Coast to Coast Short Break - Central Section

A short walking holiday from Keld to Richmond along a central stretch of the Coast to Coast Walk.

3 nights
22 miles
Moderate

From £240 per person

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About this route

Taking in a central stretch of the Coast to Coast Walk through the Yorkshire Dales, this short break offers a fascinating trek among the ruins of Swaledale's lead industry, along with beautiful riversides dotted with flowers, wildlife and waterfalls.

Setting off from the hamlet of Keld, the trail encounters the remains of smelters, forges, mines and other examples of the region’s past before reaching Reeth. From here, the trail passes through little villages and peaceful woods filled with life, before arriving in the historic town of Richmond.

Standard
Interactive
Coast to Coast Short Break - Central Section map
Keld to Richmond
22 miles (35 km)
25th March to 31st October

Holiday Highlights

Spotting a variety of birdlife in Steps Wood, including woodpeckers, flycatchers and warblers.

Enjoying a variety of sensational sights, from fascinating ruins to dramatic views across the region.

Exploring the cobbled streets and alleyways of historic Richmond, with its ancient buildings huddled in the shelter of the castle.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
CCWSBC From Keld to Richmond 3 nights, 2 days walking Moderate£240

Coast to Coast Short Break - Central Section 3 nights, 2 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Travel info
  • Weather
Start

Travel to Keld where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Keld to Reeth. 11 miles (17.5km)

Day 2

Reeth to Richmond. 11 miles (17.5km)

Finish

Depart from Richmond after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£27.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£22.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 3 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

An extra night gives you the chance to explore some of the villages and old market towns along the trail, catch up with writing postcards or to simply relax and give those weary legs a rest.

In the Yorkshire Dales, Reeth offers many short walks from the centre of the village and the Swaledale folk museum is fascinating.

Richmond, with its cobbled streets and market place, Norman castle, unusual church, Georgian theatre, museums and shops is also a popular stop.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 22 miles (35 km)
Duration: 3 nights, 2 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 11 miles (17.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 11 miles (17.5 km)
Code: CCWSBC Grade: Moderate
Season: 25th March - 31st October
Start of holiday: Keld
End of holiday: Richmond

Travel Information

Detailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end, are sent to you in your holiday pack. A summary is given below:


By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Leeds Bradford, Newcastle and Manchester.

By Rail - The nearest rail station to the start of the trail (Keld) is at Kirkby Stephen (about 11 miles away). The nearest rail station to the end of the trail (Richmond) are either Darlington (about 12 miles away) or Northallerton (about 20 miles away).

By Bus - Very few bus services run to Keld; therefore a taxi may be required. Various bus services run from Richmond.

From London - Trains run from London Euston and London Kings Cross stations to Kirkby Stephen. From there a taxi will be required to Keld.

Return To The Start - Public Transport options are limited; the easiest way to return to the start of the trail would be to take a taxi from Richmond to Keld.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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