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 £260 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 enjoyable experience. My second long walk with Contours and both have been excellent.”
Mr Partridge, Ireland
“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
“Great walk, good weather. Very good B&Bs!!”
Mr van Bilsem, Netherlands
“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
“The first half of the Coast2Coast holiday was very well organised and planned and we had a fabulous time. Over seven days there was not one hitch and it was very memorable.”
Ms Mikkelsen, UK
“Very challenging but enjoyable for this 65 and 68 year old couple. We really appreciated the work you put in to make for a great experience.”
Mr Clement, 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
“I wanted to say THANK YOU – your entire staff – for making everything so smoothly, for always quickly responding, and ensuring that we had a great trip. With a group of our size, everything went so smoothly and everyone was so hospitable and helpful.”
Ms Goethals, USA
"Nine Standards Rigg" by Adrian Pugh (2018 Photo Competition Winner)
"Ivelet Bridge" by Adrian Pugh (2018)
"Healaugh" by Adrian Pugh (2018)
"Near Nine Standards Rigg" by Adrian Pugh (2018)
"Waterfall near Cotterby Scar" by Adrian Pugh (2018)
"Swaledale Barn" by Adrian Pugh (2018)
"Trig Point at Carlton Moor" by Adrian Pugh (2018)
"Autumn Woodlands near Falling Foss" by Jane Thorley (2018)
"Seat overlooking Ennerdale Water" by Robert Evans (2018)
"Honister Pass" by Robert Evans (2018)
"Approaching the Wain Stones" by Robert Evans (2018)
"Signpost Overlooking the North Sea" by Robert Evans (2018)
"Barley Field near Danby Wiske" by Robert Evans (2018)
"Honister Slate Mine" by Robert Evans (2018)
"Grasmere" by Pat Taylor (2018)
"Mount Grace Priory" by Pat Taylor (2018)
"Near Danby Head" by Pat Taylor (2018)
"Swaledale" by Patricia Taylor (2018)
"Heading out of St Bees" by Pat Taylor (2018)
"Frosty Signpost" by Alastair Cairns (2018)
"Good Company at Kirkby Stephen" by Alastair Cairns (2018)
"The Great British Weather" by Alastair Cairns (2018)
"Nine Standards" by Alastair Cairns (2018)
"Curious Sheep near Seatoller" by Michael Searle (2017 Photo Competition Winner)
"Mollie on Holiday" by Jodie Archer (2017 Photo Competition Winner)
"Mansion on Ullswater Lake" by Jodie Archer (2017)
"Robin Hoods Bay" by Jodie Archer (2017)
"Boots in Kirkby Stephen" by Helen Anderson (2017)
"Borrowdale" by Helen Anderson (2017)
"Keld" by Helen Anderson (2017)
"Nine Standards" by Helen Anderson (2017)
"Angle Tarn" by Norma Moxham (2017)
"Honiston Dismantled Railway Line" by Susan OSullivan (2017)
"Grasmere" by Susan OSullivan (2017)
"Ennerdale Lake" by Susan OSullivan (2017)
"Rosthwaite" by Susan OSullivan (2017)