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Coast to Coast East
Self-guided trekking holiday

+ Detailed routecards for each day's walking
+ Walk half the Coast to Coast in one week
+ Charming spots, wild moors and a coastal finish

Latest news October 2017
Booking is open for 2018! Please ask us any questions; thank you.

Pick up the Coast to Coast path, devised by Wainwright, at Kirkby Stephen. Follow the route over the open spaces of the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, finishing along the clifftops at Robin Hood's Bay.

This trek crosses distinct geographical areas. Start with a moorland crossing and a valley walk in the Yorkshire Dales, visiting Keld, Reeth and Richmond. Then cross the Vale of York on flat farmland stages with the North York Moors increasingly in view. The last stretch takes you over this moorland on excellent paths, past the remote inn at Blakey Ridge and down to the valley at Glaisdale and Grosmont, where a day of woods and moors leads to the sea.

We take care of the planning, leaving you free to enjoy the walking. The pleasure of multi-day walks such as this one is in linking up different places each night, each one giving a new evening setting in which to relax. We provide all you need to complete the trek in style, from booking your rooms to giving you maps and our own detailed routecards and local information.

Your accommodation is in a varied mix of friendly guesthouses, B&Bs and inns. Visit villages and hamlets with real charm; there is potential on this trip for some memorable encounters with friendly hosts and cosy hostelries.

Map showing the route of UK Exploratory's Coast to Coast East Self-Guided walking holiday


We don't have set schedules or start dates. Therefore as well as our normal itinerary here, we can book your trip to suit you.

Alternative schedules
Here are examples of the tweaks we can make to our normal 8-stage schedule from Kirkby Stephen to Robin Hood's Bay. Firstly we can shorten our normal 8-stage trek by running two stages together, to give 7 stages and 8 nights. Or, to space things out, we take 4 stages over the North York Moors to give 9 stages and 10 nights.

Rest days
Add one or more rest days, to recuperate during the route. Richmond comes just before half-way and is the largest town on the whole Coast to Coast.

Coordinating with travel
As normal we include your accommodation in Kirkby Stephen and Robin Hood's Bay. If you'd like to combine traveling with your first or last trek days, or coordinate a return to your car, please ask us about nifty solutions.

Please let us know if you fancy a more comfy or more basic trip. At many villages on the Coast to Coast East we can adjust your schedule, for example by booking smart little hotels or good youth hostels.

Happy Clients

"Our warmest thanks for a great hiking holiday!"

Donald Burton
(Coast to Coast East)

Key information Summer 2018


8 stages (9 nights) £690 per person
£225 single supplement, £90 per dog
Coast to Coast (self-guided)

We take 8 stages as the norm and we also book other lengths of trip:

7 stages (8 nights) £640 per person
£200 single supplement, £80 per dog
Coast to Coast (self-guided)

9 stages (10 nights) £740 per person
£250 single supplement, £100 per dog
Coast to Coast (self-guided)

8 days' trekking
Yorkshire Dales & North York Moors, England
 Grade (Explained)
Starting in Kirkby Stephen
Ending in Robin Hood's Bay
Typical walk 22km, 480m ascent
Highest altitude 662m

Research 2017
April 2017 (Simon

Nearing the beautiful Littlebeck woods
Near Littlebeck (Photo gallery)

9 nights, staying in:
B&Bs and guesthouses (6)
Inns (3)

Accommodation and itinerary
Expert and unlimited advice
Routecards, maps, local info
Emergency card

Season for self-guided treks
1 May to 23 September 2018
1 May to 22 September 2019 (TBC 1 Oct 2018)
Trek on your ideal dates

One of many boundary stones on the North York Moors
Glaisdale Rigg (Photo gallery)

Baggage transfer
Let us move your bags between stops for an extra £80 per person

Find out more

Holiday Notes - our full trip dossier (PDF)
A guide to the trek - our background page
About our walking holidays - general FAQs
Contact us - please ask us any questions

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