Coast to Coast: Classic Walk - 15 Days

  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
5 Based on 18 Reviews
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-16530
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts St Bees, England
  • Ends Robin Hoods Bay, England
  • +12
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cross England on foot on Wainwright's famous Coast to Coast walk
  • One of the World’s Great Walks
  • Start your day with a full English breakfast, guilt-free!
  • English Lake District, Pennines and North York Moors
  • Staying at cozy small hotels, guesthouses & traditional, English pubs
  • Taking a pebble from the Irish Sea and drop it in the North Sea at the end of your walk
  • Satisfaction of achieving the hike from St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay
  • Show more
The trip "Coast To Coast: Classic Walk - 15 Days" starts in St Bees and ends in Robin Hoods Bay. It is a walking tour that takes 15 days taking you through Grasmere, Ennerdale Bridge, St Bees and 11 other destinations in England. "Coast To Coast: Classic Walk - 15 Days" is a self-guided private trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Travel at a steady pace along this classic Coast to Coast walking route from St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay. Rollup, rollup for Alfred Wainwright’s masterpiece! This is the quintessential English hill walking and long-distance trail experience that Wainwright, deviser of the route, described as "one of the world's great walks". Follow the classic itinerary as he intended it: 190+ miles traversing 3 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 got classified as a National Trail only in 2022, almost 50 years after its inception and has seen only very little alterations since.
Start your hike at the tiny Cumbrian seaside resort of St Bees on the Irish Sea - tradition states that you should get your boots wet and pick up a pebble from the beach to keep it with you for the entire walk. Head east, with the wind, into the Lake district. Early on, you pass by some of England’s most famous lakes and cross some important passes. There are options to add extra days, for example to ascend popular peaks such as Helvellyn. Then it is on into the Yorkshire Dales National Park 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 you’ll roller coaster around to the North Sea Coast to make a triumphant entrance into Robin Hood’s Bay. Drop the pebble that you collected from the Irish Sea and have a celebratory pint, bottle of champagne or ice cream whilst standing in the sea.
While walking the Coast to Coast, 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 breakfast. You’ll stay at quality, cozy small hotels, guesthouses and pubs on our Coast to Coast holidays and these, as well as the rich variety of the people that you meet enroute, reflect something of the great diversity of England.
*Please note that you can also choose from 16, 17, or 18 day options as well as 8-11 day sections of Wainwright’s popular route. Scroll down to find an overview of all Coast to Coast walking options to choose from.
  • 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 Kirkby Stephen 33 km/20.5 miles, 8 h
  • Day 8 : Kirkby Stephen to Keld 24 km/14.5 miles, 6 h
  • Day 9 : Keld to Reeth 20 km/12.5 miles, 5 h or 18.5 km/11.5 miles, 5 h
  • Day 10 : Reeth to Richmond 20 km /12.5 miles, 5 h
  • Day 11 : Richmond to Osmotherley 39 km /24 miles, 9 h
  • Day 12 : Osmotherley to Blakey 34 km /21 miles, 8-9 h
  • Day 13 : Blakey to Egton Bridge 16 km/10 miles, 4 h or Grosmont 17.5 km/11 miles
  • Day 14 : Egton Bridge or Grosmont to Robin Hood's Bay 25.7 km/16 miles, 7 h
  • Day 15 : Arrangements end after breakfast
  • 14 nights accommodation on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities where available
  • 14 Breakfasts
  • One piece of luggage per person transferred from Inn to Inn, not exceeding 18kg
  • Information pack including route notes & maps (1 pack per room booked)
  • Emergency hotline
  • GPX files
  • 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
  • Excess Luggage
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Guide - this is a self guided holiday
5 - Excellent
Based on 18 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 24 2024
5 - Excellent
Amazing experience with everything throughly organized and great communication. Thank you!
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 11 2024
5 - Excellent
Great organising. Everything went perfectly. Accommodation was much better than expected. Even had a bathtub in some of the rooms. Bag drop was great.
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 27 2023
5 - Excellent
Everything was very well organised, all we had to do was enjoy the walk.
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 26 2023
5 - Excellent
The itinerary was well laid out. The accommodations were great. My suitcase was always waiting for me at the end of the day. When contacted either via phone or email, the staff were friendly and responsive. Couldn't ask for more!
Why Book with Bookmundi
What are customers saying about Bookmundi
4.65 Average 706 Reviews
GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Coast to Coast: Classic Walk - 15 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.


For any tour departures within 25 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 September 2024, a deposit of 195 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Coast to Coast: Classic Walk - 15 Days tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Coast to Coast: Classic Walk - 15 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.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.

Sign-in to unlock instant trip discounts. Create wish lists and save up to USD 1,500.

More login options here.