The Coast to Coast Walk
St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay
By Terry Marsh
Guidebook to the Coast to Coast long-distance walking route from St Bees Head in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay in Yorkshire. At 190 miles (300km), this popular long-distance route can be walked in 2 weeks. With clear route description, maps, trek planner and accommodation guide. A separate 1:25,000 map booklet is included with the guidebook.
SeasonsAccommodation along the Coast to Coast walk may be busy in summer and higher, more remote, parts difficult in winter. Spring or autumn is ideal.
CentresSt Bees, Grasmere, Shap, Kirkby Stephen, Richmond, Ingleby Arncliffe, Grosmont, Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay
DifficultyThe C2C is a two-week route with total ascent of 6995m (22,825ft). Some remote stretches, especially walking on the North York Moors.
Must SeeThe Lakeland fells, Swaledale, Vale of Mowbray, North York Moors, cliff-top walks at Robin Hood's Bay
A guidebook to walking the Coast to Coast Path National Trail, originally conceived by Alfred Wainwright. Suited to experienced walkers, the 302km (188 mile) C2C passes through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors to link St Bees on the west coast with Robin Hood’s Bay on the east.
The route is described from west to east, with a summary for hikers travelling in the opposite direction. It is presented in 13 stages of between 17 and 33km – perfect for a fortnight’s holiday – although longer itineraries are also suggested.
- Contains step-by-step description of the route alongside 1:100,000 maps and elevation profiles
- Includes a separate map booklet containing OS 1:25,000 mapping and route line
- Route summary table and trek planner showing the distribution of facilties and public transport along the route
- Accommodation listings
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Lancashire-born writer and photographer Dr Terry Marsh specialises in the outdoors and travel. He is the author or revision author/editor of over 100 guidebooks, including the award-winning Cicerone guides to the Coast to Coast Walk (first published in 1993), The Shropshire Way (1999) and Great Mountain Days in the Pennines (2013). Terry has a PhD in Historical Geography and is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS). He is a Life Member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.View author profile
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