Wainwright's Coast To Coast - Western Route (Grade 6)

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Run by: Ramblers Walking Holidays

Reference number: 7790

From: £965.00

The 200 mile Coast to Coast walk from St Bees on the Cumbrian coast to Robin Hoods Bay on the North Sea shore has attracted hikers looking for a long distance challenge with the added attraction of three national parks and some of the countrys most inspiring scenery. Despite its fame, this route remains unofficial and has only experienced some minor adjustments since being devised by Alfred Wainwright 40 years ago. This holiday tackles the western section of the trail crossing the Lake District from St Bees to Kirkby Stephen in seven walking days of 9 15 miles a day. We’ll be walking, on average, just under 13 miles a day throughout the walk with our longest days being 15 miles. Well walk from inn-to-inn staying in BBs, guesthouses and small hotels with your baggage being transported for you each day leaving you to carry only what you need on the trail each day. The route starts with a spectacular clifftop walk before heading inland towards Ennerdale and the first of the lakes encountered on this walk and the first mountain pass beyond. Before leaving the Lake District National Park youll have experienced some of the best high level hikes, lake shore walks and spectacular views England has to offer... Intended route (with approximate daily walking distances): Day 1 Overnight St Bees Day 2 St Bees - Ennerdale Bridge (15 miles) Day 3 Ennerdale Bridge -Seatoller (14 miles) Day 4Seatoller - Grasmere (10 miles) Day 5 Grasmere - Patterdale (9 miles) Day 6 Patterdale -Burnbanks (11.5 miles) Day 7Burnbanks - Orton (12.5 miles) Day 8 Orton - Kirkby Stephen (13 miles) Day 9 Depart after breakfast

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