A walking holiday on the Coast to Coast path will have you walking in the footsteps of the legendary Alfred Wainwright. This self guided tour stretches over a 190 mile trail, starting at St Bees on the Irish Sea coast, and ending at Robin Hood's Bay on north England's eastern shore.
The Coast to Coast Walk has become one of countries most popular walks, from the coast on the West to the coast on the East of England. It is not an official National Trail, however it marches across some of the finest walking ground in the north of England. Some would argue that the section through the Lake District is the loveliest walking in the world! What a joy to walk through parts of three National Parks - the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors. A superbly varied walk from cliffs at the sea to craggy mountains, rolling dales and lakes.
The Walking Holiday Company has put together a large choice of itineraries, and you can either walk the whole long distance trail, or split the walk into shorter sections.
As one would expect over nearly 200 miles you are going to encounter some wonderful wildlife - squirrels, hedgehogs, deer, maybe a weasel or stoat. Badgers have sets near the path but they are much shyer than the foxes along the route. Birds provide an exciting opportunity along this route: a solitary golden eagle still soars above Riggindale. The RSPB has some brilliant observation points on St Bees Head, where you can see guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes. You are very likely to see pheasants and buzzards along this trail.
Late April to late September is the best time to walk this trail.
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