Coast to Coast

Routes offered on this trail

The Coast to Coast Path has was given a National Trail status in August 2022.  Created by Alfred Wainwright in 1973.  This walk is already enjoyed by many but it is hoped that with the National Trail status, the route will have more maintenance and better signage. Walked from the West Coast to the East Coast.  The path runs from St Bees, on the Irish Sea Coast, through the picturesque lake district, to end on the North Sea coast at Robin Hood's Bay.  The route can be walked as a whole or split into two sections. 

There are areas of this route which can be quite demanding, due to the rugged nature of the terrain and the distance between dwellings.

A very popular walk due to the outstanding beauty of the scenery and the variety of terrain.  Spread over three National Parks.  The path follows steep rugged mountains through the Lake District, with breath taking scenery, winding valleys of the Yorkshire Dales and vast expanse of heather moorland in the North Yorkshire Moors.    

The mileage shown below is from where the Coast to Coast path starts and finishes each day and is for your guidance only. A large part of this walk includes along rural areas, so you will find that sometimes the accommodations are very close to the path and other times you will need to walk a little further to reach your accommodation. You will not be asked to walk any further than one and a half miles from the path to your accommodation.  Please see the Itinerary pages for more details.

There are sections of this walk which follow different routes, depending upon the time of year and also the weather.  Information will be given to you in your walking booklet.  

Please note that there is no accommodation between Patterdale and Shap.  This is a very rural area with limited road network.  The full 16 miles will need to be walked on this day over some very demanding terrain.   

Coast to Coast path.
Full walk. 
190 miles/ 305km

This route is classed as challenging to very challenging.

Walk the whole of the 190 miles of the Coast to Coast path. Over 13 to 19 nights. From £1395.00 per person

Coast to Coast Path.
West Section. 
82 miles/ 131km

This route is classed as very challenging 

Walking the West section of the Coast to Coast path.  Covering 82 miles from St Bees and finishing at Kirkby Stephen. Over 6 to 9 nights.  From £685.00 per person

Coast to Coast path.
East Section. 
108 miles/ 173km

This route is classed as very challenging 

Walking the East section of the Coast to Coast path.  Covering the 108 miles starting at Kirkby Stephen and ending in Robin Hood's Bay. Over 9 to 11 nights from £985.00 per person

Rest Days, explore or relax it's your choice. 

A rest day is a great way to break up your walking Holiday.  You could explore the area or just take it easy for the day.  

A fabulous way to make your holiday more bespoke.

We give you some ideas below on choice places to stop for that extra day. 


Known as the Walker's Paradise.  This bustling Village is a haven for food lovers, with a fabulous selection of places to eat at and a great location for your rest day.  Made famous by William Wordsworth who lived here with his sister.  His tombstone is in the local churchyard of St Oswald's Church. The village is full of buildings dating from the 19th and early 20th Century. Lake Grasmere is only a small walk from the Village.  

Kirkby Stephen

Whether you are visiting Kirkby Stephen as a finishing point, starting point or as a half way stop on your Coast to Coast walk. Kirkby Stephen offers an excellent place to stop for a rest day before taking on the steep climb to Keld. Full of wonderful places to eat and drink and a good selection of local shops. Podgill Viaduct is in easy walking distance. 

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The largest Town on the Coast to Coast path and an excellent place to take your rest day. Offering a Norman Castle, a local Museum, the Green Howards military Museum and the Georgian Theatre Royal, a Georgian playhouse. There is a wide range of eateries and independent shops as well as an outdoor Market held every Saturday and Wednesday. 

Robin Hood's Bay

Taking an additional day to spend at the end of your Coast to Coast path in this picturesque village is a perfect way to end your holiday.  Relax on the sandy beach or just take time to wander through the narrow, twisting cobbled streets and alleyways.  There is a local museum displaying the history of the old fishing Village.  Also a wide range of places to eat and drink.


What we offer

Please see listed below information for this walk.  If you have any questions, please contact us- we will be happy to help.

What is included 

  • You will be accommodated as close to the path as possible in good quality accommodation using a mixture of Guesthouse, Bed and Breakfast, Farmhouse, local Inns and Hotels.
  • All rooms are booked as en-suite or private bathroom wherever possible
  • Breakfast is always included. Sometimes this is continental not always a fully cooked breakfast.
  • Your luggage will be transferred for you between each of your accommodations.
  • Where your accommodation is not within a reasonable walking distance of the path you will be provided with a transfer to your accommodation.
  • Your route planning will be provided as part of your holiday pack.
  • Your Holiday pack will included your Trail Guide and map, itinerary, accommodation directions and route notes, lunch information and evening meal recommendations, luggage transfer information and holiday planning details.
  • A packed lunch and your evening meal are not included in your holiday cost.
  • You will be responsible for getting to your first nights accommodation and departing from your last nights accommodation.  

Additional Costs

Rest Days

If you would like to spend additional days in an area, a rest day can be included in your itinerary.  This is great for exploring the area At £70.00 per person per night.  Please let us know at the time of booking so this can be included.  

Solo Walkers 

Solo walker supplement is charged at £70 per night.  All our walks are based on two people sharing a room.  The Solo Walker supplement is applied per night for anyone holidaying on their own.  It is charged to cover the extra costs passed on from the accommodations and luggage transfers. 

Single Supplement

Single supplement applies if you are booking as part of a group but require a room of your own.  Charged at £60 per person per night. Again, it is charged to cover the extra costs passed on from the accommodations and luggage transfers. 

Postage Costs

Postage is calculated dependant on location, as listed below:

UK - £6.99 per pack

Europe - £17.99 per pack

Rest of World - £26.99 per pack


How to get to the Coast to Coast walk

Railway stations: Can be found at St Bees, Whitby and Scarborough.

Car Parking: There is secure parking at Kirkby Stephen (with prior authorisation).   

If you would like any help with your arrival or departure arrangements, please contact us at the office where we will be happy to give advice.  call us on +44 (0)7399 330178.


When would you like to start

We want to arrange your holiday to suit you.  So you get to choose the start date and we will work from there.  

Our walks are only offered between April and September, giving better daylight hours and safer walking conditions for you. 


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