Coast to Coast

The Coast to Coast Walk is a 192-mile long-distance footpath from the Irish sea at St Bees to the North sea at Robin Hood’s Bay devised by Wainwright in 1973.  It passes through the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and the North York Moors National Park.  We have already completed the Pennine Way and the Cotswold Way and the Coast to Coast was on our wish-list as a must do walk.

We don’t do these walks the traditional way – we’re not fit enough for the back to back days of walking or the very long distances you can’t avoid on some days when you need to find accommodation at the end of each day.  We devised our methodology when we first decided we wanted to walk the Pennine Way and it worked well for us.

We use two cars, both driving to the end point of a day’s walk, parking one car and driving the other one to the start point.  At the of the day we have to drive the end-point car back to the start and then both drive home separately.  We did the Pennine way in one or two week holidays over five years – finding a holiday cottage roughly halfway between the section we planned to walk each time.  The Cotswold Way we could do at weekends from home.

Click on the links below to read about each section of our Coast to Coast walk.

Day Route Miles Ft Ascent
Coast to Coast Day 1 St Bees to Cleator 9.4 1,158
Coast to Coast Day 2 Cleator to Ennerdale
Coast to Coast Day 3 Ennerdale to Honister
Coast to Coast Day 4 Honister to Stonethwaite 4.6 135
Coast to Coast Day 5 Stonethwaite to Grasmere 8.2 1,857
Coast to Coast Day 6 Grasmere to Patterdale 8.7 2,303
Coast to Coast Day 7 Patterdale to Hawewater 8.5 2,644
Coast to Coast Day 8 Haweswater to Shap 10.9 1,257
Coast to Coast Day 9 Shap to Sunbiggin Tarn 11.0 1,214
Coast to Coast Day 10 Sunbiggin Tarn to Kirkby Stephen 9.7   951
Coast to Coast Day 11 Kirkby Stephen to Keld 12.2 1,962
Coast to Coast Day 12 Keld to Reeth
Coast to Coast Day 13 Reeth to Richmond 10.9 1,345
Coast to Coast Day 14 Richmond to Great Langton 10.7 748
Coast to Coast Day 15 Great Langton to Ingleby Cross 12.3 433
Coast to Coast Day 16
Coast to Coast Day 17
Coast to Coast Day 18
Coast to Coast Day 19
Coast to Coast Day 20
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