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

Map

Coast to Coast Walk

Books

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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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
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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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
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2000
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Coast to Coast Walk: St Bees to Robin Hood`s Bay
  • Third edition of Cicerone s guide to the Coast to Coast walk popularised by Wainwright. The walk across northern England 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 188 miles (302km) long, the trail can be easily walked within a two-week holiday... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • The Coast to Coast Walk
  • Guidebook and Ordnance Survey map booklet to the Coast to Coast Walk. The route stretches some 188 miles (302km) from St Bees on Cumbria's west coast to Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire. It is suitable for most fit walkers and can be comfortably walked in around a fortnight. The full Coast to Coast route is described from west to east in 13... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • The Coast to Coast Walk
  • Guidebook and Ordnance Survey map booklet to the Coast to Coast Walk. The route stretches some 188 miles (302km) from St Bees on Cumbria's west coast to Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire. It is suitable for most fit walkers and can be comfortably walked in around a fortnight. The full Coast to Coast route is described from west to east in 13... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Wandelgids Coast to Coast Walk, From St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to the Coast to Coast long distance walking route from St Bees Head in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay in Yorkshire. At 190 miles (300km), this popular long-distance route can be walked in two weeks. With clear route description, maps, trek planner and accommodation guide. A separate 1:25k map booklet is included with the guidebook. Read more
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Netherlands
  • The Ultimate Trans Pennine Trail Guide
  • An entirely new guide to the Trans Pennine Trail. The hugely popular 370 miles (595km) of trail across the north of England is a big favourite with walkers and cyclists, with many sections available for horse-riders and wheelchair users. The trail is suitable for users of all ages and abilities due to its easy gradients and traffic free... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Ultimate Trans Pennine Trail Guide
  • An entirely new guide to the Trans Pennine Trail. The hugely popular 370 miles (595km) of trail across the north of England is a big favourite with walkers and cyclists, with many sections available for horse-riders and wheelchair users. The trail is suitable for users of all ages and abilities due to its easy gradients and traffic free... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Wainwrights Way
  • Wainwright's Way is a journey on foot through Wainwright's life from Lancashire to the Lakes. This walking guide charts a 126-mile long-distance route linking the place where Wainwright was born - a Victorian terraced house in Audley Range, Blackburn - with his final resting place on Haystacks, his heavenly corner of Lakeland. Along the way,... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Wainwrights Way
  • Wainwright's Way is a journey on foot through Wainwright's life from Lancashire to the Lakes. This walking guide charts a 126-mile long-distance route linking the place where Wainwright was born - a Victorian terraced house in Audley Range, Blackburn - with his final resting place on Haystacks, his heavenly corner of Lakeland. Along the way,... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
  • The Big Walks of the North
  • From the Great Glen Way to the Coast to Coast Path, there is no better way to discover the spectacular diversity of northern Britain's landscape than on foot. Whether you enjoy exploring green and gently rolling dales or tackling rugged mountain paths, there are walks here to keep you rambling all year round.An indefatigable walker, David... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2010
  • The Big Walks of the North
  • From the Great Glen Way to the Coast to Coast Path, there is no better way to discover the spectacular diversity of northern Britain's landscape than on foot. Whether you enjoy exploring green and gently rolling dales or tackling rugged mountain paths, there are walks here to keep you rambling all year round.An indefatigable walker, David... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids Big Walks of the North | Summersdale
  • From the Great Glen Way to the Coast to Coast Path, there is no better way to discover the spectacular diversity of northern Britain's landscape than on foot. Whether you enjoy exploring green and gently rolling dales or tackling rugged mountain paths, there are walks here to keep you rambling all year round. An indefatigable walker, David... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Coast to Coast Cicerone Map Booklet
  • All the mapping you need to complete the 185-mile (296km) unwaymarked Coast to Coast Walk from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood`s Bay, North Yorkshire. Devised by Alfred Wainwright and now a firm favourite among long-distance walkers, it typically takes a fortnight to complete, and is suitable for most fit walkers.This booklet of Ordnance... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • The Coast to Coast Map Booklet
  • All the mapping you need to complete the 185-mile (296km) unwaymarked Coast to Coast Walk from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire. Devised by Alfred Wainwright and now a firm favourite among long-distance walkers, it typically takes a fortnight to complete, and is suitable for most fit walkers. This booklet of Ordnance... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • The Coast to Coast Map Booklet
  • All the mapping you need to complete the 185-mile (296km) unwaymarked Coast to Coast Walk from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire. Devised by Alfred Wainwright and now a firm favourite among long-distance walkers, it typically takes a fortnight to complete, and is suitable for most fit walkers. This booklet of Ordnance... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelkaart The Coast to Coast Map Booklet | Cicerone
  • Map of the 190 miles (300km) Coast to Coast Walk, between St Bees Head in Cumbria and Robin Hood's Bay in Yorkshire. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook to the trail, and shows the full route on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps. This popular long-distance route typically takes a fortnight to walk. 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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