Wainwrights Coast-to-Coast

  • Route:
    St Bees to Robin Hoods Bay
  • Grade:
    Moderate to Very Strenuous
  • Distance:
    192 Miles (307 Kms)

  • Walking Days:
    15-16 Days, Walking 12-13 Miles A Day

The route was conceived by Alfred Wainwright, who believed that such is Britain's wealth of footpaths, bridleways, small roads, lanes and places of open access that there are any number of walks which can be taken without needing landowners' permission and without trespassing. This pathway traverses such magnificent walking areas as Ennerdale, Honister, Grasmere and Grisedale. The moors provide a stark contrast to the Lakes and their utter lack of adornment makes them an easy place to get lost. From Osmotherly you are on the North York Moors and the perennial flow of the countryside is neatly punctuated by the tiny Yorkshire villages which offer comfortable accommodation after a satisfying day's walking. As time passes the smell of the sea grows ever stronger, through Rosedale, Glaisdale, and Grosmont, and finally down to Robin Hood's Bay. When you reach it, the challenge of the Coast to Coast has been met.
Black Sail Hut and the Lakeland Fells
Black Sail Hut and the Lakeland Fells 

... and some more Coast-to-Coast Pictures

Patterdale / Lunch Stop / Lakeland Village / Grosmont 
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