They made us feel welcome. These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. A long walk on a forest track then continues to Black Sail Hut, which is the smallest Youth hostel and originally a shepherd’s hut. D. Goldfischer, Pennsylvania, USA, 20 Jun 2016. Bees to Kirkby Stephen - 8 Days, Coast to Coast Walk: St. The choice of B and B's, small inns and even the hostel at Kirkby Stephen were all wonderful, each with their own particular character but all with a warmth of hospitality and great breakfasts and always good food nearby for an evening meal. Accommodation: This popular B&B is in the centre of the village. Sign up to be the first to know when we're ready to take you on a grand walking holiday in Britain. Here are a few ways to plan your trip. Strong support in every aspect. Trip concludes in Robin Hood's Bay after breakfast. If the cloud is low you need some ability with map and compass, so in wet or cloudy conditions we advise taking the low-level route following the River Swale. We would not recommend the route for first time walkers. Learn more about our new health guidelines now. Click the blue buttons at the top of this page to organise your baggage transfer services and/or accommodation booking. The first three miles are along the red cliffs of St. The walking route is 192 miles long, which works out at an average of 14.5 miles per day if you are taking 2 weeks to do the walk. If you would like to slow things down a little and take in your surroundings a bit more along the way, then 17 or 18 days should be a good amount of time for you. You can choose not to allow some types of cookies. The last few miles of the Coast to Coast walk follow the scenic clifftop path to the red-roofed village of Robin Hood’s Bay. Book now with new health guidelines. Add 2 miles and 2 hours if include detour via Summit of Helvellyn. These cookies allow the provision of enhance functionality and personalization, such as videos and live chats. A great holiday overall - and a sense of accomplishment for walking across England! Great views in clear weather, Roseberry topping, Vale of Mowbray and back to the Pennines. The sunniest month is July and average temperatures between April and October range from 4°C (39°F) to 19°C (67°F), although it may be slightly cooler on the higher sections of the trail. You can catch the train to St Bees from Carlisle, which is linked by train from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and other major UK cities. The climate of northern England is variable with rainfall occurring throughout the year (though more likely from October to April). Wainwright’s “Coast to Coast” walk has long been a classic, and it was perhaps inevitable that cyclists would also look at interesting ways of crossing beautiful, scenic northern England. Early Bird Sale | Plan your 2021 European holiday. Sherpa Van runs two daily passenger services: in the mornings between Richmond, Kirkby Stephen, and St Bees and in the afternoon from Robin Hood's Bay to Richmond. This is the best day for easy walking combined with long views and, in summer, classic moorland covered with purple heather. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. Today is primarily a road walk although there are cross country sections. The original ‘C2C’ stretches from the lighthouse at Whitehaven on the Irish Sea to the lighthouse at Sunderland on the shores of the North Sea. Half the usual deposit and SAVE 10% during our Early Bird Sale. Mixed weather can be expected. Discover the quintessential English countryside of Wainwright's famous Coast to Coast walk on a 16 day self-guided walking holiday with Sherpa Expeditions Active European Holidays Call us on 0800 008 7741 Call us on +44 (0)20 8577 2717 You pass Helvellyn, England’s most popular mountain, and the mountain oddly named High Street, along which the Roman Legions marched on their way to Hadrian’s Wall. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. Accommodation: The proprietors will welcome you to their guesthouse in the village of Shap. Designed by Alfred Wainwright MBE, a dedicated fell-walker, the Coast to Coast walk highlights and showcases the best of British landscapes from the Lake District through the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and much more. Many Coast to Coast walkers opt to divide the stage into two, taking an overnight stop at Danby Wiske (milepost 131). Sherpa Expedition's overview of walking holidays in Europe and the UK: guided and self-guided walking holidays, hiking holidays and walking tours. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. contact Sherpa, phone number, Sherpa Expeditions, website, address, email, e-mail address, visit. Egton Bridge features a church with relics of the Catholic Martyr, Oliver Postgate. Sherpa Expedition's overview of walking holidays in Europe and the UK: guided and self-guided walking holidays, hiking holidays and walking tours. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these features may not function properly. In contrast the last 4 miles of the walk to Shap, along grassy riverbanks, through parkland and across pastures are easy going. You reach the historic town of Richmond with cobbled streets, sloping market square and famous castle perched above the River Swale. Book your full Coast to Coast package now. Your day finishes in Reeth an attractive Green Village which flourished at the height of the mining age and today does well out of tourism, hence a collection of pubs and tea shops. You can choose not to allow some types of cookies. 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). Walkers who started the day at Ingleby Cross or Osmotherley will not want to go further than Blakey Ridge (milepost 161) in a day, but from Clay Bank Top to Blakey makes a short and rather easy day. Accommodation and luggage support were excellent. If you are flying into London, you’ll need to get the tube or train to London Euston, where you can catch the train to Carlisle, and then on to St Bees by train.