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Coast to Coast Self Guided Walking Holiday
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Highlights

  • Walking England's Coast to Coast from west to east.
  • Dramatic upland scenery in the English Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.
  • Passing through some of England’s finest villages, such as Grasmere.
  • Wonderful camaraderie between fellow “coast to coasters”.
  • Finishing in Robin Hood’s Bay feeling exhilarated and rewarded.

The Coast to Coast is one of the world’s great walks and encompasses two coasts, three national parks and 199 miles of footpath to create a perfect snapshot of northern England.

Created by Alfred Wainwright, this long distance walk takes you through picturesque villages, rolling hills, immaculate farmland and mountains in the Pennines, the English Lake District and the North Yorkshire Moors.

As you walk you will meet fellow “coast to coasters” and enjoy the incredible camaraderie as you bump into the same walkers along the trail and in the charming B&B’s at day’s end. This dramatic and rewarding trail will stay forever in your memory.

For some Coast to Coast inspiration, visit Huffington Post's blog on Walking Wainwright's Coast to Coast for a tale of friendship and adventure.

As a specialist in English Coast to Coast walks we offer a huge range of itineraries to suit every walker. Each itinerary we offer is detailed day by day on the right and the stages that make up the coast to coast are described in more details below.


This brief description of the Coast to Coast covers the main sections of the walk and each itinerary we offer details your overnight stops and daily distance walked.


Starting Point: St Bees

The attractive village of St Bees is served by regular trains to Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness, from where you can connect to all UK destinations. Journey time from London is between 4h30 and 5h30. Parking is very limited.


Stage 1 - St Bees to Ennerdale - 15 Miles

After dipping your toes in the sea and pocketing a pebble from St Bees beach a delightful day of walking awaits. High cliffs, quiet country lanes and distant views of Lakeland.


Stage 2 - Ennerdale to Shap - 49 Miles

Three of four days of walking on arguably the finest fifty miles of trail England has to offer will take you through the best of the Lake District. Overnight stops at the Lakeland towns of Rosthwaite, Patterdale and perhaps Grasmere are a welcome respite from the hilly terrain.


Stage 3 - Shap to Kirkby Stephen - 20 Miles

Having left the lakes behind you are now in rolling farmland, without the steep ascents and descents of the last few days. Limestone crags and open pasture are a feature of this section, as are several prehistoric sites.


Stage 4 - Kirkby Stephen to Richmond - 41 Miles

Predominantly in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the two or three days it takes to walk this section will take you across the Pennines, the great watershed of England. Wild moorland and expansive views reward you for your efforts as you walk across this enchanting landscape. Richmond is a busy fortified market town which grew up around the castle.


Stage 5 - Richmond to Ingleby Cross - 23 Miles

The flattest section of the Coast to Coast traverses the no mans land between the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. A fairly uneventful stage but pleasant none the less.


Stage 6 - Ingleby Cross to Glaisdale - 31 Miles

The wild open spaces of the North York Moors have a unique atmosphere that feeds the spirit and lifts the soul. Delightful villages and remote inns welcome you at the end of each days’ walk.


Stage 7 - Glaisdale to Robin Hoods Bay - 20 Miles

Many walkers consider this varied section of the walk the very best of the Coast to Coast. Enchanting woodland, open moors and cliff top walking bring you to the charming village of Robin Hood’s Bay and the end of your journey.


Stage 8 - Departing Robin Hood’s Bay

Scarborough is a 30 minute taxi or 60 minute bus journey from Robin Hood’s Bay and regular trains connect to York and other UK destinations.


For some Coast to Coast inspiration, visit Huffington Post's blog on Walking Wainwright's Coast to Coast for a tale of friendship and adventure.

Accommodation

We specifically choose the hotels, inns, guesthouses and B&B’s to ensure that you enjoy every minute of your stay. They all offer a warm welcome to walkers, traditional hospitality and delicious local food. We always try and book your accommodation as close as possible to the trail.


Additional Nights

Many of our clients choose to add extra nights along the walk to sample more of the wonderful walking and attractions available on the Coast to Coast. Rosthwaite is a good choice as there are many walks around Borrowdale and you could visit Keswick which is close by. There is plenty to do in the busy village of Grasmere or if you prefer somewhere quieter Patterdale is a good option. Richmond is also a popular stop with its cobbled streets and market place.  Some people like to have an extra night in Robin Hood’s Bay at the end of the walk to relax and enjoy the satisfaction of having finished this iconic walk.


