Coast to Coast Walk

Coast to Coast Walk

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

From £360 per person

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About the trail

Created by Alfred Wainwright, the Coast to Coast path crosses the breadth of the North of England from St Bees on the west coast to Robin Hood’s Bay on the east coast. Some of the most varied and beautiful scenery in the country lies ahead, spread over three National Parks.

Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walking tour clambers the rugged mountains of the Lake District to earn views over glittering tarns. It winds through the pretty valleys of the Yorkshire Dales, and sets out across the expansive heather moorland of the North York Moors. Dramatic coastal scenery waits at the end, with a twisting descent to Robin Hood’s Bay. Choose this country-crossing walking holiday and explore the best landscapes of Northern England.

At long last, this well-known walking holiday is on its way to recognition as a National Trail. The work is still in progress, but anyone walking the Coast to Coast will notice brand new waymarkers going in, complete with the National Trail acorn. It’s an exciting time for one of Contours Holidays’ best-loved routes!

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to experience the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

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  • This route includes dog friendly tour options Coast to Coast Walk
  • This route includes dog friendly tour options Coast to Coast Walk - East Section
  • This route includes dog friendly tour options Coast to Coast Walk - West Section
  • This route includes dog friendly tour options Coast to Coast Short Break - Central Section
  • This route includes dog friendly tour options Coast to Coast Short Break - West Section

Dog friendly tours available

Dogs are welcome on select routes along this trail. Look for the pawprint icon when choosing your holiday.

Trail running tours available

We also organise trail running holidays along this route. Find out more.

About this route

8 to 11 nights
107 miles
Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous
1st April to 20th October
Includes Dog-Friendly Tours

From £920 per person

Coast to Coast Walk - East Section

The East section of the Coast to Coast Walk runs from the old market town of Kirkby Stephen to the village of Robin Hood’s Bay through the National Parks of the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.

This walk boasts incredible views from the summit of Nine Standards Rigg before tumbling through heather-covered hills and lush valleys. The variety of towns and villages along the route are ripe for exploration, with Richmond in particular showcasing ancient buildings and narrow cobbled streets sheltered beneath a magnificent castle.

Walking Wainwright's Coast to Coast with Contours Walking Holidays

Outdoor Journalist Damian Hall takes a walk from St. Bees in the east to Robin Hood's Bay in the west, traversing the width of the North of England through the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.
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Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
CCWE1 From Kirkby Stephen to Robin Hood's Bay 8 nights, 7 days walking Demanding / Strenuous £920
CCWE2 From Kirkby Stephen to Robin Hood's Bay 9 nights, 8 days walking Demanding £1025
CCWE3 From Kirkby Stephen to Robin Hood's Bay 10 nights, 9 days walking Moderate / Demanding £1140
CCWE4 From Kirkby Stephen to Robin Hood's Bay 11 nights, 10 days walking Moderate £1245

Short breaks

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
CCWSBC From Keld to Richmond 3 nights, 2 days walking Moderate £360

Customer reviews from the Coast to Coast Walk - East Section

“Wonderful walking and we were fortunate with weather.”
Mrs Meiklejohn, UK
“Really impressed with the help and support we have had. We both really enjoyed all of it, it was something we both had wanted to do for a long time. And obviously very diverse, I personally enjoyed the wildness of the moors.”
Mrs Baker, UK
“The standard of accommodation was superb - some with fabulous locations - breakfasts were delicious. We have already booked another holiday with you.”
Mrs Evans, UK
“All six of us had a wonderful time. Another great experience for four of us and a trip that will likely encourage the first time walkers to walk the west half of the C2C.”
Mrs Pitts, USA
“The walk was wonderful and we had very good weather for the whole 2 weeks which makes a big difference. The accommodations were very good and the food especially the breakfasts were superb. Everyone was very helpful and warm in both the B&Bs and on the trail. What impressed me was how fast any inquiry was dealt with and how wonderful your recommendations were for a rest day.”
Ms Matzke, USA
“One of the best experiences I’ve had.”
Dr Fairbrother, USA
“All six of us had a wonderful time. Another great experience for four of us and a trip that will likely encourage the first timers to walk the west half of the C2C.”
Mrs Pitts, USA
“Had a great time, everything was fine and will booking next walk with you. Thank you very much.”
Mr Williams, UK
“It was wonderful! This part of the Coast to Coast walk was especially beautiful. It was like walking through a postcard every day. Thank you Contours! Really impressed with the service.”
Ms Feist, Canada
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