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Wainwrights Coast to Coast - Complete Route (Self-Guided)

A walk across the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks from St Bees on the Cumbrian coast to Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea shore.

  • England

  • 15 nights
  • 15 breakfasts
  • Long Distance Paths

    Landscape

  • April - October

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Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent and longer distances covered.  Whilst you will be mainly on paths, these may be rough, steep, and loose at times. We take the whole day to enjoy some fabulous walks.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 8 miles; Ascent/Descent 850m; Terrain: sometimes rough, loose or steep sections; Walking Time: 8hrs / Full Day walks.

The above statistics are generalisations of a day’s key walk, it does not include distance covered during general sightseeing or daily activity. Detailed information of the daily walking requirements are specified in the specific holidays ‘Daily Itinerary".

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Self-Guided Collection

Expertly planned, flexible walking itineraries, led by you, with accommodation, route plans, and luggage transfers all taken care of by us.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • A walk crossing three National parks – The Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales and The North Yorkshire Moors.
  • Memorable mix of valleys, plains, mountains, dales & moors.
  • Historical elements including St Bees Lighthouse, Honister Slate Mine, Ullswater Steam Ferry.
  • Vibrant walkers' towns Robin Hood’s Bay with its Jurassic Cliffs.

Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk is by far the most popular long distance trail in Britain, and one of the world’s great walks. From the Irish Sea at St.Bees Head, it winds its way across Northern England, 190 miles or so to Robin Hood’s Bay. On the way it passes through three National Parks: The Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.

Looking out over Robin Hood’s Bay, you reflect on the sheer variety of stunning scenery you’ve explored on this iconic hike, and bask in the satisfaction of your achievement.

The 194 mile Coast to Coast walk from St Bees on the Cumbrian coast to Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Sea shore attracts hikers looking for a long distance challenge with the added attraction of three National Parks and some of the country’s most inspiring scenery.

This self-guided holiday provides the chance to tackle the whole route in walking sections of 8.5 - 20 miles a day. You'll walk from inn-to-inn staying in B&Bs, lodges, pubs and small hotels with your baggage being transported leaving you to carry only your day pack with what you need for the day. We recommend that you start your walk between Saturday and Tuesday as many of the Lake District accommodations stipulate a minimum two night stay at the weekend. 

The whole route starts with a spectacular clifftop walk before heading inland towards Ennerdale and the first of the lakes and the first mountain pass beyond. Before leaving the Lake District National Park you’ll have experienced some of the best high level hikes, lake shore walks and spectacular views England has to offer continuing across the moors, onto the Dales and to the picturesque finishing point at the North Sea Coast at Robin Hood’s Bay.

It is an exhilarating adventure on foot, and once completed is an achievement that will remain fondly in the memory for the rest of your life.

You can also break the route down and do the Eastern and Western Section.

  • 15 nights´accommodation (small hotels, lodges, pubs, and B&Bs) on a B&B basis.
  • One piece of luggage per person transferred between your accommodation daily, not exceeding 20kg.
  • Detailed route descriptions and maps.
  • 24-hour telephone assistance.
  • Routes in digital format (.gpx) for GPS or mobile devices.
  • Dinners, lunches and drinks
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip
  • Admission fees
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, car parking
  • Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
  • Travel insurance

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Tour Codes

60230

Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival day - St Bees

Accommodation

Arrival in St Bees. We recommend you arrive via train – routes available from all major airports.

St Bees includes St Bees Head, the most westerly point of Cumbria, on the coastal strip between the Lakeland fells and the Irish Sea. It has a history going back over 1,000 years and has been a popular holiday destination for over 150 years.

Day 2

St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

  • Time

    6 hours

  • Distance

    14.3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    645/547m

Before setting off this morning, follow the tradition of all coast to coast walkers, and collect a stone from the beach in St. Bees, which you will carry to Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Sea.

Set off along the coast before turning inland towards the village of Sandwith. Once you’ve passed through the sleepy villages of Moor Row and Cleator, you reach the first climb of the trip – Dent Fell - before arriving at the small village of Ennerdale Bridge.