Accommodation Location

We will always try and accommodate you at the locations detailed in the tour itinerary. Occasionally, because of limited availability we may have to accommodate you into alternative accommodations which are not listed in the description. If those listed are unavailable the alternative accommodation will be of the same or better standard than those described.


Single Rooms & Solo Walkers

If you require single rooms we would be happy to accommodate you although there is a single room supplement payable.


We welcome solo walkers on the Coast to Coast, although you should of course take extra care in the outdoors when walking solo.


Meals

A hearty breakfast is included each morning. Lunch and dinner are not included so you are free to choose from the available options. Most of your accommodations will more than happy to provide a packed lunch on request and this can be booked on arrival. Dinner is available either at your accommodation or nearby pubs or restaurants.



 

 

 



Abbey Farm - St Bees



Abbey Farm - St Bees

Abbey Farm is a great B&B located at the start of the Coast to Coast in St Bees. Janet and Steve Pearson offer a very warm welcome to Coast to Coast walkers.


 

 

 


 

 

 



Shepherds Arms - Ennerdale Bridge



Shepherds Arms - Ennerdale Bridge

Shepherds Arms is a gem of country house hotel and inn offering home cooked produce and real ales and comfortable rooms.


 

 

 


 

 

 



Royal Oak - Rosthwaite



Royal Oak - Rosthwaite

The Royal Oak is an old 18th Century farmhouse and offers a homely atmosphere with snug bar and sitting room with open fire along with rooms with unique and individual charm.


 

 

 


 

 

 




Old Water View - Patterdale

Old Water View has been welcoming visitors for over 100 years and was one of Wainwright's own personal favourites. It offers comfortable accommodation with lots of extra little personal touches.


 

 

 


 

 

 




Brookfield House - Shap

Brookfield House offers comfortable accommodation with spectacular views across the fells. They are renowned for their personal attention.


 

 

 


 

 

 




Barn House - Orton

Barn House is a friendly, family-run Bed and Breakfast situated just outside Orton who cater very well for walkers.


 

 

 


 

 

 




Old Croft House - Kirky Stephen

The Old Croft House is a Grade II listed Georgian town house situated in the market town of Kirkby Stephen in the beautiful Eden Valley.It is full of character and is somewhere a little bit special and different to stay.


 

 

 


 

 

 




Keld Lodge - Keld

A warm welcome awaits you at Keld Lodge.Their philosophy is based on the traditional values of welcoming the hungry, sometimes weary traveller, with warm hospitality, good wholesome food, and an exceptionally high standard of bed & breakfast.


 

 

 


 

 

 



Cambridge House - Reeth



Cambridge House - Reeth

This 5 star guest house offers clean and high quality accommodation in a fantastic setting with views over Swaledale and a short walk away from Reeth village. They also offer tea and cake to welcome all guests on arrival and there is a boot room/drying room.


 

 

 


 

 

 



Frenchgate Guest House - Richmond



Frenchgate Guest House - Richmond

The Frenchgate Guest House is a Victorian era townhouse situated within short walking distance of Richmond's historic market place. They pride themselves on quality of their service.


 

 

 


 

 

 




Park House - Ingleby Cross

A warm and friendly welcome awaits you with large, comfortable rooms and a roaring fire in the lounge. The spacious gardens offer breathtaking views across the Vale of Mowbray and you may see lots of wildlife whilst relaxing after a hard days walking.


 

 

 


 

 

 




Wainstones Hotel - Great Broughton

You'll be guaranteed a warm welcome at this 3* Hotel which has great service and facilities. All of the 24 rooms offer high quality and comfortable surroundings.


 

 

 


 

 

 




Red House Farm - Glaisdale

Award Winning Cottages and Bed & Breakfast in a quiet unspoilt valley in the North York Moors National Park. Red House Farm is located in Glaisdale Dale just 400m from the village of Glaisdale.


 

 

 


 

 

 




Clarence Dene B&B - Robin Hood's Bay

Clarence Dene offers offers a very high standard of accommodation and comfort with panoramic views over the picturesque bay.


