Strenuous

Strenuous

Coast To Coast Walk - From The Irish Sea To The North Sea

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Established by the immortal Alfred Wainwright, the Coast to Coast Walk is one of the classic British walks. It traverses the North of England from the Irish Sea at St Bees to the North Sea at Robin Hoods Bay, passing through some of the most beautiful and varied scenery in the country: the mountains and lakes of the Lake District, the majestic valleys of the Yorkshire Dales, the heather moorland of the North York Moors, and, by way of contrast, dramatic coastal scenery at the start and finish.We offer this route in several variations:

Prices:

Shortest - 13 nts/14 days (£915.00 pp, based on 2 people sharing) – SEE PROGRAMME BELOW

Longest – 19 nts/18 days (£1325.00 pp, based on 2 people charing) – SEE PROGRAMME BELOW

Various options available in between the two i.e. - 14 nights – 13 days: £980 per person 15 nights – 14 days: £1045 per person 16 nights – 15 days: £1125 per person 17 nights – 16 days: £1195 per person 18 nights – 17 days: £1255 per person.

In addition, you may elect to do just one part of the route – please contact us for details.

Total distance: 190 miles (304km). Season: April to October Starting point of holiday: St. Bees End of holiday: Robin Hood's Bay

Included:

Accommodation in en suite rooms in hotels, inns and guesthouses; occasionally it is necessary to book rooms with shared facilities if no en suite lodgings are available, we will notify you if this is the case. Breakfast each day. Door to door luggage transfer along the trail. A set of maps and route notes. Emergency telephone number.

Itinerary - (Shortest)

Day 1: Travel to St. Bees, where your first nights accommodation has been booked

Day 2: St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge. 14 miles (22.5km)

Day 3: Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite. 14.5 miles (23km)

Day 4: Rosthwaite to Patterdale. 17½ miles (28km)

Day 5: Patterdale to Shap. 16 miles (25.5km)

Day 6: Shap to Kirkby Stephen. 20 miles (32km)

Day 7: Kirkby Stephen to Keld. 13 miles (21km)

Day 8: Keld to Reeth. 11 miles (17.5km)

Day 9: Reeth to Richmond. 11 miles (17.5km)

Day 10: Richmond to Ingleby Cross. 23 miles (37km)

Day 11: Ingleby Cross to Clay Bank Top. 12.5 miles (20km)

Day 12: Clay Bank Top to Glaisdale. 18.5 miles (29.5km)

Day 13: Glaisdale to Robin Hood's Bay. 19 miles (30.5km)

Day 14: Depart from Robin Hood's Bay after breakfast.

Itinerary - (Longest)

Day 1: Travel to St. Bees, where your first nights accommodation has been booked

Day 2: St Bees to Cleator Moor. 8.5 miles (13.5km)

Day 3: Cleator Moor to Ennerdale Bridge. 5.5 miles (9km)

Day 4: Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite. 14.5 miles (23km)

Day 5: Rosthwaite to Grasmere. 9 miles (14.5km)

Day 6: Grasmere to Patterdale. 8.5 miles (13.5km)

Day 7: Patterdale to Burnbanks 11 miles (17.5km)

Day 8: Burnbanks to Orton. 13 miles (21km)

Day 9: Orton to Kirkby Stephen. 13 miles (21km)

Day 10: Kirkby Stephen to Keld. 13 miles (21km)

Day 11: Keld to Reeth. 11 miles (17.5km)

Day 12: Reeth to Richmond. 11 miles (17.5km)

Day 13: Richmond to Danby Wiske. 14 miles (22.5km)

Day 14: Danby Wiske to Ingleby Cross. 9 miles (14.5km)

Day 15: Ingleby Cross to Clay Bank Top. 12.5 miles (20km)

Day 16: Clay Bank Top to Blakey. 9.5 miles (14.5km)

Day 17: Blakey to Glaisdale. 9 miles (14.5km)

Day 18: Glaisdale to Littlebeck. 8 miles (13km)

Day 19: Littlebeck to Robin Hood's Bay. 11 miles (17.5km)

Day 20: Depart from Robin Hood's Bay after breakfast

ACCOMMODATION:

A selection of carefully chosen B&B's or Inns – all rooms with private bathrooms. Upgrades are possible and it is possible to mix and match the accommodation if you wish – please ask us.

WHAT TO TAKE

Sturdy walking boots and walking socks (with a change of socks in rucksack), rucksack/day pack, 1 x water bottle with 1 litre capacity, insect repellent, sun glasses, sun hat, sun block/cream, compass, torch, first-aid kit

WHEN TO GO

Mid-April to mid-September. Accommodation will be difficult to obtain on UK national holidays unless booked well in advance (and may require an alteration to the programme).

GETTING THERE:

Getting to St Bees

The closest airports would be Manchester, Newcastle or Glasgow. From all airports travel time is approx 4 hrs. By rail, there is usually a change involved at Carlisle.

Departing Robin Hoods Bay.

The closest railway station with frequent rail connections is Scarborough.

The X93 bus runs from Robin hoods Bay to Scarborough and takes approx 35 mins.

INCLUDED:

7 nights B&B with private bathrooms, luggage transportation each walking day, route notes and maps, local back-up.

NOT INCLUDED:

Lunches, dinners, drinks, insurance, anything not mentioned in programme.

INSURANCE

We recommend that you take out appropriate holiday insurance covering you against illness, injury, and loss or damage to luggage. This insurance should also cover the possibility of your having to cancel your holiday for whatever reason.