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Walking the Coast to Coast Walk

Walking the Coast to Coast Walk

by: Terry Marsh
This comprehensive guidebook describes the complete Coast to Coast trail popularised by Wainwright. The walk from St Bees Head in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay on Yorkshire's east coast is now one of the most popular long distance walks in Britain. The route takes you through an appealing diversity of landscapes as you move east through the high fells of Lakeland, across limestone country and into the delightful Yorkshire Dales, passing through the Vale of Mowbray and the expansive North Yorkshire Moors to the Trail's conclusion on the North Sea coast.

At 188 miles (301km) long, the trail can easily be walked within a two-week holiday period. This guide describes the route in step-by-step detail from west to east in thirteen stages and suggests possible variant routes. Alongside this text are overview maps of the route section being described, but in addition to this the guide includes a separate booklet providing Ordnance Survey 1:25000 scale Explorer mapping of the entire route. There is also an outline of the route from east to west.

The book begins with a twenty-plus page introduction covering every aspect of planning for the walk as well as a wealth of background information covering geology, history, wildlife and plants, and a list of further reading. Appendices provide full accommodation listings and useful contacts. The book is well illustrated with colour photographs and includes a route table with distances.

The route sections are as follows:

Across Lakeland
Stage 1 St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge - 15 miles
Stage 2 Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite, Borrowdale - 14.5 miles
Stage 3 Rosthwaite, Borrowdale to Patterdale - 15.5 miles
Stage 4 Patterdale to Shap - 15.5 miles

Into the Dales
Stage 5 Shap to Kirkby Stephen - 20.75 miles
Stage 6 Kirkby Stephen to Keld - 11 miles
Stage 7A Keld to Reeth (high-level route) - 11 miles
Stage 7B Keld to Reeth (low-level route) - 12 miles
Stage 8 Reeth to Richmond - 10.5 miles
Stage 9 Richmond to Danby Wiske - 14 miles
Stage 10 Danby Wiske to Osmotherley - 12 miles

The North York Moors
Stage 11 Osmotherley to Blakey Ridge - 20 miles
Stage 12 Blakey Ridge to Grosmont - 13 miles
Stage 13 Grosmont to Robin Hood's Bay - 15 miles

ISBN 9781852847593 Pages 249 + 100-page map book (2017) 172mm x 116mm Plastic Cover

Price: 15.95