Luggage transfer to Ennerdale Bridge included.

Day 3

Ennerdale to Rosthwaite

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

  • Time

    8 hours

  • Distance

    14.3 - 15 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    1028/1044m

You are now in the Lake District National Park and the day starts with a walk along Ennerdale Water with superb views of the approaching fells.

From here, you have a choice: either go high up to Red Pike and over High Stile onto the iconic Haystacks and past Inominate Tarn (where Wainwright’s ashes were scattered) or follow a gentler route up to Black Sail Youth Hostel and then up Loft Beck. Both routes take you to Honister Slate mine – the last working slate mine in England - before a descent into the village of Rosthwaite followed by Stonethwaite (both located in the Borrowdale Valley).

Luggage transfer to Stonethwaite included.

Day 4

Rosthwaite to Grasmere

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

  • Time

    5.5 - 6 hours

  • Distance

    9.3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    547/563m

A shorter stage today, but the ascent to the day's only peak, Greenup Edge, is steep and demanding. The view from here is another iconic picture of the unique and beautiful landscape of the Lake District. Overnight in pretty Grasmere where there is lots to explore including the Wordsworth Museum and the poet’s former residence, Dove Cottage.

Luggage transfer to Grasmere included.

Day 5

Grasmere to Patterdale

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

  • Time

    6 - 8 hours

  • Distance

    8.6 - 10.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    541/458m

All walkers climb up to Grisedale Hause with gorgeous views back towards Grasmere. From here, you have the option to go even higher and up the famous Helvellyn peak or St Sunday Crag – with far reaching views as far as Ullswater – before coming down Grisedale into Patterdale. Alternatively, take the direct route down Grisedale to the village of Patterdale.

Luggage transfer to Patterdale included.

Day 6

Patterdale to Shap

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

  • Time

    7.5 hours

  • Distance

    16.7 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    900/798m

The day starts with another climb and impressive panoramic views across to Fairfield, Helvellyn, Hartsop and Kirkstone Pass. You continue beside Angle Tarn, across the old Roman path of High St and onto Kidsty Pike – at 780m, the highest point on the Coast to Coast Walk. From here there are amazing views down to Haweswater and Riggindale. Descend to Haweswater – formed in the 1930’s to provide water to the cities of the North West – for an undulating onward walk through the charming village of Bampton and continuing past Shap Abbey, the ruins of a monastery founded in the 13th century. The monks abandoned it to Henry VIII in 1540 and since then it has served as a memory of a bygone era. Finally, it's a short distance to the village of Shap.

Luggage transfer to Shap included.

Day 7

Shap to Kirkby Stephen

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

  • Time

    8 hours

  • Distance

    20.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    452/532m

The route from Shap crosses into the Westmorland Fells in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. From here, the vistas change from dramatic granite rocks to an open limestone landscape as you continue past the tiny village of Orton. Continue through open countryside with occasional villages, remote houses and secluded farms - and a wide panorama towards the distinctive Howgills and the distant Pennines (tomorrow’s challenge!). Pass Smardale Bridge, a stunning piece of Victorian architecture from a long-gone railway. Then it’s on into the small yet lively town of Kirkby Stephen, with its welcoming pubs, cafes and restaurants, in the heart of the lovely Eden Valley.

Luggage transfer to Kirkby Stephen included.

Day 8

Kirkby Stephen to Keld

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

  • Time

    5 - 6 hours

  • Distance

    11.8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    534/385m

Leave Kirkby Stephen via the picture postcard village of Hartley, then the route gets hillier once again as you climb up and over the Nine Standards - a very distinctive feature on the fell, where Cumbria crosses into Yorkshire and the watershed between the Irish Sea and the North Sea meets. End the day in peaceful Keld, a former lead-mining village.

Luggage transfer to Keld included.

