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 £240 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

“Firstly thank you for a brilliant walk and experience. Thank You and would use you again, soon I hope.”
Mr Willis, UK
“We did this walk the second time and it was again an exciting experience. The organisation was perfect. You couldn’t do better.”
Mr Sieber, Switzerland
“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 really enjoyed walking the western part of the coast to coast and are now planning to complete the eastern side with Contours Walking Holidays. Everything was very well organised.”
Mr Townsend, UK
“Very well organised with no problems. Lovely scenery, lovely weather, good company.”
Mr Longley, UK
“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
“All in the party were very happy with the accommodations. The landlords were all extremely friendly and helpful. Finding the accommodation was no problem. In short, everything exceeded our expectations and encourages us all to undertake a similar expedition.”
Dr Davies, Germany
“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
“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