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

Opinions

Rate 8.0 | 2 votes | No 12. 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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Map

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

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • The Andalucian Coast to Coast Walk
  • Guidebook to the Andalucian Coast to Coast Walk, a 416km, 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Coast to Coast with Wainwright
  • This is a new edition of the classic photographic book containing the walk A. Wainwright devised in 1973, covering rights of way and areas of open access between the Irish sea and the North Sea. The route starts at St Bees Head and finishes at Robin Hood Bay, passing through three National Parks: the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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 Coast to Coast the Wainwright Route | Rucksack Readers
  • Lange afstandswandelgids van de Coast to Coast wandeling. Wandelgids met kaarten en beschrijving. op waterbestendig papier, in spiraalbinding. This challenging walk of 184 miles (296 km) crosses the north of England from St Bees on the Cumbria coast to Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Sea. It passes through three National Parks – the Lake... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Long Distance Walker`s Notebook
  • Whether you are walking an old favourite such as the Coast to Coast path or venturing off on one of Europe`s E-Routes, Wainwright`s Long Distance Walker`s Notebook is an ideal companion. As well as information on National Trails, Europe`s E-Routes and other long-distance walks there is flexible journaling space, plus sections to record details... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Long Distance Walker's Notebook
  • Whether you are walking an old favourite such as the Coast to Coast path or venturing off on one of Europe's E-Routes, Wainwright's Long Distance Walker's Notebook is an ideal companion. As well as information on National Trails, Europe's E-Routes and other long-distance walks there is flexible journaling space, plus sections to record details... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Long Distance Walker's Notebook
  • Whether you are walking an old favourite such as the Coast to Coast path or venturing off on one of Europe's E-Routes, Wainwright's Long Distance Walker's Notebook is an ideal companion. As well as information on National Trails, Europe's E-Routes and other long-distance walks there is flexible journaling space, plus sections to record details... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Coast to Coast Walk: Part 2, East - Swaledale to Robin Hood`s Bay
  • The eastern part of the Coast to Coast Walk between Keld in Swaledale and Robin Hood’s Bay presented in eight stages at 1:50,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Footprint Walks in their series covering long-distance hiking routes. Contours are at 100 feet intervals, with spot heights also shown in feet. Both titles covering... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
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Belgium
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Coast to Coast Walk
  • 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 2 weeks. With clear route description, maps, trek planner and accommodation guide. A separate 1:25,000 map booklet is included with the guidebook. Read more
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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
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
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
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Southern Upland Way
  • The Southern Upland Way is Alan Castle’s Cicerone guide to Scotland’s coast to coast trail. The guide covers the length of the route from picturesque Portpatrik on the west coast across the Galloway and Border Hills to finish on the east coast at Cockburnspath, south of Dunbar. The route, at 212 miles, is one of the longest National Trails... 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
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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Wainwright`s 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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • 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
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
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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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Coast to Coast Map Booklet
  • 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 OS 1:25,000 maps. This popular long-distance route typically takes a fortnight to walk. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Coast to Coast Cecerone 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
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
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
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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
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
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
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Adventure Atlas Coast to Coast Walk | A-Z
  • AZ heeft de meest gedetailleerde wandelkaarten voor de Coast to Coast Walk gebundeld in een atlasje. Daardoor is het heel handig qua formaat. De kaarten zelf zijn perfect voor het wandelen. The A-Z Adventure series features the accuracy and quality of the 25k OS Explorer mapping in a convenient book, complete with index. The A-Z Adventure... Read more
Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Coast to Coast self guided walking tour
  • A self guided walking tour from the west to the east coast of England. The Coast to Coast is one of the world’s great walks and encompasses two coasts, three national parks and 199 miles of footpath to create a perfect snapshot of northern England. Created by Alfred Wainwright, this long distance walk takes you through picturesque villages,... Read more
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