Alfred Wainwright, famous for his pictorial guides to The Lakeland Fells, stitched two coasts, three national parks and 200 miles of footpath together to create the ultimate long-distance walk in England. The Coast to Coast gives the perfect snapshot of England and some of her most picturesque villages, lakes, mountains and moors. Starting on the Irish Sea Coast under the cliffs of St Bees the Coast to Coast soon enters the picture-perfect landscape of the English Lake District, which Alfred Wainwright described as “paradise on Earth”, and when it comes to walking we certainly can’t argue. Rolling hills and immaculate farmland soon bring you to the Pennines and the outstanding scenery and rich heritage of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A welcome flat section hurries you into the North York Moors, a special place encompassing a huge variety of landscapes.