England’s Coast to Coast

Alfred Wainwright described a walk across England in his 1973 publication “A Coast to Coast Walk.” It winds its way across Northern England from the Irish Sea at St. Bees Head on the west coast to the North Sea at Robin Hood’s Bay on the east coast. Its 192-mile journey passes through the three national parks of The Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North Yorkshire Moors. Janet and I fell in love with the Lakes when we lived in Ulverston. It is like our second home. When we learned about how this trek was possible without camping, it became a high priority!

On 14 July 2022, we completed our 18-day (including 2 rest days) adventure from St. Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay. Not only did Bailey and Samuel join us, but also our dear friends Dean and Tracy, who chose this as their 30th Wedding Anniversary celebration!

The daily blogs with lots of photos from our adventure are below. Their rawness illustrates how they were published after each day’s walking.

The route.
DateDayTitleLodgingDinnerDistance
(mi)
Time
(h:mm)
Ascent
(ft)
Steps
Reflections on the C2C
Highlights of our 2022 C2C
Counting Down the Days
26-Jun-220Ulverston to St. BeesThe Premier InnCallaghans
27-Jun-221St. Bees to Ennerdale BridgeShepherds ArmsShepherds Arms14.367:062,40531240
28-Jun-222Ennerdale Bridge to StonethwaiteLangstrath HotelLangstrath Hotel15.999:514,55427233
29-Jun-223Stonethwaite to GrasmereThe InnTweedies8.37:301,95512823
30-Jun-224Rest Day in GrasmereThe InnLewis’s
1-Jul-225Grasmere to PatterdaleOld Water ViewFellsides8.965:492,76917528
2-Jul-226Patterdale to Shap
(Low Raise Alternate)
Kings Arms HotelShap Chippy15.28:234,08830761
3-Jul-227Shap to OrtonThe George HotelGeorge Hotel7.843:541,72914755
4-Jul-228Orton to Kirkby StephenJolly FarmersMango Tree12.45:491,77227009
5-Jul-229Kirkby Stephen to KeldFrith LodgeFrith Lodge13.457:532,72624967
6-Jul-2210Keld to ReethThe Kings ArmsKings Arms13.257:042,96324346
7-Jul-2211Reeth to RichmondThe FleeceFleece10.524:552,75623564
8-Jul-2212Rest Day in RichmondThe FleeceLa Piazza
9-Jul-2213Richmond to Danby WiskeThe White SwanWhite Swan13.385:482,64433453
10-Jul-2214Danby Wiske to OsmotherleyThe Golden LionGolden Lion12.615:393,12731043
11-Jul-2215Osmotherley to Clay Bank TopWainstones HotelWainstones Hotel11.285:093,69824709
12-Jul-2216Clay Bank Top to Blakey Ridge
and Sunset With the Drone
The Lion InnLion Inn 8.73:122,14222014
13-Jul-2217Blakey Ridge to GrosmontGeall GalleryStation Tavern13.274:392,31630591
14-Jul-2218Grosmont to Robin Hood’s BayVictoria HotelVictoria Hotel14.066:093,95330465
15-Jul-2219Robin Hood’s Bay to HeathrowHilton Garden InnHilton
Totals193.5798:5545597406501
Statistics are from tracking using my Garmin Instinct. I sense the ascent data is a bit too high.

Below are the blogs about this adventure. Click on them to read more!

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