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

  • Hike 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
  • Overnight in picturesque Lakeland villages with slate build houses and great ice cream
  • Follow mountain trails crisscrossed with ancient stone walls and Herdwick sheep
  • Sleep in historic Victorian hotels and cozy B&B’s, and enjoy pints in cozy 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, cozy B&B’s full of Lakeland charm and character. You will be able to savor 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 flavor of the north of England.

Itinerary

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'S CARBON SCORE

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 about how we've carbon counted our trips.

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  • Coast to Coast

    Watch Julie and Andy as they hike across the whole of Northern England from the Irish Sea to the North Sea on one of England's most iconic walks - The Coast to Coast.

    They hike through three National Parks, pass some of the loveliest English villages and experience countryside crammed with natural beauty and history.

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