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Coast to Coast Walk
Richmond, North Dales

Details for Coast to Coast Walk

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Coast to Coast sounds an awful long way, but the beauty of these long distance walks is that you can do as much or as little as you like. Stop off at some delightful towns and villages for refreshments, or even stay the night at one of the many hotels or guest houses en route. 

The brainchild of Alfred Wainwright, the well-known writer and hill-walker, the Coast to Coast Walk crosses 3 National Parks; undoubtedly some of England's finest scenery.

Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk, often referred to as Wainwright's Way, ranks amongst the most popular of long distance walks in the UK, with walkers coming from all over the world to complete the spectacular journey across England.

It was originally called ‘Wainwright’s Way’, as it was created and documented by Alfred Wainwright the author of a range of hill and mountain walking books.

Walkers usually travel from West to East (for no apparent reason), commencing at St Bees on the Irish Sea coast and completing the journey at Robin Hoods Bay on the North Sea coast. The journey passes through some of the most wonderful, varied and spectacular scenery you could ever wish to see, including The Lake District National Park, The Yorkshire Dales National Park and The North Yorkshire moors National Park. You will experience beautiful lakes and rugged mountains of the Lake District, the rolling patchwork valleys of the Dales and the stunning expanse of moor land heather in the North York Moors, with dramatic coastal scenery at each end.

Coast To Coast Walk is not one of Britain's designated National Trails, however it is by far one of the most popular long distance footpaths in the country. Overall the walk takes from 11 to 15 days to complete depending on your...


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