013
  • Nice hike where there was a bed waiting everynight.
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Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
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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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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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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
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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  • Bol.com, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The English Coast to Coast Walk
  • England - a country rich in landscape, history and tradition. John Davison takes you on one of the most famous hikes in the world: the English Coast to Coast Walk. Start at one sea and finish at another on Wainwright's classic route across England. 192 miles over mountain and moorland, alongside rivers and lakes, across three National Parks.... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • The English Coast to Coast Walk
  • England - a country rich in landscape, history and tradition. John Davison takes you on one of the most famous hikes in the world: the English Coast to Coast Walk. Start at one sea and finish at another on Wainwright's classic route across England. 192 miles over mountain and moorland, alongside rivers and lakes, across three National Parks.... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • South West Coast Path
  • This new guide covers the third and last section of the South West Coast Path, from Plymouth to Poole Harbour (203 miles). This beautiful route includes 95 miles within England's only Natural World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast, and passes dramatic cliffs and headlands, Chesil Bank's impressive spit and Lulworth Cove, winding through... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • South West Coast Path
  • This new guide covers the third and last section of the South West Coast Path, from Plymouth to Poole Harbour (203 miles). This beautiful route includes 95 miles within England's only Natural World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast, and passes dramatic cliffs and headlands, Chesil Bank's impressive spit and Lulworth Cove, winding through... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • A Northern Coast To Coast Walk
  • A guidebook to the famous Coast to Coast walk first popularised by Alfred Wainwright. The walk from St Bees Head in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay on Yorkshire's east coast is now one of the most popular long-distance walks in Britain. At 178 miles (300km) long, the trail can be easily walked within a two-week holiday period. The route is based on... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • A Northern Coast To Coast Walk
  • A guidebook to the famous Coast to Coast walk first popularised by Alfred Wainwright. The walk from St Bees Head in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay on Yorkshire's east coast is now one of the most popular long-distance walks in Britain. At 178 miles (300km) long, the trail can be easily walked within a two-week holiday period. The route is based on... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
  • The Andalucian Coast-to-coast Walk
  • This is a stunning 21-day walk to do as a whole or in part, taking you through the heart of Andalucia. The Andalucian Coast-to-Coast Walk is the fruit of acclaimed author and walking expert Guy Hunter-Watts' quest for a walking route that would link the region's most beautiful and ancient footpaths. The walk winds its way through six of... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
2010
  • The Andalucian Coast-to-coast Walk
  • This is a stunning 21-day walk to do as a whole or in part, taking you through the heart of Andalucia. The Andalucian Coast-to-Coast Walk is the fruit of acclaimed author and walking expert Guy Hunter-Watts' quest for a walking route that would link the region's most beautiful and ancient footpaths. The walk winds its way through six of... 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
» Click to close
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
» Click to open
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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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
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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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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Maps

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Coast to Coast West - St Bees to Keld Harvey National Trail XT40
  • The western part of the Coast to Coast hiking route between St Bees and Keld presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The map shows this section of the route on six overlapping panels from the Irish Sea coast of Cumbria to Keld and the intersection of the Coast to Coast Walk and the Pennine... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Coast to Coast west | Harvey Maps
  • The western part of the Coast to Coast hiking route between St Bees and Keld presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The map shows this section of the route on six overlapping panels from the Irish Sea coast of Cumbria to Keld and the intersection of the Coast to Coast Walk and the Pennine... Read more
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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
Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
  • OS Explorer Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk map set - Active
  • Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk route is named after Alfred Wainwright, the well-known author and tireless hill-walker, who set out to capture the rich diversity of landscapes in northern England in one walk. The 190 mile route takes you through three National Parks and this set of highly detailed OS Explorer maps comprises the nine maps that... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Coast to Coast East - Keld to Robin Hood`s Bay Harvey National Trail XT40
  • The eastern part of the Coast to Coast hiking route between Keld and Robin Hood`s Bay presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The map shows this section of the route on six overlapping panels, starting at the intersection of the Coast to Coast Walk and the Pennine Way, and leading across the... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Coast to Coast East | Harvey Maps
  • The eastern part of the Coast to Coast hiking route between Keld and Robin Hood's Bay presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The map shows this section of the route on six overlapping panels, starting at the intersection of the Coast to Coast Walk and the Pennine Way, and leading across the... Read more
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