Coast to Coast Long Distance Path Directory

Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales forms part of Wainwright's Coast to coast route
Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales forms part of Wainwright's Coast to Coast route

The Coast to Coast is a spectacular walk. At just short of 200 miles it crosses England from the Irish Sea to the North Sea. On it's course it crosses three of England's finest National Parks, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorks Moors. It was devised by Alfred Wainwright who planned for it to be completed in 12 days. Because of its popularity Bed and Breakfast providers have increased close to the route so there should be no problem in finding accommodation.

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The best web sites for General Information and Planning:
Coast2Coast Dedicated site providing all one needs when planning to do the walk.
The Wainwright Society All you need to know about the walk designed by Alfred Wainwright by the society dedicated to maintaining the route first walked by the great man.
The best web sites for Guided Walking:
Northern Guiding offer guided walking packages including accommodation and baggage transfer for the whole walk.
Footpath Holidays A service offering transportation for each stage and the provision of an experienced guide.
The web sites that organise accommodation and/ or baggage transfer:
Lake District Baggage Transfer provide a reliable baggage transfer service, collecting your bags each morning and delivering to you onward accommodation, whether that be a hotel, hostel, B&B, Airbnb or certified campsite.
Absolute Escapes offer self-guided walking packages including accommodation and baggage transfer for the whole walk.
Macs Adventures have a full complement of services for the walk to make your walking experience an enjoyable one.
Mickledore provide self guided walking holidays throughout the UK allowing clients to choose the duration of the tour. Mickledore organise everything from accommodation, transport to packed lunches.
Independent Hostels Guide specialise in independent hostels and bunkhouses on and near the route.
Hillwalk Tours specialises in long distance walking services for trails in Ireland and the UK and including the Coast to Coast.
Coast-to-Coast Packhorse Company Recommended by Simon Oliver who used their services on the walk, the Coast to Coast Packhorse Company offer a comprehensive friendly service.
Contours Full range of self guided walking services. Very good web site navigation.
Wandering Aengus Treks are based in the Lake District and provide a self guided walk service to Coast to Coast walkers.
Discovery Travel Full range of guided walking services with a east to west option.
Coast2Coast Organises accommodation and baggage transfer. Costs shown on site.
Sherpa Van Renowned baggage transfer service. Accommodation also organised on request if the baggage service is used. Full costs of the service are provided online.
The best web sites for you to plan your accommodation:
S H Systems Excellent range of accommodation. Just type in the location to bring up a list of accommodation in the area. You can sort by price, postcode or rating.
Coast2Coast The most complete listing of accommodation for the walk on the Internet.
The best personal journals of the walk:
Mike Brockhurst Comprehensive journals of the walk in both directions. Includes statistics, elevation details and photographs of each stage.
The essential sites for safety advice and emergency services:
Ramblers Association Practical walking advice on keeping safe including a guide to map reading, navigation and a detailed list of the essential gear required on a long distance walk.
Mountain Rescue UK You may need them so take their advice.
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