Coast to Coast Rambler - 18 Days

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5 Based on 30 Reviews
  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-16532
  • 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
  • +15
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cross England on Wainwright’s famous Coast to Coast Walk
  • Start your day with a full English breakfast, guilt-free!
  • Taking a pebble from the Irish Sea and drop it in the North Sea at the end of your walk
  • Spend more time on the route by breaking up the longer days
  • Staying at cozy small hotels, guesthouses & traditional, English pubs
  • Enjoying the satisfaction of completing one of Britain’s best long-distance hikes
  • Achieve one of Britain’s most popular long-distance hikes
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The tour "Coast To Coast Rambler - 18 Days" starts in St Bees and ends in Robin Hoods Bay. It is a walking tour that takes 18 days taking you through Orton, Robin Hoods Bay, Danby Wiske and 14 other destinations in England. "Coast To Coast Rambler - 18 Days" is a self-guided private tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A comfortably paced self guided walk along the Coast to Coast trail across England. This 18-day, self guided Coast to Coast walking holiday is a relaxed-pace option with 16 days of walking. It is ideal for those with more time or who want to break up the longer days of the original 2-week tour.
Wainwright’s Coast to Coast is the quintessential English hill walking and long distance trail experience: 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.
Starting at the tiny Cumbrian seaside resort of St Bees on the Irish Sea you’ll head east, with the wind, into the Lake District National Park. Pass by some of its most famous lakes and cross some important passes. On this part of the walk you have options to add extra days (for ascents of peaks such as Helvellyn) and we have already broken up the long day between Shap & Kirkby Stephen. Then it is on into the Yorkshire Dales National Park and over the mystical Nine Standards Rig. Now, for a couple of days you’ll be following the beautiful River Swale into the old market town of Richmond. There follows a section to link up with the North York Moors National Park where we’ve broken up for you the long days between here and Blakey. Next, roller coaster up and down around to the North Sea Coast to make a triumphant entrance into Robins Hood’s Bay. Celebrate with a pint, bottle of champagne or ice cream whilst standing in the North Sea.
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! You’ll stay at quality, cozy small hotels, guesthouses and pubs on our Coast to Coast walks 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 8,11,12 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 Tebay 16km / 9.94 miles
  • Day 8 : Tebay to Kirkby Stephen via Orton 21 km/13 miles, 5.5 - 6 h
  • Day 9 : Kirkby Stephen to Keld 24 km/14.5 miles, 6 h
  • Day 10 : Keld to Reeth 20 km/12.5 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
  • 17 nights accommodation in hotels and guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities where available
  • 17 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 30 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 07 2024
5 - Excellent
The Coast to Coast walk was a wonderful experience. It was a great way in which to see this beautiful part of England. Also, I can now say I've waked across a country.
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 04 2024
5 - Excellent
Trip of a lifetime, well organised by the company.
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 02 2024
5 - Excellent
This walk was wonderful. The information provided by the company was excellent with detailed trip notes and information on how to find our accomodation each night. The accomodation hosts, which included B&Bs and hotels could not... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 01 2024
5 - Excellent
We have used the company over ten times and every time has been great. Trina worked with us to sort out our preferred route and lodging for our recent C2C walk. There were four of us and was not an easy task but she persevered.... Read more
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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.


For any tour departures within 30 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 September 2024, a deposit of 194 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. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


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.
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