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|The CTC's Swaledale path drops down after leaving Keld||
Coast to Coast East
Starting in Kirkby Stephen
Ending in Robin Hood's Bay
Typical walk 22km, 480m ascent
Highest altitude 662m
July 2012 (Anna-Maria, Chris)
Near Littlebeck (Photo gallery)
9 nights, staying in:
B&Bs and guesthouses (6)
Accommodation and itinerary
Expert and unlimited advice
Routecards, maps, local info
Season for self-guided treks
1 July to 20 September 2014
Trek on your ideal dates
We take 8 stages as the norm and we also book other lengths of trip:
Glaisdale Rigg (Photo gallery)
Let us move your bags between stops for an extra £60 per person
+ 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 2013
Please ask about our 2014 season which starts on 1 July. 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.
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.
Here are examples of the tweaks we can make to our normal 8-stage schedule from Kirkby Stephen to Robin Hood's Bay.
We can shorten our normal 8-stage trek by running two stages together:
7 stages and 8 nights
Or to space things out we take 4 stages over the North York Moors:
9 stages and 10 nights
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.