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

  • UKC2C

  • 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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • The Southern Upland Way
  • 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
2018
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
2018
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Coast 2 Coast Super-Durable Challenge Map
  • The whole Coast 2 Coast on one double sided, 960mm by 694mm, map sheet. All 193 miles (308 kilometres) of the Wainwright route along with its alternatives are highlighted across 9 map sections at 40k scale. Ordnance Survey accuracy is combined with Tour & Trail map design to produce 40k scale map sections which are easy to read. OS 50k... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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
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
  • Plan & Go Coast to Coast Walk
  • Plan & Go Coast to Coast Walk is your ultimate guide to hiking England's iconic 192-mile route from the Cumbrian coast to the North Sea. The book clearly outlines what to expect from a journey on the 'C2C' and provides all the essential planning information to save you time and effort with your own preparations. Supported by invaluable advice... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Plan & Go Coast to Coast Walk
  • Plan & Go Coast to Coast Walk is your ultimate guide to hiking England's iconic 192-mile route from the Cumbrian coast to the North Sea. The book clearly outlines what to expect from a journey on the 'C2C' and provides all the essential planning information to save you time and effort with your own preparations. Supported by invaluable advice... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • A Coast to Coast Walk
  • The Coast to Coast Walk, devised by Alfred Wainwright himself, is the country's most loved long-distance walking route. It stretches across 190 miles from St Bees Head on the East coast to Robin Hood's Bay on the West, passing through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. This Readers Edition of Wainwrght's final Pictorial... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • A Coast to Coast Walk
  • The Coast to Coast Walk, devised by Alfred Wainwright himself, is the country's most loved long-distance walking route. It stretches across 190 miles from St Bees Head on the East coast to Robin Hood's Bay on the West, passing through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. This Readers Edition of Wainwrght's final Pictorial... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Northern Coast to Coast Walk
  • A new description of the walk across the width of England from St Bees Head in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay on the east coast, which differs from the original route by keeping strictly to rights of way and permitted paths. From the CICERONE GUIDES series. Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Northern Coast to Coast Walk
  • A new description of the walk across the width of England from St Bees Head in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay on the east coast, which differs from the original route by keeping strictly to rights of way and permitted paths. From the CICERONE GUIDES series. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Coast to Coast Walk: St.Bees to Swaledale Pt. 1
  • The western part of the Coast to Coast Walk between St. Bees and Reeth in Swaledale 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. Highlighting indicates the... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Coast to Coast Walk Part 1 - St. Bees to Swaledale
  • The western part of the Coast to Coast Walk between St. Bees and Reeth in Swaledale 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. Highlighting indicates the... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Coast to Coast Walk
  • The western part of the Coast to Coast Walk between St. Bees and Reeth in Swaledale 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. Highlighting indicates the... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Coast to Coast Walk
  • The western part of the Coast to Coast Walk between St. Bees and Reeth in Swaledale 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. Highlighting indicates the... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Coast to Coast Path: St Bees to Robin Hood`s Bay
  • All-in-one, practical guide to walking the Coast to Coast Path across northern England inspired by Alfred Wainwright. Fully revised 8th edition of this classic 191-mile walk from the Irish Sea to the North Sea. Crossing three fabulous national parks - the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North York Moors - it samples the very best of... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • Coast to Coast Path (Trailblazer British Walking Guide)
  • All-in-one, practical guide to walking the Coast to Coast Path across northern England inspired by Alfred Wainwright. Fully revised 8th edition of this classic 191-mile walk from the Irish Sea to the North Sea. Crossing three fabulous national parks - the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North York Moors - it samples the very best of... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • Coast to Coast Path (Trailblazer British Walking Guide)
  • All-in-one, practical guide to walking the Coast to Coast Path across northern England inspired by Alfred Wainwright. Fully revised 8th edition of this classic 191-mile walk from the Irish Sea to the North Sea. Crossing three fabulous national parks - the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North York Moors - it samples the very best of... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • 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. Fully revised 8th edition of this classic 191-mile walk from the Irish Sea to the North Sea. Crossing three fabulous national parks - the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North York Moors - it samples the very best of... 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
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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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
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
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  • 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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Adventure Atlas Coast to Coast Walk | A-Z Map Company
  • 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
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