Coast to Coast Walk
St. Bees, West Lakes & Coast

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The magnificent Coast to Coast Walk offers a unique, challenging experience for seasoned walkers. Taking in some of the most spectacular scenery and passing through endless places of interest and beauty in the North of England, the complete walk can take 2 weeks to complete!  

Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk ranks amongst the most popular of long distance walks in the UK, with walkers coming from all over the world to complete the spectacular journey across England.

It was originally called ‘Wainwright’s Way’, as it was created and documented by Alfred Wainwright the author of a range of hill and mountain walking books. Walkers usually travel from West to East, commencing at St Bees on the Irish Sea coast and completing the journey at Robin Hoods Bay on the North Sea coast.

The journey passes through some of the most wonderful, varied and spectacular scenery you could ever wish to see, including The Lake District National Park, The Yorkshire Dales National Park and The North Yorkshire moors National Park. You will experience beautiful lakes and rugged mountains of the Lake District, the rolling patchwork valleys of the Dales and the stunning expanse of moor land heather in the North York Moors, with dramatic coastal scenery at each end.

The Coast to Coast Walk is not one of Britain's designated National Trails, however it is by far one of the most popular long distance footpaths in the country. Overall the walk takes from 11 to 15 days to complete depending on your chosen route. The best season for the coast to coast is April to October, however it is walked throughout the year with some hardy souls preferring to walk through the snow covered mountains and fells in the midst of winter!

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