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Wainwright's Coast to Coast

An iconic walk across England via the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors

3 to 19 nights
18-190 miles
Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous

Contours Self-Guided Walking Holidays

Contours provide everything you need to discover the Coast to Coast Walk at your own pace.

Coast to Coast Walk

  • Journey through the magnificent scenery of the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors National Parks along one of England’s most famous trails.

  • Visit the array of charming villages and welcoming towns scattered along the route, and learn about the area’s cultural, industrial and territorial history.

  • Clamber over rugged mountains, meander through pretty valleys and traverse expansive heather moorland on an epic coast-to-coast adventure filled with diversity.

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St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay
190 miles (304 km)
14th March to 31st October

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
CCW1 From St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay 13 nights, 12 days walking Demanding / Strenuous£1030
CCW2 From St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay 14 nights, 13 days walking Demanding / Strenuous£1110
CCW3 From St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay 15 nights, 14 days walking Demanding£1185
CCW4 From St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay 16 nights, 15 days walking Demanding£1265
CCW5 From St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay 17 nights, 16 days walking Moderate / Demanding£1345
CCW6 From St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay 18 nights, 17 days walking Moderate / Demanding£1425
CCW7 From St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay 19 nights, 18 days walking Moderate£1505

Select a tour

About Contours Holidays

Contours Walking Holidays organise self-guided walking tours in the UK and Ireland. We arrange everything so that you can walk your chosen route at your own pace. Our holidays are flexible, customisable and suit walkers of all ages and abilities. We also cater for solo travellers, groups, families and walkers with dogs, thanks to our extensive selection of itineraries.

What's included

Shorter Walks

Not keen on tackling the full Coast to Coast? Then look to our alternative routes on this trail below, or browse the rest of our website. We have a range of over one hundred unique trails, each with their own special charm, so you're sure to find a self-guided walking holiday that suits you.

Routes on this trail

Coast to Coast Short Break - West Section
3 nights
18 miles
Moderate
Dog friendly
From £275 per person
A short self-guided walk along the western stretch of the Coast to Coast Walk from Rosthwaite to Patterdale.Find Out More
Coast to Coast Walk - West Section
6 to 9 nights
82 miles
Moderate+
Dog friendly
From £510 per person
A walk from St. Bees to Kirkby Stephen via the beautiful Lake District National Park.Find Out More
Coast to Coast Short Break - Central Section
3 nights
22 miles
Moderate
Dog friendly
From £275 per person
A short walking holiday from Keld to Richmond along a central stretch of the Coast to Coast Walk.Find Out More
Coast to Coast Walk
13 to 19 nights
190 miles
Moderate+
Dog friendly
From £1,030 per person
A world-famous walk from St. Bees to Robin Hood's Bay across the breadth of northern England.Find Out More
Coast to Coast Walk - East Section
8 to 11 nights
108 miles
Moderate+
Dog friendly
From £680 per person
A walking holiday from Kirkby Stephen to Robin Hood's Bay along the iconic Coast to Coast Walk.Find Out More

Customer reviews from the Coast to Coast Walk

“Very well organised with no problems. Lovely scenery, lovely weather, good company.”
Mr Longley, UK
“Thoroughly enjoyed, a great experience with varied walking, not to mention the challenge of walking across the entire country. Some outstanding accommodation booked, and it's lovely to start a day's walk knowing that wherever you're headed is going to be an excellent night. Have hardly stopped talking about it and have also been using it to inspire my Year 4 lessons this week, talking about scales, measurement and compass directions.”
Mr Pickup, UK
“Very well organised and smooth.”
Dr Bristow, UK
“We enjoy walking and the Coast to Coast walk is a genuinely sociable experience because you meet so many other walkers. The accommodation was all good and some was excellent. All very efficiently organised by you in record time.”
Mrs Meiklejohn, Scotland
“Many thanks for arranging our coast to coast experience, it was truly amazing! We were so lucky with the weather as we only had one afternoon of rain and the rest was wall to wall sunshine so we were able to really appreciate the stunning views we encountered.”
Mrs Suddaby, UK
“Of the Contours holidays we take, we thought the accommodation standard was the best we have had, loved having so many baths!”
Mrs Taylor, UK
“We had a great time. Got great views especially in The Lakes and the number of birds and wildflowers just grew and grew. It was excellent.”
Mr Wagstaff, UK
“Everything worked out well. When emailing to ask a question, response was quick.”
Ms Cheetham, Canada
“We knew we were going to walk through some of the most picturesque landscapes in England and we certainly were not disappointed…. The walk was indeed invigorating but not unmanageable, and there are no words for the intimacy one feels with the land by walking on it.”
Mr Morgan, USA