 

 

 

Availability

The Coast to Coast Walk is available from March to September.


On the Coast to Coast accommodations are now getting busy for
2017, so if we cannot secure a reservation for you in towns and villages that are
actually on the trail, we will book you into accommodations close by and then
provide transfers. On the Coast to Coast, in busy times, this may mean up to 2
or 3 transfers on the longer itineraries. These transfers will be at an
additional cost of your holiday.


Grade & Terrain

This holiday is graded anywhere between moderate to strenuous depending on which itinerary you choose. It is most suitable for those walkers with previous long distance experience.


The route is a mixture of paths, tracks and minor roads. Some of the paths can become very muddy and boggy where progress can often be slow.


Navigation

The route is way marked sporadically so at least one of your party needs to be able to navigate using a map and compass.  We will also provide you with a Coast to Coast Guidebook and a Harvey map to  to assist you.


Baggage Transfer

Your bags will be transferred from your accommodation as per your itinerary and moved onto your next overnight accommodation. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20kg per person.  Please ensure that you do not bring more than one bag of 20kg, as if this occurs, the luggage transfer company will ask you to pay an additional fee (approx. £8.00 per day, per bag). This additional payment, should it be necessary, needs to be made locally to the driver and in cash. All bags need to be labelled, as do any additional bags, as if they are not labelled we cannot guarantee that they will reach you at the next accommodation.


If you are travelling from far afield and do have more than one bag it is possible to arrange for the extra luggage to be stored whilst you are on the tour for a fee of £25 per bag. These additional bags would be picked up from your accommodation at the start point (St Bees or Kirkby Stephen) and dropped off wherever you finish depending on the itinerary you choose to do. Please contact us if you are interested in this option.


Equipment

Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes and a day pack.


Walking Direction

Due to baggage transfer restrictions we can only offer this walk from West to East.


General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Getting to St Bees

The closest airports to the start of the walk are Manchester and Newcastle.  From both airports the travel time by train is approximately 4 hours. You can also fly into any of the London Airports and take a train north from London Euston to St Bees (via Carlisle). There are also alternative trains going via Preston and Barrow-in Furness.


If you are thinking of driving please be aware that there are very limited parking facilities. The only free public parking is available at the railway station (only 18 spaces available) but is not intended for C2C walkers. Many B&B’s have parking available at a small fee per night.


Getting from Robin Hood’s Bay

The closest airports are again either  Newcastle or Manchester, both of which are just over 4 hours from Robin Hood’s Bay bus and train. Please check the Traveline website for timetables. You can catch a bus to Scarborough and from here a train to Newcastle, Manchester or London in order to make your onward journeys.   


If you left your car in St Bees you would need to take a bus from Robin Hood's Bay to Scarborough and from here take a train via Manchester and Carlisle to St Bees (approx. 6 hrs). Again, please check the Traveline website for schedules.


Included

  • Hand picked B&B's, guesthouses and small hotel accommodation
  • Door to door baggage transfer.
  • A detailed information pack, guidebook and map
  • Emergency telephone support from our office in the event of a problem.

Excluded

  • Travel to St Bees
  • Travel from Robin Hood's Bay
  • Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks
  • Taxi transfers or public transport should you wish to skip a stage
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Equipment

Extras

  • Single room supplement
  • Solo Walker Supplement
  • Extra nights

How far in advance do I need to book?

We suggest you book as soon as your plans are finalised as Wainwright's Coast to Coast is extremely popular especially over April/May and September. You will find up to date availability on our website and we will always try and accommodate your plans.

How fit do I need to be?

We offer a range of itineraries so you can choose your preferred daily distance so hopefully you will find an itinerary that suits your preferred level of activity. If you currently don’t enjoy an active lifestyle we suggest regular walking in hilly terrain supplemented by cardio vascular exercise for at least 6 months prior to your walk. A good gym or personal trainer will be able to draw up a personalised training programme.

What personal equipment do I need?

You will need good walking shoes/boots (ideally waterproof), comfortable walking clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers, a daypack and hats/gloves etc.

When is the best time of year?

