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Coast to Coast Rambler - 18 Days

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4.5 Based on 23 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Walking tour
  • Hiking
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  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Footprint carbonneutralCO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts St Bees, England
  • Ends Robin Hoods Bay, England
  • +15
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Across England on Wainwright’s Walk
  • One of the World’s Great Walks
  • Walking from St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay
  • English Lake District, Pennines and North York Moors
Starting in St Bees and ending in Robin Hoods Bay, the tour "Coast To Coast Rambler - 18 Days" is a self-guided walking trip that takes 18 days. You will travel through Borrowdale, Grasmere, Ennerdale Bridge and 14 other destinations in England. "Coast To Coast Rambler - 18 Days" is a private tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A comfortably paced self guided walk along the Coast to Coast trail across England. As a result of popular demand, for people with more time, or who want to break up some of the longer days of the original two week tour, we have given you the option to increase Wainwright’s masterpiece to 18 days! This is the quintessential English hill walking and long distance trail experience: 190 plus miles traversing three national parks and a lot of interesting landscapes, old towns and of course public houses in between! It is amazing to think that this most famous of routes, totally eclipsing the Pennine Way in terms of popularity and variety, is still not classified as a National Trail! Starting at the tiny Cumbrian seaside resort of St. Bees on the Irish Sea we head east, with the wind, into the Lake district to pass by some of its most famous lakes and cross some important passes, with options to extend days (with ascents of peaks such as Helvellyn). Then it is on into the Yorkshire Dales and over the mystical Nine Standards Rig, before following the beautiful River Swale for a couple of days into the old market town of Richmond. There follows a marathon section to link up with the North York Moors National Park from where we roller coaster around to the North Sea Coast to make a triumphant entrance into Robins Hoods Bay where a celebratory pint, bottle of Champagne or ice cream whilst standing in the sea is in order. Along the way you will be amazed at the variety of the dry stone walls, the charming little villages and just how much that you get to eat for a full English cooked breakfast! There are cozy small hotels, guesthouses and pubs to stay at on this tour and these, as well as the rich variety of the people that you meet enroute, reflect something of the great diversity of England.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 23 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 08 2021
5 - Excellent
Excellent
I originally booked for the C2C in June 2019 to start in May 2020. Of course, then came along the pandemic and couldn't go. My original booking was for 2 people, then another 3 decided to join us. So my booking was changed. Then... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 06 2021
4 - Very Good
Very Good
We walked Coast to Coast across Britain and used this tour operator for the organisation of the itinerary which included all accommodation, organisation of our bags to be transported to each destination and our maps. We also had... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 05 2021
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Great trip. Everything booked in advance, excellent lodgings every night. Luggage moved daily and always arrived on time. Great service.
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 21 2020
5 - Excellent
Excellent
It's a fantastic walk and also something of an extended pub crawl. Sherpa did a great job of sorting out accommodation and luggage for us.Everything went smoothly and we will be considering another trip with Sherpa next year.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive St Bees
  • Day 2 : St. Bees to Ennerdale Bridge 23.5 km/14.5 miles, 6 h
  • Day 3 : Ennerdale Bridge to Borrowdale 26.5 km/16.5 miles, 7 h
  • Day 4 : Borrowdale to Grasmere 13.5 km/8.5 miles, 5-6 h via Helm Crag
  • Day 5 : Grasmere to Glenridding 12 km/7.5 miles, 5.5 h standard route
  • Day 6 : Glenridding to Shap 26 km/16 miles, 7-9 h
  • Day 7 : Shap to Orton 12km / 7.5 miles
  • Day 8 : Orton to Kirkby Stephen 18 km/11 miles, 5 h
  • Day 9 : Kirkby Stephen to Keld 24 km/14.5 miles, 6 h or Thwaite 27 km/16.5 miles
  • Day 10 : Keld or Thwaite to Reeth 20 km/12.5km, 5 h or 18.5 km/11.5 miles, 5 h
  • Day 11 : Reeth to Richmond 20 km /12.5 miles, 5 h
  • Day 12 : Richmond to Danby Wiske 22.5 km/14 miles, 5 h
  • Day 13 : Danby Wiske to Osmotherley 16 km/10 miles, 3.5 h
  • Day 14 : Osmotherley to Clay Bank Top Car Park 17 km/10.6 miles, 6 h
  • Day 15 : Clay Bank Top Car Park to Blakey 13.8 km/8.6 miles, 4.5 h
  • Day 16 : Blakey to Egton Bridge or Grosmont 16 km/10 miles, 4 h
  • Day 17 : Egton Bridge or Grosmont to Robin Hood's Bay 25.7 km/16 miles, 7 h
  • Day 18 : Arrangements end after breakfast
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 17 nights accommodation in hotels and guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities where available
Meals
  • 17 breakfasts
Others
  • One piece of luggage transferred from Inn to Inn, not exceeding 20kg
  • Information pack including route notes & maps (1 pack per room booked)
  • Emergency hotline
  • GPX Files
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Lunch, Dinner and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Coast to Coast Rambler - 18 Days tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 28 July 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 July 2022, a deposit of 187 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Coast to Coast Rambler - 18 Days tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Coast to Coast Rambler - 18 Days tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

  • How to travel around Europe cheap?

    Bus services like FlixBus and BusAbout offer a convenient means of transport if you wish to move from one city to another within the same country. Although these services do travel between countries, they might not be the best choice due to a longer travel time.

    Budget airlines are another great way to get around Europe’s major cities, especially when you want to cut down on travel time between two countries. Keep an eye out and you might be able to snag tickets at unbelievable rates. Services like Skyscanner can be of help. Some of the largest budget airlines in the continent are Ryanair, WizzAir, Eurowings, and EasyJet.

    Ridesharing services are a godsend for those wishing to immerse themselves in local culture as they offer you the chance to catch a ride with locals along the way. BlaBlaCar is the largest one. The only downside is that it is not always as easy to book a rideshare service as it is to catch a bus or hop on a budget flight.

  • What is the best travel insurance for Europe?

    There are dozens of insurance companies offering travel insurance, which can make it difficult for you to choose the right one.

    There are a number of things that you should be aware of while purchasing travel insurance. If it is comprehensive medical insurance plans that you are interested in, make sure to find out what all the plan covers. If you are concerned about certain scenarios, then check out customizable travel insurance policies and find out if the provider can cover you for those situations. You also need to determine if there are reasonable coverage limits. Check deductibles and compensation limits in the insurance policy for this.

    While insurance is important, it is mostly a safeguard against emergencies. If you are on a budget, you can go with the second- or even third-best option and prioritize getting your money’s worth instead of purchasing the most comprehensive coverage.

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