Whitby, North York Moors
Details for Coast To Coast Walk
The famous Wainright Coast to Coast Walk is a well trodden path through some of the spectacular countryside of the North York Moors. Passing through some beautiful towns and villages and taking in the National Parks it is definitely an experience not to be missed.
The Coast to Coast walk is a 190 mile journey from St. Bees on the west coast of England through some of the UK's most stunning countryside in three of England’s finest national parks; including the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors before ending on the Eastern Coast at Robin Hoods Bay. The Coast to Coast Walk was originally devised by Alfred Wainright (a well know author of mountain walking books on the Lake District) and hence is often referred to as Wainrights Way or Wainrights Coast to Coast Walk.
Along the route you will pass through a variety of landscapes and stunning surroundings in each of the national parks. In the first section of the walk you will see stunning lakes and rugged mountains in the Lake District. You will pass through tranquil Lakeland valleys such as Patterdale, Grasmere and Borrowdale, Englands most popular mountain Mount Helvellyn and Ullswater Lake.
The next section of the walk offers a more gentle terrain around Shap and Orton. Pass the market town of Kirky Stephen and enter the second national park, the Yorkshire Dales offers rolling hills and beautiful valleys. The route passes through the valley of Swaledale with its idyllic villages and dry stone walls. The coast to coast walk continues along until Richmond a traditional market town with cobbled streets and famous castle above the River Swale.
The third sections of the walk is the toughest part as you pass through...
North Yorkshire Moors Section of the Coast to Coast Walk Route:
Richmond - Ingleby Cross
Length: 23 miles
Total since start: 140 miles
Ingleby Cross - Clay Bank/Great Broughton
Length: 12 miles
Total since start: 152 miles
Clay Bank Top – Glaisdale
Length: 18 miles
Total since start: 170 miles
Glaisdale - Robin Hood's Bay
Length: 20 miles
Total since start: 190 miles
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