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 £255 per person

About The Trail

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

The trail 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.

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

Dog friendly tours available

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

Trail running available

We also organise trail running holidays along this trail. Visit Contours Trail Running Holidays.

Customer reviews from the Coast to Coast Walk

“Very well organised and smooth.”
Dr Bristow, UK
“A fantastic and surprisingly social experience! Very well planned and organised.”
Mr Brown, UK
“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.”
Ms Matzke, USA
“Firstly thank you for a brilliant walk and experience. Thank You and would use you again, soon I hope.”
Mr Willis, UK
“Very well organised with no problems. Lovely scenery, lovely weather, good company.”
Mr Longley, UK
“Very enjoyable experience. My second long walk with Contours and both have been excellent.”
Mr Partridge, Ireland
“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 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
“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