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Coast to Coast Walk West

  • Walk England’s Coast to Coast West from St Bees to Kirkby Stephen
  • Journey among dramatic upland scenery of the Lake District
  • Pass through some of England’s classic villages, such as Grasmere
  • Enjoy wonderful camaraderie between fellow ‘coast to coasters’
  • Observe some of Britain's rare wildlife, including red squirrels and otters
This western section of the famous Coast to Coast takes you over the Lake District National Park mountains and alongside the lake shores. Walk from St Bees on the Irish Sea, to the pretty market town of Kirby Stephen on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. The Coast to Coash path was created by Alfred Wainwright in the 1970s and is certainly one of the World’s finest long-distance paths. This western section is perfect if you have just one-week available. You will feel the embrace of the landscapes and the warm welcome of the charming B&B’s in the evenings on this superb walking holiday in the English Lake District.


Day 1 Starting Point: 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 Kirkby Stephen 20.5 miles / 32 km Day 8 Onward Travel

This trip has a carbon score of 8kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 8kg is equivalent to 12 pints of local beer at the bar. 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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We use independent suppliers to support communities along our routes, as well as work with organisations to help maintain & restore paths.
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