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Northern England: Coast to Coast Path (East)
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price in double room from: € 1060
Northern England: Coast to Coast Path (East)

Northern England: Coast to Coast Path (East)

From Kirkby Stephen to Robin Hood's Bay

  • A walk crossing two national parks: The Yorkshire Dales and The North Yorkshire Moors
  • Memorable mix of valleys, plains, mountains, dales and moors
  • Historical elements including Nine Standards Rigg, Keld Lead Mines, Swaledale (stone barns and walls), Richmond Castle
  • Littlebeck Woods, Jurassic Cliffs
  • Old smuggler’s cottages of Robin Hood's Bay
  • 15-18 Day full Coast to Coast options available as well as the western section
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Route

Start: Kirkby Stephen           Finish: Robin Hood's Bay

Day 1: Arrival in Kirkby Stephen
Day 2: Keld to Reeth (19km)
Day 3: Reeth to Richmond (19km)
Day 4: Richmond to Danby Wiske (22km)
Day 5: Danby Wiske to Ingleby Cross/Osmotherley (18km)
Day 6: Ingleby Cross/Osmotherley to Blakey (33km)
Day 7: Blakey to Grosmont (22km)
Day 8: Grosmont to Robin Hood's Bay (25km)
Day 9: End of the program

Day 1:    Arrival in Kirkby Stephen

Arrival in Kirkby Stephen via train (routes available from all major airports) or car. Kirkby Stephen, located in the Eden Valley is just before the halfway point of the Coast to Coast and where our offices are based.

Day 2:    Keld to Reeth (19km)

Today you have the choice between a route over the mountain or the lower route along the valley. The former crosses a remote landscape of grouse moors, dotted with ruins from the lead-mining era; the latter takes you via heather clad Swaledale, with its traditional stone barns and drystone walls. Whatever you choose, you arrive in Reeth, another quintessential Dales village with cosy pubs.

Day 3:    Reeth to Richmond (19km)

Today's more leisurely stage takes you across verdant meadows and through pretty villages. Take time to explore Marrick Priory, a 12th Century Benedictine nuns’ monastery, abandoned during the 16th Century religious wars. Overnight in the pretty market town of Richmond, with its quaint cobbled streets and imposing Norman Castle.

Day 4:    Richmond to Danby Wiske (22km)

An easier, flatter walk again today, taking you across the Vale of Mowbray, through fertile farmland and along quiet country lanes, via Bolton-on-Swale and its 14th Century St. Mary's Church. Your final destination is Danby Wiske, a cluster of pretty houses huddled around the village green.

Day 5:    Danby Wiske to Ingleby Cross/Osmotherley (18km)

Continue your approach towards the North York Moors National Park – and its hills. Walk along flat footpaths and farm tracks, passing brightly coloured rapeseed fields and sleepy livestock. Depending on accommodation availability, you overnight in either Ingleby Cross or Osmotherley.

Day 6:    Ingleby Cross/Osmotherley to Blakey (33km)

Walk through woodland then head uphill for superb views back to Richmond and ahead towards the North Sea. You are finally in the North York Moors National Park with its wide expanses of heather-covered moorland, contrasting with the distinctive rocky crags of the Wain Stones. It feels like you are on a high mountain, but the North York Moors is only 400-500m above sea level. Today's stretch brings you across the plateau, along the route of an abandoned mine railway to The Lion Inn pub. Originally a 16th-century hunting lodge, it’s the third highest pub in England and the only building for miles around.

Day 7:    Blakey to Grosmont (22km)

Today’s route is mainly flat and downhill beside Great Fryup Dale and into Glaisdale. There’s one sting in the tail to get up and down into Egton Bridge before you end the day in peaceful Grosmont (pronounced ‘Growmont’), one of the stops on the famous North York Moors steam railway.

Day 8:    Grosmont to Robin Hood's Bay (25km)

Start the day with a steep road climb up onto the moor before descending into beautiful Littlebeck – but not before catching a glimpse of the sea and the breathtaking Whitby Abbey! Through Falling Foss woods with its hidden follies, walk over the last section of the Moors. The final stretch takes you from
High Hawsker along the top of the Jurassic cliffs – with stunning coastal scenery and the sight of a dolphin if you’re lucky. There are gorgeous vistas of Robin Hood’s Bay as you descend to this beautiful old fishing village. On arrival, don’t forget to throw your St Bees’ stone into the North Sea.

Day 9:    End of the program

Arrangements end after breakfast.

practical info

This program can be booked any day between Late March and mid-October, subject to availability. We recommend that you start your walk between Saturday and Tuesday as many of the Lake District accommodations stipulate a minimum 2 night stay at the weekend.

The nearest international aiport to fly to is Manchester

Getting to Kirkby Stephen

You can get to Kirkby Stephen via train or car. You can use the main line from any of the airports.
Most hikers travel to Manchester airport then take the train to Kirkby Stephen by changing at Carlisle. The alternative is to travel via car to Kirkby Stephen and use the car parking available.

Return from Robin Hood's Bay

When you reach Robin Hoods Bay, you can take a taxi or a bus to nearby Scarborough to access the trainline. If you have parked in Kirkby Stephen, there is a transfer provided every afternoon to return you to your car. 

GPS tracks are available on request.

included

Included

  • 8 nights´accommodation (small hotels, lodges, pubs, and B&Bs)
  • 8 breakfasts
  • One piece of luggage per person transferred between your accommodation daily, not exceeding 20kg
  • Detailed route descriptions and maps
  • 24-hour telephone assistance
  • Routes in digital format (.gpx) for GPS or mobile devices

Not included

  • Dinner, lunch and drinks
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip
  • Admission fees
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Unscheduled transfers required during the trip

Extras

  • Single room supplement(s)
  • Solo traveller supplement
  • Passenger transfers
  • Car Parking
  • Airport transfers
  • Packed lunches, booked & paid for at accommodation
  • Extra nights
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