Traditionally April/May has always been the most popular time of year because the theory goes that the weather is better. Although any time between late March and October offers a wonderful experience.

Am I able to take my dog?

Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate walkers with dogs as many of the accommodation providers we use do not accept pets.

What happens if I can’t walk a stage?

You can use public transport, bus or local taxis to continue to your next overnight stop.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Macs AdventureCoast to Coast Walk - 14 Days & 13 Nights
 
4.7

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Pros

  • Well organised (155)
  • Fun (124)
  • Great accommodations (124)
  • Once in a lifetime experience (98)
  • Challenging (6)

Cons

  • Exhausting (22)
  • Poor accommodations (5)

Best Uses

  • Holiday (110)
  • Trying something new (93)
  • Relaxation (42)
  • Thrill seeking (30)
  • Challenge (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Occasional traveller (67), World traveller (48), Avid adventurer (32), Keen walker (5), Regular walker (3)

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5.0

Amazing experience!

By Flip flops hayley

from London

About Me Avid Adventurer

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Pros

  • Fun
  • Great Accommodations
  • Well Organised

Cons

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      Comments about Macs Adventure Coast to Coast Walk - 14 Days & 13 Nights:

      I loved walking Coast to Coast, not only for the joy of walking across a country, but because Macs Adventure did all the hard work so I could concentrate on the walking. The guide book they sent was invaluable, along with the maps. And the accommodation they booked was brilliant and the B&B owners really added to the experience.

       
      5.0

      Marvellous Experience

      By The Welsh Canadians

      from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

      About Me Occasional Traveller

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun
      • Great Accommodations
      • Once in a Lifetime Experience
      • Well Organised

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Holiday
        • Thrill Seeking
        • Trying Something New

        Comments about Macs Adventure Coast to Coast Walk - 14 Days & 13 Nights:

        Extremely well organized by a highly professional organization. 18 days of travel with hardly a reason for complaint. The Coast to Coast trail itself lived up to expectations as a challenging and spectacular walk coving three national parks, including everything from craggy peaks, marshy bogs, bleak spectacular moorlands, and gental pastural scenes and seascapes.

         
        4.0

        Wonderful Hike

        By Joe

        from Los Angeles, California, USA

        About Me Walker and Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Challenging
        • Fun
        • Wonderful and Varied Scenery

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hiking

          Comments about Macs Adventure Coast to Coast Walk - 14 Days & 13 Nights:

          This is for the 14 days walking trip. It was a wonderful trip. We hope to do it again adding a couple rest days, or at least go back to spend time in Grassmere, Richmond, Grossmont, or Robin Hood's Bay. We are in our 60's and have done other long walks in or near the UK - this is our favorite so far. The scenery is varied and wonderful, from the small mountains, lakes and rock walls of the Lake District, to the green rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales, and on to the starkness of the North York moors. Navigation is a bit of a challenge particularly in the Lake District -- which was a bit of fun. The logistics arranged by Mac's went smoothly -- luggage moved timely every day and a B&B or hotel was there for us each night.
          The 4 instead of 5 is based on (1) the somewhat outdated maps in the book and on (2) the varied accommodations (probably due mostly to my booking only 2 to 3 months before the trip. Book early!)
          Some of the maps in the book could use an update. We discovered this along the trial. Examples include going over Dent Hill near the start and going through the bogs near Nine Standards. Be prepared to use a GPS or the Ordinance Maps provided by Mac's and a compass to supplement the maps in the book.
          In general the B&B's and hotels were very good to excellent and either on or near the trail or the owners would pick up and drop off from the trail - examples include Jasmine House B&B in St. Bee's, The Scafell Hotel in Rostwaite, The Inn in Grassmere, The Old School in Tebay, Black Bull Hotel in Kirby Stephen, Frith Lodge in Keld - exceptional although about a mile hike from the coast to coast trial, Buck Hotel in Reeth but avoid the noisy second floor rooms near the street, Frenchgate in Richmond but make sure to get a back room overlooking the town not a noisy front room facing the street, Ingleby Farm House in Ingleby, Wainstones Hotel in Great Broughton and Raven's House in Robin Hood's Bay.
          Overall, a wonderful trip.