Day 9

Keld to Reeth

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

  • Time

    5.5 hours

  • Distance

    11.8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    459/573m

Today you have the choice between a route over the mountain or the lower route along the valley. The former crosses a remote landscape of grouse moors, dotted with ruins from the lead-mining era. The latter takes you via heather-clad Swaledale, with its traditional stone barns and drystone walls. Whatever you choose, you arrive in Reeth, another quintessential Dales village with cosy pubs.

Luggage transfer to Reeth included.

Day 10

Reeth to Richmond

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    11.8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    290/344m

Today's more leisurely stage takes you across verdant meadows and through pretty villages. Take time to explore Marrick Priory, a 12th century Benedictine nuns’ monastery, abandoned during the 16th-century religious wars. Overnight in the pretty market town of Richmond, with its quaint cobbled streets and imposing Norman Castle.

Luggage transfer to Richmond included.

Day 11

Richmond to Danby Wiske

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

  • Time

    6 hours

  • Distance

    13.7 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    77/172m

An easier, flatter walk again today, taking you across the Vale of Mowbray, through fertile farmland and along quiet country lanes, via Bolton-on-Swale and its 14th century St. Mary's Church. Your final destination is Danby Wiske, a cluster of pretty houses huddled around the village green.

Luggage transfer to Danby Wiske included.

Day 12

Danby Wiske to Osmotherley

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    11.2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    232/102m

Continue your approach towards the North York Moors National Park – and its hills! Walk along flat footpaths and farm tracks, passing brightly coloured rapeseed fields and sleepy livestock. Depending on accommodation availability, you overnight in either Ingleby Cross or Osmotherley.

Luggage transfer to Ingleby Cross or Osmotherley included.

Day 13

Osmotherley to Blakey

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

  • Time

    8 hours

  • Distance

    20.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    907/682m

Walk through woodland then head uphill for superb views back to Richmond and ahead towards the North Sea. You are finally in the North York Moors National Park with its wide expanses of heather covered moorland, contrasting with the distinctive rocky crags of the Wain Stones. It feels like you are on a high mountain, but the North York Moors is only 400-500m above sea level. Today's stretch brings you across the plateau, along the route of an abandoned mine railway to The Lion Inn pub (which is likely to be your resting place for the night).

Luggage transfer to Blakey included.

Day 14

Blakey to Grosmont

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

  • Time

    6 hours

  • Distance

    13.6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    127/488m

Today’s route is mainly flat and downhill beside Great Fryup Dale and into Glaisdale. There’s one sting in the tail to get up and down into Egton Bridge before you end the day in peaceful Grosmont (pronounced ‘Growmont’), one of the stops on the famous North York Moors steam railway.

Day 15

Grosmont to Robin Hood's Bay

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

  • Time

    7 hours

  • Distance

    15.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    521/548m

Start the day with a steep road climb up onto the moor before descending into beautiful Littlebeck – but not before catching a glimpse of the sea and the breathtaking Whitby Abbey. Through Falling Foss woods with its hidden follies, walk over the last section of the Moors. The final stretch takes you from High Hawsker along the top of the Jurassic cliffs – with stunning coastal scenery and the sight of a dolphin if you’re lucky. There are gorgeous vistas of Robin Hood’s Bay as you descend to this beautiful old fishing village. On arrival, don’t forget to throw your St Bees’ stone into the North Sea. Congratulations - you've crossed England!

Luggage transfer to Robin Hood's Bay included.

Day 16

Departure day

Meals

Breakfast

The tour finishes after breakfast at your accommodation.

Travel Details

You can get to St Bees via train, you can use the mainline from any of the airports. Most walkers travel to Manchester airport then take the train to St Bees by changing at South Lakes or Carlisle.

Return from Robin Hood's Bay

When you reach Robin Hoods Bay, you can take a taxi or a bus to nearby Scarborough to access the trainline. 

The nearest airport to fly to is Manchester. 

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is an example of the type of accommodation you will be allocated on this holiday. Your final accommodation list will be confirmed on your travel documents, these will usually be with you around two weeks prior to departure.

