Coast to Coast – Self Guided
The Coast to Coast Path meanders through 3 of England's most beautiful national parks: the world-famous scenery of the Lake District, the gorgeous Yorkshire Dales and the exquisite wide open expanses of the North Yorkshire Moors. It's an epic walking adventure that passes by stunning lakes, over rugged mountains, moors and dales and through charming rural villages.
England's iconic Coast to Coast walk has been adapted over time but the essence remains the same: an adventurous ramble that takes you from the Irish Sea at St Bees in Cumbria across the Pennine Hills and Yorkshire Moors to embrace the North Sea at Robin Hood’s Bay.
Along the way you’ll savour majestic mountain top views, stunning fells and dales and the most glorious tarns and becks in northern England. Enjoy countless small rustic villages, charming sheep and plenty of warm, welcoming inns and pubs. We've built up long standing relationships with every host, so we know you'll love every character filled B&B carefully chosen by us for their welcoming greeting and comfortable rooms.
And, like every other iconic long-distance walk, the Coast to Coast gives you the opportunity to meet fellow walkers from all over the world, share a laugh and a beer and undoubtably pour over your map and guidebook one more time, just to double check you're on the right path!
RAW Travel offers an unmatched level of flexibility to deliver the trip you want. We listen to you and tailor your trip to fit the timeframe and distances you prefer. We know from experience this incredible walk is an adventure that works best if it's adapted to your ability. Let's work together to create your perfect Coast to Coast walk!
A unique feature of our walk is the day you spend hiking with our experienced Lake District mountain guide. Your guide will provide you with local knowledge, insights and basic navigational skills to give you the confidence to fully enjoy your Coast to Coast walk.
You will have daily luggage transfers so you can walk with just a daypack. You will be supported by our own UK based staff should you need any emergency assistance or help during your trip. This leaves you free to focus on enjoying your walk, knowing your luggage will be waiting for you each night and help is at hand.
Walking the Coast to Coast path with us means staying in lovely English guesthouses and historic pubs that provide a warm welcome and good comfort at the end of your walking day. The accommodation is an enjoyable part of this trip and we have chosen places with quintessential English character.
Click on each of the trail points to read about each destination.
This small town on the Cumbrian coast is the official starting point of the Coast to Coast walk. Tradition has it that you must dip a toe into the waters here of the Irish Sea before starting your walk across Northern England and do the same on the other side at the North Sea in Robin Hood's bay.
The natural splendour of the magnificent Lake District National Park will take your breath away. This is the Coast to Coast landscape that has inspired some of England's best-loved writers. The dramatic high peaks and sheer beauty of the lakes are always impressive.
The moors, valleys and hills of the spectacular Yorkshire Dales National Park are a highlight of Wainwright's epic walk across northern England. Keep a look out for native squirrels, and look forward to a cosy fireside and a local ale at the end of each day's walking.
This enchanting and tranquil national park offers miles and miles of open landscapes and natural beauty. The heather in full bloom creates a splendid and vibrant backdrop that will be one of the highlights of your Coast to Coast walk.
Walk the final 5km of the epic Coast to Coast walk along a coastal cliff path before a steep descent to Wainwright's Bar in the charming village of Robin Hood's Bay. Celebrate with a pint and, as tradition dictates, dip your toes into the North Sea and throw away the pebble you've carried from St Bees.
An attractive market town with its own Norman castle (11th century), a wonderful Georgian theatre and cobbled market square from which lead many winding alleys known locally as ‘wynds’.
All throughout the Coast to Coast walk you'll find friendly folk, who'll stop and pass the time of day whether on the trail or in one of the countless local pubs. There is nothing better at the end of the day to finish with a good meal in a cozy English pub and soak up the atmosphere.
View our exclusive and detailed destination guide for walking across Northern England's Coast to Coast Path.
Our dedicated Coast to Coast team in the UK and Australia have all walked the Coast to Coast, so we know this walk very well and understand all its charms and challenges.