Katrina from Macs Adventure out testing the route in 2019

Coast to Coast Walk

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.
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Hiking trail · Copeland
St Bees to Ennerdale
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 23.5 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 675 m
Descent 580 m

Kickstart your Coast to Coast adventure by leaving the shores of the Irish Sea behind, but not before a dramatic section along the cliffs of St ...

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recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 25.3 km
Duration 8:30 h
Ascent 1,107 m
Descent 1,126 m

This is the high route option for those who are feeling adventurous, which begins pleasantly beside Ennerdale Water before a challenging climb up ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 23.3 km
Duration 6:45 h
Ascent 539 m
Descent 553 m

This is the alternative low-level walk that opts to go an easier route up through the valley, skipping the tougher climbs of Red Pike, High Stile ...

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Hiking trail · Allerdale
Rosthwaite to Grasmere (High Route)
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.6 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 679 m
Descent 704 m

Today’s hike climbs out of the Borrowdale Valley and up to Greenup Edge (613 metres). While the traditional route (Alternative Low route) descends ...

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Hiking trail · Allerdale
Rosthwaite to Grasmere (Low Route)
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 13.8 km
Duration 5:45 h
Ascent 661 m
Descent 676 m

Today’s hike from Rosthwaite to Grasmere requires climbing up and over Greenup Edge (613 metres). The path is generally well-made, with several ...

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recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 14.5 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 827 m
Descent 730 m

A steady climb from Grasmere up to Grisedale Tarn, and then a continued ascent, partly along a ridgeline, up to St Sunday Crag, before a beautiful ...

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Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.4 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 524 m
Descent 435 m

This the standard Wainright Coast to Coast Route, is an ‘up-and-over’, climbing to Grisedale Tarn, and then descending beside Grisedale Beck ...

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Hiking trail · Eden
Patterdale to Shap
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 25 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 1,113 m
Descent 1,013 m

Your final day in the Lake District; a climb up to Kidsty Pike and a walk beside Haweswater, before an abrupt change in the landscape as you enter ...

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Hiking trail · Eden
Shap to Orton
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 12.8 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 207 m
Descent 227 m

Today's terrain will feel much flatter after passing the challenge of the Lake District fells.

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Hiking trail · Eden
Orton to Kirkby Stephen
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 20.4 km
Duration 5:15 h
Ascent 227 m
Descent 291 m

Stroll across rolling farmland and bleak moors between Orton and Kirkby Stephen, also passing a prehistoric stone circle.

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 19.5 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 493 m
Descent 343 m

A day walking across bleak and inhospitable moors, with enchanting views between the large town of Kirkby Stephen and the scattering of quaint ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 17.9 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 490 m
Descent 345 m

A day walking across bleak and inhospitable moors, with enchanting views between the large town of Kirkby Stephen and the scattering of quaint ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 18.6 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 494 m
Descent 346 m

A day walking across bleak and inhospitable moors, with enchanting views between the large town of Kirkby Stephen and the scattering of quaint ...

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Hiking trail · Richmondshire
Keld to Reeth (High Route)
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 17.7 km
Duration 5:15 h
Ascent 529 m
Descent 649 m

Take the original high route from Keld to Reeth to enjoy spectacular views into the Swale Valley, and to pass the crumbling, rusty remains of ...

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Hiking trail · Richmondshire
Reeth to Richmond
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 16.9 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 353 m
Descent 419 m

One of the shorter and easier days of the Coast to Coast is the tranquil stroll, mostly flat, through woodland, across farmland and beside the ...

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