Stonehouse Farm, St Bees or similar

Stonehouse Farm is situated in St Bees, the start point of the Coast to Coast walk. Rooms each have their own seating area with ensuite facilities, TV and Wi-Fi. Breakfast is served in the dining room and includes a full English breakfast.  

The Shepherds Arms, Ennerdale or similar

The Shepherds Arms is a small award winning village inn located in Ennerdale. All rooms are either twin/double bedded rooms with ensuite facilities. tea/coffee making facilities, TV, free toiletries. bath robe, hairdryer and Wi-Fi. The inn has its own bar and restaurant to enjoy a local ale and hearty meal after your long days walking. 

The Langstrath Country Inn, Stonethwaite or similar

The Langstrath is a traditional family run country inn set in the jaws of the Langstrath valley in the unspoilt Lakeland village of Stonethwaite. The inn has 11 comfortable bedrooms which are equipped with ensuite accommodation, tea/coffee facilities, clock/radio, hairdryer and free wi-fi. The inn has its own restaurant service hearty meals as well as a residents lounge where you can sit a browse a variety of books and magazines. 

The Inn at Grasmere, Grasmere or similar

The Inn at Grasmere - an historic Lake District Inn, enjoying village centre location and breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. Enjoy recently refurbished bedrooms, dine in the 1769 bar & restaurant. Enjoy access to the fitness room, sauna, Spa bath, power showers and an indoor swimming pool!

Old Water View, Patterdale or similar

The Old Water View has been welcoming walkers for over one hundred years with Alfred Wainwright himself staying at the hotel several times whilst creating the world famous coast to coast walk which passes 100m from the hotel door. All rooms are furnished to a high standard with ensuite facilities, Wifi, TV, CD player, hairdryer, Iron/ Ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel also has its own bar where you can relax in the evening and enjoy a drink. 

New Ing Lodge, Shap or similar

New Ing Lodge is a serviced bed and breakfast with 9 bedrooms and a breakfast room. Guests will find rooms equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, ensuite bedrooms and free Wi-fi. The bed and breakfats also has its own bar which is open until 8pm most evenings where you can enjoy local craft beers. 

The Jolly Farmers, Kirkby Stephen or similar

The Jolly Farmers is a small guest house located in Kirkby Stephen which was an old coaching inn and used to belong to the local manor house. The guest house offers en suite accommodation with a TV, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and free Wi-Fi. 

Keld Lodge, Keld or similar

Keld Lodge is a small hotel and restaurant located in the magnificent countryside of Gunnerside Estate with spectacular views of Upper Swaledale. Rooms are equipped with ensuite facilities, TV, Tea/Coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi. 

The Buck Inn, Reeth or similar

Located at the top of the beautiful village of Reeth is The Buck, They pride themselves on providing comforting hearty food with local cask ales with comfortable rooms the sleep in. Rooms are equipped with ensuite facilities, tea/coffee making facilities and TV. 

Willance House, Richmond or similar

Willance House s located along the Georgian street and is a small bed and breakfast. The property is over four hundred years old and all rooms are equipped with ensuite facilities, TV, a range of hot beverages and biscuits and a seating area/ window seat. 

Ashfield House, Danby Wiske or similar

Ashfield House is a small family run bed and breakfast located on the coast to coat path in Danby Wiske. Rooms are equipped with TV, Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities and en suite facilities. 

Park House, Ingleby Cross or similar

Park House is located in Ingleby Cross and is the perfect spot to relax after a long days walk with picturesque views and terrace for the warmer months and log fire for the colder months. Each rooms equipped with ensuite facilities, tea/coffee making facilities, TV and many with stunning views. 

The Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge or similar

The Lion Inn is a small bed and breakfast located in Blakey. The hotel consist of 13 rooms all of which have ensuite facilities. The Lion Inn also offer breath-taking views over the valleys of Rosedale and Farndale and had its own pub where you can sit in front of the open fire enjoying a local ale. 

