Watch: England's Famous Coast to Coast Trail

Beginning the Coast to Coast walk along the green cliffs of England | Tim Charody
Beginning the Coast to Coast walk along the green cliffs of England | Tim Charody

Watch: England's Famous Coast to Coast Trail

Discover Real Traveller Experiences of the Surprisingly Beautiful British Walking Trail 

The Coast to Coast is one of England’s premier walking trails that stretches from the west coast to the east coast of England. It was established in 1973 by Alfred Wainwright, a prolific trailblazer in the UK, and is often referred to as ‘Wainwright’s Way'.
Starting from the seaside resort town of St Bees on the Irish Sea coast, the trail covers some 315km (195 miles) across three national parks before arriving in Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea coast. 
Approaching the end of the Coast to Coast near Robin Hood's Bay |  <i>John Millen</i> Group of walkers beside Ennerdale Water |  <i>John Millen</i> Group of walkers finishes the Coast to Coast at Robin Hood's Bay |  <i>John Millen</i>

Coast to Coast to become a British National Trail

In exciting news, the Coast to Coast is to become a National Trail of the United Kingdom. National Trails get additional government funding that goes towards path maintenance and signposting, and it will attract even more walkers. They are way-marked by an acorn, which is the symbol of the National Trails.

As mentioned in a press release by the UK Government, Natural England will work alongside partners to improve the popular route, with £5.6 million committed to upgrade the 197-mile path. This includes funding set aside to develop a community engagement programme and maximise economic and health benefits for local people and businesses. 
Walkers on the Coast to Coast trail, England

Watch the Coast to Coast Hike

Watch our video on the Coast to Coast trail and be inspired by the remarkable scenery, rugged terrain, charming English hospitality and camaraderie of the UTracks travellers. Then discover which trip is most suitable for you to experience the Coast to Coast.
Because of the popularity of this trail, people often fall into the trap of thinking that the Coast to Coast is easy. However, our trips on the Coast to Coast trail are amongst our most challenging but rewarding tours in Europe. 

Traveller Reviews of the Coast to Coast

My friends and I had a wonderful experience and will definitely consider using them again for future trips. Our Coast to Coast walk was extremely well organized in terms of scheduling and luggage transfers. We were also very pleased with the accommodations. Partnering with an organised trip literally took a weight off our backs and made the walk much more enjoyable. Thank you!!

K. Kehoe | Coast to Coast: Classic Walk – 15 Days

After postponements of 2 years due to Covid, we finally got to do our C2C ramblers trip. It proved to be everything we were hoping for and more. The hiking was demanding for 2 fit 65 years olds but we were well prepared thanks to the wonderful help of your staff. It was a wonderful trip that we would highly recommend.

J. Schmidt | Coast to Coast Rambler – 18 Days

The communication and lodging were both excellent. Lodging owners all loved working with Trina, as did I. She found us lodging wherever the walk took us whereas many others on the trail had to take taxis at the end of the day. I’m convinced Trina works magic because of her relationships with owners. Highly recommended!

P. Hamilton | Coast to Coast: Classic Walk – 15 Days
Walkers celebrating the end of the Coast to Coast in Robin Hood's Bay |  <i>John Millen</i> Selfie above Haweswater |  <i>John Millen</i> Celebrating the end of our long distance walk in England |  <i>John Millen</i>

Experience the Coast to Coast

There are many exciting ways for you to experience the Coast to Coast. There are guided small group trips, relaxed pace ramblers, cycling trips and self-guided trips departing daily in season. There really is a Coast to Coast experience for everyone.

> Explore the Coast to Coast on a guided walking tour
> Explore the Coast to Coast on a self-guided walking tour
> Explore the Coast to Coast on a cycling tour

> NEW: Coast to Coast from Liverpool - Premium walking tour
> View all Coast to Coast tours


What was your reaction to the Coast to Coast video?

Were you amazed by how breathtaking the English scenery is, or surprised by how challenging it looks in parts? Let us know in the comments, we love to hear from you.

England, Coast to Coast, United Kingdom, Britain, Walking, Cycling

Comments (12)

Bill MCMurray

I did it 14 years ago when I was 70 and it was the highlight of my trekking career. It was challenging and rewarding all in one and highly recommend it .

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Will from UTracks

Amazing to hear Bill! We feel our video really showcases just how much of a challenge the Coast to Coast is. To do it at 70...kudos!

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Anne Armstrong

We walked the Coast to Coast 1998, over 17 days. It was a magical experience for us and made us feel proud to have done it. We are from Canada but visit the North Lakes in the Lake District often as we have family. Going through it on foot was amazing. I highly recommend it no matter who you do it with. Wainwright has you walk the coast before you turn inland toward the felled. He does the same on the east coast before you get to Robin Hood’s Bay. The tide was out when we arrived at Robin Hood,s Bay so we had to walk out to the water in order to wet our feet, at least an extra 1/3 Km!

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William from UTracks

Amazing to hear, thanks for sharing Anne! Wonder how much scenery along the trail has changed in the past 25 years? You'll have to go back to see!

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Elisha Whitten

I would love to do this trek!!!

2 years ago
William from UTracks.

Great to hear Elisha! We're sending you an email with some further information on how to make your Coast to Coast trip happen :)

2 years ago
Timothy Foley

Just watched the video ... AMAZING!!! I'm all in, now I just have to convince my wife she can do it and enjoy the experience. We are both experienced hikers and cyclists, but have never done a long distance walk like the Coast-to-Coast.

3 years ago
William from UTracks

I think if you simply show her the video she will be convinced to walk the Coast to Coast! It's one of our most popular hikes for a reason. We also have several variations on the trip, e.g. if you want to walk half of it, at a slower pace, join a group tour or walk self guided. The choice is yours! When you're ready to start planning do get in touch with our helpful team.

3 years ago
Kim Clayton

Wow, I will start saving now

5 years ago
Will from UTracks

Definitely a trip worth doing! It's on my 'to do' list as well.

5 years ago

Amazing video. Cant wait to walk this trail

5 years ago
William from UTracks

Thanks for your kind words Georgiana! Get excited for hiking the Coast to Coast and let's make it happen.

3 years ago
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