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Coast to Coast Walking Holidays

The Coast to Coast is one of the world’s great walks! Alfred Wainwright, famous for his pictorial guides to The Lakeland Fells, stitched two coasts, three national parks and 200 miles of footpath together to create the ultimate long distance walk in England. For all the information you will ever need on walking Wainwright's Coast to Coast, you can download our free guide to Coast to Coast Walking Holidays

Since 2005, Macs Adventure has been helping walkers enjoy the delights of the Coast to Coast. With the freedom to create your own itinerary and the knowledge that our team have the expertise to tailor-make this trip to perfectly suit you, you can book with confidence. Whether you are looking to walk the full route in the number of days that suit you or do one half at a time, we have you covered, so all you need to do is pick your route and let us take care of everything else.

It may not be the longest or toughest walk, but it more than makes up for it in quality. The Coast to Coast gives the perfect snapshot of England and some of her most picturesque villages, lakes, mountains and moors. 

Discover Coast to Coast

  • Download our Free Coast to Coast Guide
    Download our Free Coast to Coast Guide

    Thinking of walking the Coast to Coast? There is a lot to plan for a trip this length and sometimes it is difficult to know where to start. 

    Luckily it is Macs Adventure to the rescue! Simply download our Free 14-page Coast to Coast guide from the link below to read on your phone, tablet or good old printed page.  


    Download your Free Coast to Coast Guide

  • Why Choose Macs Adventure to Book your Coast to Coast?
    Why Choose Macs Adventure to Book your Coast to Coast?

    Macs Adventure has been running self guided walking holidays on the Coast to Coast since 2005.  Having spent a long time walking in the Lake District, the Coast to Coast was a route we already knew well personally and as soon as we started to expand our trips into England, it was one of the first we put together. 

    We now send over 500 walkers along the Coast to Coast every year, each of them finding their own adventure on this multifaceted route. We wanted to provide the freedom to choose your route, itinerary and travel companions and to take the Coast to Coast at your own pace, safe in the knowledge that there was someone who had your back the whole way. 

    We know how daunting it can be, setting off on an adventure of this scale and we quickly realised how important it was to have amazing partners on the ground to deal with any issues that you might come across.  We continue to work hard to ensure we are using the best, friendliest accommodation providers and the speediest, most reliable baggage transfers along the route. We might have to do a lot of visiting and tea drinking to achieve this, but someone has to do it! 

    We offer a flexible, tailor-made Coast to Coast experience that gets you in comfortable, friendly overnight accommodation in local B&Bs and guesthouses. We carry your bags to lighten your load so you can concentrate on simply putting one foot in front of the other and enjoying the outstanding scenery, local cuisine and friendly people on the Coast to Coast. No hostels, no leaky tents, no heavy bags on your back, you can focus on the walking and let us do the rest with confidence that we have it all covered for you. 

    We want to showcase our expertise, by giving you all the resources you will ever need.  In the planning stage, we have free guides, comprehensive videos and a host of staff with their own Coast to Coast experience, waiting to answer your questions. On the route, we use high-quality digital mapping as well as the best maps and guidebooks to make sure you find your way.  

    We love the Coast to Coast and our main aim is to make sure that you do too.  

  • Top Tips for the Coast to Coast
    Top Tips for the Coast to Coast

    Take a Break - We recommend that you incorporate at least a couple of rest days into your walk. Grasmere, Kirkby Stephen or Richmond are great places to break up the walk, with plenty to do in each. This really helps to re-charge those batteries and give you a new lease of life!

    Take your time - You will enjoy the route much more if you don’t push yourself too much, and it gives you more time to take in the beautiful scenery along the way! We offer Coast to Coast itineraries up to 17 days long but will happily tailor-make an itinerary for you if you require something longer.

    Make sure you have the right gear - Take a look at our Coast to Coast equipment blog for more details – as this can make a big difference to how enjoyable you find the walk.  In particular, we recommend having a pair of gaiters for those tricky boggy bits and a good pair of walking poles for those gnarly descents.

    Meet the locals. - Quite often the B&B owners and locals are the best people to speak to about ideas for alternative routes, places to see, lunch stops etc. This local knowledge can really help make your walk go as smoothly as possible. 


  • Most Frequently Asked Questions on the Coast to Coast
    Most Frequently Asked Questions on the Coast to Coast

    Q: How far in advance do I need to book?

    A: 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.

    Q: Which itinerary should I take?  

    A: We offer several different itineraries so that all levels of walkers can tackle this mighty trail. So, basically, the answer is, it depends on your level of fitness. However, you can read a far more extensive response to this particular question on our blog post- How many days to walk the Coast to Coast.

    Q: When is the best time of year to walk the Coast to Coast?

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

    Q: Can I park my car and go back for it? 

    A: There is very limited parking in Kirkby Stephen and St Bees, so it can be tough to find appropriate space to leave it for the duration of your walk. We would recommend taking public transport, however, you can see a more comprehensive answer and details about public transport by checking out our Coast to Coast travel guide blog

  • 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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