The Geall Gallery, Grosmont or similar

The Geall Gallery is located a short distance away from Grosmont Railway Station, home of the North York Moors Steam Railway. The gallery had 5 guest bedrooms with ensuite facilities, tea/coffee making facilities and TV. Breakfasts are served in the large kitchen/lounge area with a selection of locally sourced produce. 

Leeside, Robin Hood's Bay or similar

Lee-Side is a large Victorian house built by Captain Jacob Storm in 1897, it has been lovingly restored with many original features. They have four stunning rooms as well as an elegant breakfast room. Rooms are equipped with ensuite facilities, TV, tea/coffee making faciltiies, Wi-Fi, hairdryer and A/C.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent and longer distances covered.  Whilst you will be mainly on paths, these may be rough, steep, and loose at times. We take the whole day to enjoy some fabulous walks.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 8 miles; Ascent/Descent 850m; Terrain: sometimes rough, loose or steep sections; Walking Time: 8hrs / Full Day walks.

The above statistics are generalisations of a day’s key walk, it does not include distance covered during general sightseeing or daily activity. Detailed information of the daily walking requirements are specified in the specific holidays ‘Daily Itinerary".

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.

If your holiday does not include dinners (see itinerary) we recommend budgeting an additional £25-30 per day.

Tipping

Tips are not included in the holiday price. Although entirely at your own discretion, tipping is an important aspect of tourism and hospitality life and expectations are fairly high.  We strongly recommend when receiving good service you make a tip to the local supplier.

Your Travel Details

To reach St Bees...

By car: From the south: continue on the M6 to Penrith, and then take the A66 to Cockermouth, then the A595 to Whitehaven. Follow local signs from here to St Bees.

Or M6 to junction 36 (South Lakes turn off), then the A590, followed by the A595 towards Whitehaven, and then turn off at Egremont for St Bees.

From the East: Take the A66 to Penrith, then the A66 to Cockermouth and the A595 to Whitehaven. Follow local signs from there.

From the north and north east: head for Carlisle (A69 from Newcastle way, the A74(M) from Glasgow direction, or the A7 from the Scottish borders). Then take the A595 to Whitehaven. Follow local signs from there.

By rail: There is a train station at St Bees which is served by trains travelling both north and south.
From the north there is a mainline train from Carlisle, then a Coast Line train to St Bees. Some Carlisle trains terminate at Whitehaven (approx 4 miles to the north). You would then need to get a taxi or bus to St Bees.

From the south trains travel via Barrow-in-Furness, with some through trains starting from Lancaster. Otherwise change at Lancaster or Preston for Barrow. There are direct trains from Manchester Airport and London to Carlisle and Barrow.

Taxi contacts: Downton Taxi Whitehaven: 01946 691 511 / 07972 544 464

By coach: There is no direct bus or coach services to St Bees. National Express operates a service departing from many destinations in the UK as far as Whitehaven.

Parking facilities: If you wish to drive to St Bees we wish to make you aware that your vehicle will be left at your own risk and we cannot be held responsible for it. We therefore advise you to arrive at your destination using public transport. If you however decide to leave a vehicle in St Bees and you need to get back to St Bees at the end of your holiday to collect your vehicle, there is a bus service from Robin Hood’s Bay to Richmond which operates each afternoon by Sherpa Van. The following morning you can continue your journey with Sherpa Van from Richmond to St Bees. Each journey will cost around £35. For more details please contact: www.sherpavan.com

Returning from Robin Hood’s Bay:

By car:

To the South: the M1/M18 or A1 to A64 via Malton and Pickering.

To the North: the A1/A19 to A171 or A170.

To the West: the M62 to Hull then the A63 / A165 (coastal route) Or M62 towards Hull then A614 Howden, A163, B1249, A64 (country route).

By rail: There is no train station at Robin Hood’s Bay; the nearest station is Scarborough reachable by bus or taxi from Robin Hood’s Bay.

By coach or bus: Arriva operates a bus service to Scarborough and Middlesbrough which passes through Robin Hood’s Bay.