           
          5.0

          A great escape

          By Andrew

          from Devon

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Accommodations
          • see a variety of wild places in Northern England
          • Well Organised

          Cons

          • Some long days and less interesting bits

          Best Uses

          • Holiday

          Comments about Macs Adventure Coast to Coast Walk - 14 Days & 13 Nights:

          A challenging trip, we were lucky with the weather and completed the walk without any blisters or injuries! The accommodations were all of a good standard and in a variety of establishments which made the trip more interesting. The Sherpa bag forwarding service worked every day and we were most impressed by the organisation of the whole package.

           
          4.0

          Coast to coast 16 days 15 nights

          By Dave Q

          from Birmingham

          About Me Occasional Traveller

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun
          • Great Accommodations
          • Well Organised

          Cons

          • Exhausting

          Best Uses

          • Holiday

          Comments about Macs Adventure Coast to Coast Walk - 14 Days & 13 Nights:

          Well organised holiday but spread of walks not well balanced with 2nd half distance 96 miles completed in just 6 days and 62 miles in 3 of last 4 days walking. Walking further than 16 miles even on flat sections (most are not flat!) is not achievable more than maybe once and definitely not on consecutive days unless you are a very experienced walker. We completed the walk in the 14 days but the last 4 days because of the distances were a struggle despite very good weather on all but one day.
          We did a fair amount of training before hand so didn't struggle because of fitness, you will however if you don't prepare
          Overall we had a great time and everything went to plan so would recommend but check the proposed daily distances Care because some shorter sections in Lake District are very up and down so I wouldn't extend
          I would recommend

           
          5.0

          Totally hastle free

          By David

          from Shropshire

          About Me Avid Adventurer

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          Pros

          • Fun
          • Great Accommodations
          • Well Organised

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Holiday

            Comments about Macs Adventure Coast to Coast Walk - 14 Days & 13 Nights:

            All good

             
            4.0

            Great trip, Some good and some not so good but well worth it

            By Biff

            from Edinburgh

            About Me Occasional Traveller

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Accommodations
            • Once in a Lifetime Experience
            • Well Organised

            Cons

            • Exhausting

            Best Uses

            • Holiday

            Comments about Macs Adventure Coast to Coast Walk - 14 Days & 13 Nights:

            Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk

            Before you start this walk here are some of my thoughts to help you.

            Be aware that this route is NOT well signposted so you will need some map reading skills. Be also aware that your phone will not have connection in the early part of your Yorkshire route

            You need to have the book "Coast to Coast path" by Henry Stedman
            You need the Harvey maps Coast to Coast West and Coast to Coast East
            You need to have the app "OS Locate"

            The book is 18cm x12cm and it provides 95 sketch maps to help you find your way along with masses of other information on accommodation eating places and history of places on the route. I suggest once you have planned your stops you do the following with this book. You either photocopy each map or cut the maps out of the book. You then group the maps into each days walk and place them on an envelope for each days walk. You then need a waterproof clear plastic container which you should hang round your neck and each day put that days maps into the container. If you wear glasses I suggest you get them some system that allows you to hang them round your neck. The reason for this is you will be constantly looking at the sketch maps to keep on your route.

            The OS Locate is only to provide you with your map reference for the Harvey map so you can see if you have missed a turn and are now on the wrong route. The Harvey map should help you get back on track.

            I used Mac Adventure who organised the accommodation and provided the maps and book. Kirsty from there helped plan the trip and was very helpful in making sure we had the length of walk right for each day. Be aware that some days I only did 12 miles but others I did 23 miles but one was flat and the other very up and down. She also organised it so I could leave my car and get returned to my car at the end of the trip. My luggage was also moved each day to my next accommodation which meant that I only had to carry enough for one

             
            5.0

            The C2C was terrific and so was MacsAdventure

            By Beau on the C2C

            from Indiana, USA

            About Me Avid walker, 70, female, Occasional Traveller

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Challenging and totally thrilling!
            • Great Accommodations
            • Once in a Lifetime Experience
            • Well Organised

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Holiday
              • Thrill Seeking
              • Trying Something New

              Comments about Macs Adventure Coast to Coast Walk - 14 Days & 13 Nights:

