Coast to Coast Walk East

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The Coast to Coast East takes you through the peaceful rolling hills and moorland of the Yorkshire Dales, from the market town of Kirkby Stephen to Robin Hood’s Bay on the north east coast of England. Created by Alfred Wainwright, this is one of the world’s great walks and on this particular itinerary you will complete the eastern section. 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.

What To Expect

If you don’t have a full two weeks to spare, but would like to experience a world class walk through the dramatic scenery of the Yorkshire Dales in just over a week, then you should consider this tour. Perhaps another time you can return and walk the western section of the trail, so accomplishing the full Coast to Coast, but in two sections.

Tour Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active trip.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Walking | A classic point to point walking trip, staying in a different location each night

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travelers

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Activity Level & 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 waymarked sporadically so at least one of your party needs to be able to navigate using a map and compass. We will provide you with a Coast to Coast Guidebook and a Harvey map to assist you. You will also have access to our Macs Adventure App, allowing you to follow the route on richly detailed mapping on your smartphone.

Accommodations

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.

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 in 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.

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
Extras
  • Extra nights

When To Go

The Coast to Coast Walk is available from April to October.

Getting to the Start

Getting to Kirkby Stephen

The closest airports to Kirkby Stephen are Manchester and Newcastle. From Manchester Airport you can take a train to Kirkby Stephen via Carlisle. From Newcastle, it is a bit more complicated and time-consuming as you have to go via bus and train with a few changes. However it can be done and you would need to check the Traveline website for schedules. The Trainline is also a good resource.

It is also possible to travel by train from London via Carlisle, or via Leeds.

Parking in Kirkby Stephen is limited. There are some spaces in the Pennine View Campsite. The campsite is secure and you can leave it there for the duration of your walk.

Getting from the End

The closest airports to Robin Hood's Bay are 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.

Luggage 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.

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 daypack.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Kirkby Stephen and overnight Day 2 Kirkby Stephen to Keld 14.5 miles / 23 km Day 3 Keld to Reeth 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 4 Reeth to Richmond 14 miles / 22 km Day 5 Richmond to Ingleby Cross 23 miles / 37 km Day 6 Ingleby Cross to Great Broughton 12 miles / 19 km Day 7 Great Broughton to Glaisdale 18.5 miles / 30 km Day 8 Glaisdale to Robin Hoods Bay 19.5 miles / 31 km Day 9 Onward Travel

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