You can obtain more information on the transport options above as follows:

UK rail information - www.nationalrail.co.uk

UK coach information - www.nationalexpress.co.uk

Travel information - www.rome2rio.com

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Documentation

After booking your holiday, expect to receive a confirmation and holiday information sheet soon after.

Once you've settled your balance, about 2 weeks before your holiday, you'll get instructions on how to log into your ActiveNav App. Grab your Apple or Android smartphone and head to the app store for a quick download. Once installed, the app grants you access to all route information and provides guidance on how to navigate it.

Around 2 weeks prior to your departure, you'll also get a destination manual & road book. This comprehensive guide includes detailed information on your walking route and interesting facts about the areas you'll stay in. Alongside, a trip voucher will confirm all the services booked for you, complete with the names and addresses of your hotels and other service providers. Be prepared to present this voucher as confirmation at your accommodations, and don't forget to bring along a valid form of ID.

Meals

In general all of our self-guided holidays are on a bed and breakfast basis with breakfast provided at your accommodation. Depending on the route you are walking and access to local services such as restaurants, cafes and supermarkets, your itinerary may include packed lunches, dinners or a mix of both. Please refer to the individual itinerary and what is included for accurate information.

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Footwear is a walker’s personal choice; however, we suggest lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good, moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support and may be essential for some walks.

Luggage Transfers

On a self guided holiday, the days you walk from one property to another, your main luggage will be transferred for you as part of your holiday arrangements. This leaves you free to just carry what you need for the day. Please refer to your individual itinerary for which days your luggage will be transferred. Before you leave your accommodation in the morning, please speak with your host for where the luggage should be left and by what time. 

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Compass
  • Map case
  • Whistle
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Water bottle - at least 2 litre capacity (more may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat
  • Mobile
  • Power Bank for charging mobile if needed.
  • Phone charging lead

This list is not exhaustive, and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Holiday booking confirmation document
  • Travel insurance details (if applicable)
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWW15 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More

Our intended walks are covered by the following maps:

Harvey’s Coast to Coast western and eastern sections separately 1:40,000
AZ Adventure Coast to Coast Walk – 1:25,000 maps of the whole route in a very neat little book
Memory Maps electronic version Coast to Coast 1:25,000
OS Explorer 1:25,000 maps: 303, OL4, OL7, OL5, OL19, OL30, 304, 302, OL26 and OL27
Coast to Coast Path: St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay by Henry Stedman (1 Apr 2012) Publisher – Trailblazer Guide
Coast to Coast Walk (A Coast to Coast Walk) by Martin Wainwright (1 Jun 2012)

We supply a copy of the A-Z adventure series map book as part of your walking package.

Weather

Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements in destination can change, and it's crucial for you to take responsibility in staying informed. Ensure that you consult a professionally qualified source and comply with any health requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure. Your GP can provide advice on vaccinations. Stay proactive about your health preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

Health Advice for United Kingdom

No compulsory immunisations are required for holidays in the UK although you should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended for life in Britain. Tetanus immunisation is recommended.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.


Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is your go-to for the latest info on security, local laws, and the nitty-gritty of passports and visas at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Make sure to take a quick peek at the current advice for your upcoming destination—it'll only take a few minutes.

When you're out and about, stay aware of your surroundings. Take smart precautions with your credit cards and passport, and maybe tone down the flashy accessories. Less is more, especially when it comes to carrying cash—just enough for the day will do. Consider using a money belt for that extra layer of security. Stay alert, stay safe, and make the most of your travels!

Cultural Awareness

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The primary focus of our Trust's financial support is directed towards Britain's premier walking charity, The Ramblers. They play a crucial role in advocating the benefits and significance of walking to the British public. Additionally, our Trust invites applications for small grants from local organizations in the UK that require support for walking-oriented activities. This encompasses initiatives such as establishing footpaths and bridleways, funding for the reconstruction of bridges and refurbishing huts, and bursary funding for organisations that support individuals to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors..

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

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