              My sister and I, ages 63 and 70, walked the C2C in 17 days, plus rest days in Patterdale and Richmond, 19 days in all, no hurry and this allowed us a few lovely short restful walking days among some grueling long ones. We now are sure we could have done it in 16 walking days with the usual long first day – we'd split it, anticipating jet lag -- and other people our age who did it in 14 or fewer seemed to find it a bit much. This was all coordinated by Kayleigh at MacsAdventure, who was infinitely patient with our many requests (especially one big change, moving everything to a day later at a fairly last minute). Macs provided thorough info on each lodging, Stedman's excellent and witty guidebook, fine Harveys topo maps, and good general tips. All lodgings were clean, comfortable, quiet, had all amenities including wifi, mostly small B&Bs in or adjoining the hosts' homes, and the hosts were so positive and encouraging; the sole exception was the ultra-posh large lakeside hotel in Borrowdale/Rothswaite, re-assigned after our date change – clean, comfortable but expensive prix-fixe meals (they grudgingly allowed sharing, and soup instead of dessert) and lacking the walker ambiance of all the others. The SherpaVan service is fabulous. The C2C is challenging, exhilarating, and do-able, even the long Patterdale-Shap slog which took almost 12 hours with our slow uphills – just keep walking! Main tips for walkers: get hiking boots with strong grippy soles for steep rock work; wear gaiters every day – mud and bog most days, even with our limited rain; 2 pairs of quick-dry pants and 3 of SmartWool socks would be plenty; long waterproof raincoat with hood served as windbreaker in hellacious mountain and moor winds; be alert to inventive signage; about half the walkers of all ages used sticks, and I recommend them for steep uphills and for cushioning steep tricky stony descents. Toss your pebble into the sea at RHB; don't forget to sign The Book at the Bay Hotel.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The most amazing and wonderful walk I have done!

              By Mary in the misty mountains

              from Pennsylvania

              About Me A fan of long walks

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fun
              • Great Accommodations
              • Once in a Lifetime Experience
              • Well Organised

              Cons

              • Exhausting

              Best Uses

              • Holiday

              Comments about Macs Adventure Coast to Coast Walk - 14 Days & 13 Nights:

              This wonderful walk covers a great variety of terrain, all very lovely, and much of it quite challenging, especially the days covering the gorgeous Lake District. Gorgeous little villages!!. If you are of retirement age, I recommend no less than 16 days of walking and at least 1 rest day somewhere. Richmond is a good place to take a break. We were two women 63 and 70 with a couple of 100 mile walks under our boots, and we found it challenging, sometimes exhausting, but do-able in 17 days. But 12-14 days seemed typical for the people we met, most of whom were younger. The Lakes (more accurately, the mountains between lakes!) were intense in beauty and difficulty, both physically and in navigating, as there are virtually no trail signs in the Lakes. You will need compass, guide book, topo maps and I recommend an off-line GPS of trail maps on your smartphone so you can find exactly how far off the trail you have wandered! (There are zillions of other trails that intersect everywhere and none are marked). There is only one big flat section of about 23 miles, so even when you get those Lake District mountains behind you, more hills lie ahead in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. It was an amazing and beautiful walk and you meet lovely people. When to go: I have done 3 walks in this part of the world (Scotland, Ireland, England, and all through Macs) all in the second half of April and the temperatures are perfect for walking (45-55 F) and we only had some patchy drizzle in the Lakes, no full rainy days and many days of sunshine. Also you get to see zillions of little lambs, as this is a sheep walk. There are NO sheepless days. (We got quite fond of sheep). Macs was great in all their arrangements. We asked for no more than about 15 miles per day and they managed that quite well, except for the last day, which is invariably 18, but by then we were pretty tough! DO THIS WALK!!! I loved every minute!

               
              4.0

              Excepting the weather, a most exceptional, enjoyable trip.

              By Rick the KeydetEagle

              from Maryland, U.S.A.

              About Me Avid Adventurer, Occasional Traveller

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun
              • Well Organised

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Holiday
                • Thrill Seeking
                • Trying Something New

                Comments about Macs Adventure Coast to Coast Walk - 14 Days & 13 Nights:

                Generally, the accommodations were excellent. The agenda and materials supplied were outstanding and the staff extremely helpful. This was my second trip booked through Macs and I'm considering a third trip. Well done.

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