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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 £280 per person

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 Hoods 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.

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.

Dog friendly tours available

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

Customer reviews from the Coast to Coast Walk

“One of the best experiences I’ve had.”
Dr Fairbrother, USA
“The holiday was lovely thanks. I’m not one for filling in lengthy feedback forms I’m afraid. However all the accommodation was good.”
Mr Schofield, UK
“It was an amazing experience. Every day was filled with new sights and delights.”
Ms Davies, Australia
“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
“Overall a brilliant experience.”
Mr Anderson, UK
“Everything worked out well. When emailing to ask a question, response was quick.”
Ms Cheetham, Canada
“I went on a partial reverse Coast to Coast walk with you in May this year with my daughter and son-in-law (part of the time only). We had a thoroughly enjoyable time and your organisation was excellent throughout. We also noted that those you contract speak highly of Contour Holidays.”
Mr Tweed, 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
“We had a great time in Britain again and really enjoyed all of our accommodations.”
Mr Verschaeren, Netherlands
"Smardalegill Viaduct" by Raymond Riggs (2021)
"Standing Stones West of Littlebeck" by Raymond Riggs (2021)
"One of the Nine Standards" by Raymond Riggs (2021)
"Gisedale Tarn from St Sunday Crag" by Raymond Riggs (2021)
"Sheep on Reeth High Moor" by Raymond Riggs (2021)
"Crackpot Hall" by Raymond Riggs (2021)
"Helm Crag Looking Towards Grasmere" by Raymond Riggs (2021)
"Haweswater Reservoir" by Raymond Riggs (2021)
"Looking West from Kidsty Pike" by Raymond Riggs (2021)
"We Were Here" by Stuart Brooks (2020)
"North York Moors" by Stuart Brooks (2020)
"Food Glorious Food" by Stuart Brooks (2020)
"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)