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Coast to Coast Walk West (9 Days & 8 Nights)

  • Walk the hardest and most beautiful Coast to Coast section through the Lake District
  • Soak up views which have inspired famous writers such as Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter
  • Follow mountain paths crisscrossed with ancient stone walls and Herdwick sheep
  • Overnight in picturesque Lakeland villages with slate build houses and great ice cream
  • Sleep cosy hotels and B&B’s, and enjoy pints in friendly country pubs
The Coast to Coast West takes you through the dramatic upland scenery of the English Lake District from St Bees, located on the Irish Sea, to the market town of Kirkby Stephen. Created by Alfred Wainwright, this is one of the world’s greatest walks and you’ll complete the western section on this particular itinerary. Your overnights are in small, cosy B&B’s full of Lakeland charm and character. You will be able to taste local ales in the cheery pubs whilst chatting with your fellow ‘coast to coasters’ sharing stories from the trail. A great introduction to this route if you are short of time and just fancy a flavour of this classic path.


Day 1 Arrive St Bees Day 2 St Bees to Ennerdale 15 miles / 24 km Day 3 Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite 16 miles / 26 km Day 4 Rosthwaite to Grasmere 9.5 miles / 15 km Day 5 Grasmere to Patterdale 7.5 miles / 12 km Day 6 Patterdale to Shap 16 miles / 26 km Day 7 Shap to Orton 8 miles / 13 km Day 8 Orton to Kirkby Stephen 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 9 Onward Travel

This trip has a carbon score of 5kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 5kg is equivalent to 1 Neapolitan margherita pizza. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information on how we've carbon counted our trips.


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  • Coast to Coast

    Alfred Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk is one of the greatest walking routes in England. This video takes you through the technicalities and shows you the reasons why you should get on your boots and take to this trail. With stunning scenery, charming villages and a wonderful sense of achievement at the end, the Coast to Coast is waiting for you. 

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