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Coast to Coast Itinerary


Friday Evening:

Once everyone has arrived at St Bees we will meet durign the evening, giving everyone a chance to meet up and have a chat about the next few weeks, and of course a drink before we begin.


Day 1: St Bees to Ennerdale

After dipping our boots in the sea at St Bees we will head north along the cliffs to St Bees Head before heading inland towards Ennerdale Bridge and the Lake District National Park.


Day 2: Ennerdale to Rosthwaite

From Ennerdale Bridge we follow the Ennerdale Valley east, along the lake shore to the Black Sail Hut, where we can get a hot drink before heading up onto the high ground to cross the fellside to Honister Pass, descending into the Borrowdale Valley and Rosthwaite.


Day 3: Rosthwaite to Grasmere

From Rosthwaite we head out through Stonethwaite climbing by Greenup Gill to cross Greenup Edge and descend into Far Easdale and along the valley into Grasmere.


Day 4: Grasmere to Patterdale

From Grasmere we will climb to Grisedale Tarn, a beautiful spot below Fairfield and Helvellyn before descending into the Grisedale Valley and following the valley down to Patterdale.


Day 5: Patterdale to Shap

From Patterdale the route climbs to Boredale Hause then along the shore of Angle Tarn before climbing to Kidsty Pike, the highest point on the route, descending to the shores of Haweswater and then Shap.


Day 6: Shap to Kirby Stephens

One of the longer days on the route, but by now we are leaving the Lake District and the walking is less strenuous as we cross moorland to Kirby Stephens.


Day 7: Kirby Stephens to Keld

Today we enter the Yorkshire Dales National Park climbing to the summit of Nine Standards Rigg with it's ancient cairns along the summit ridge, from here we descend to the river Swale following the river downstream past several waterfalls to Keld.


Day 8: Keld to Reeth

A day crossing the moors, once a hive of activity when there were many lead mines in the area, the signs of this industry are still visible as we cross the moors to Reeth.


Day 9: Reeth to Bolton-on-Swale

Our final day in the Yorkshire Dales as we cross undulating farmland before descending to Richmond, the largest town on the route.


Day 10: Bolton-on-Swale to Ingleby Cross

A fairly easy day crossing farmland and easy tracks as we walk towards Ingleby Cross


Day 11: Ingleby Cross to Blakey Ridge

Today we enter the North York Moors, a few short climbs as we cross the Cleveland Hills before easier walking is reached as we follow the dismantled railway line to Blakey Ridge.


Day 12: Blakey Ridge to Grosmont

From Blakey Ridge the path is level before gradually descending to the village of Glaisdale. Just after Glaisdale is the 17th century Beggars Bridge, a good spot for a photo. There is a short woodland walk to Egton Bridge, then the old toll road to Grosmont. Grosmont is home to several steam trains.


Day 13: Grosmont to Robin Hoods Bay

The final day of the trail. A steep walk up the 1 in 3 road and the views to the sea open up. The route continues to follow country lanes, woodland paths and heather clad moors. You can smell the sea air. We are on cliff tops again, turning south to the seaside village of Robin Hoods Bay. Down to the beach and dip your toe in the sea once more. Your challenge is complete.Say farewell to your guide and reflect on your achievement.


Day 14: Depart for home

After a good breakfast it's time to head for home, anyone wishing to return to St Bees is more than welcome to jump on the minibus back to Cumbria, otherwise we say our goodbyes and head our separate ways.