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Coast to Coast

Walking England's wild side

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Accommodation with character

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.

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Day with a Mountain Guide in the lakes

A unique feature of our trips is the day our clients spend with an experienced mountain guide in the Lake District. As well as imparting local knowledge, the guide walks with you over the fells and helps you navigate with a map and get comfortable finding your way. This inclusion adds to the safety and enjoyment of a walk along the Coast to Coast path.

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Local support & luggage transfers

You will have daily luggage transfers and the back-up of our local contact should you need any emergency assistance or help with additional transfers during your trip. This leaves you free to focus on enjoying your walk, knowing your luggage will be waiting for you each night.

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Rugged walking in 3 national parks

The Coast to Coast goes through 3 of England's best national parks: the world-famous scenery of the Lake District, the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and the wide open expanses of the North Yorkshire Moors. It is an epic walking adventure over stunning mountains, moors and dales and through charming rural villages.

Experience England's most beautiful walk

Experience a real walking adventure on the Coast to Coast trail

The Coast to Coast walk was a challenging but fulfilling experience. The spectacular scenery encountered during this journey can only be truly appreciated if you take the time to walk it. A road trip wouldn’t be near as nice!

Barbara & David Pasfield (SA)
August 2017

This trip was a fabulous experience and very well organised. The accommodation was great and the walk was amazing. Sandra did a fantastic job escorting us; it was definitely first-class all the way.

Valda Fitzgerald (ACT)
August 2017

Brilliant trip! One of our best ever holidays. Invigorating and relaxing at the same time. Lovely scenery, lovely people on the way, well organised with good accommodation. We loved the challenge and the interaction with locals and other travellers.

Matthew & Catherine Gibney (VIC)
August 2017

The Coast to Coast walk was the highlight of my first trip overseas. Rachael, our guide, did an amazing job catering for everyone’s dietary needs and supporting us on the walk. I loved the walk, beautiful scenery, B&Bs and hotel accommodation, friendly fellow walkers and the changing scenery each day.

Helen Donald (VIC)
August 2017

Interactive Map

Click on a trail point for interactive map highlights

St. Bees

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 Lake District

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 Yorkshire Dales

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.

North Yorkshire Moors

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.

Robin Hood's Bay

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.

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Friendly locals and cozy Pubs

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.

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DESTINATION GUIDE - ESSENTIAL READING!

The iconic Coast to Coast walk was originally created and described by the famous English author Alfred Wainwright in his 1973 book A Coast to Coast Walk. The route has been adapted over time but the essence remains the same: a ramble that takes you from the Irish Sea at St Bees in Cumbria across the Pennines and Moors to embrace the North Sea at Robin Hood’s Bay.

En route you’ll walk through the best of northern England with countless small villages, majestic views and warm, welcoming pubs to break your journey. As well as three of the country’s best national parks: the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.

Like other long-distance walks, the Coast to Coast gives the opportunity for meeting fellow walkers from all over the world.

Why choose us for your Coast to Coast walk?

The Coast to Coast is one of the most rewarding walks you can do but the trail is not well signed, so you need to be properly prepared, self-reliant and comfortable navigating and reading maps. We are the only company that provides a Lake District Mountain guide to ensure your trip gets off to a safe and enjoyable start and to prepare you for what's to come. Rest assured, we also provide local back-up along the route should you need it. RAW Travel's founder comes from this part of England and our staff have walked the Coast to Coast, so we know this walk very well and understand all its charms and challenges.

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