The Coast to Coast long distance path devised by Alfred Wainwright is 192 miles from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hoods Bay in North Yorkshire. The C2C is one of the most popular walks in England and one of the top walks in the world.
Tradition has it that you dip your toe in the Irish Sea at the start, collect a pebble and then dip your toe at the end in the North Sea and deposit your pebble!
Generally the C2C path is walked from West to East as Wainwright recommended but increasingly walkers are choosing to walk East to West and a guide book has now been written aptly named ‘Coast Back to Coast’ to help with navigating in this direction. The theory being you are stronger to tackle the Lakes and some believe you save the best until last… however as stunning as the Lakes are we believe around the halfway point is as good as it gets!
The walk generally takes between 12 and 14 days, we have had guests who completed it in 8! Many guests finish the first half with us and are looking to start with us next year, doing one half at a time. Whatever your schedule allows this walk is really one not to be missed, we have many guests who are on their 3rd, 4th or even 6th time of walking this fabulous route.
One of the most important things is careful planning and preparation, this walk takes you to some beautifully remote areas and across 3 National Parks, where weather conditions can change in minutes, so good navigation skills, appropriate clothing and footwear are essential.
There is plenty of information and services in the links below to help with route planning, and baggage transport as well as finding accommodation.