(Coast to Coast East) The North York Moors at Clay Bank Top
COAST TO COAST EAST (SELF-GUIDED)   8 stages . 9 nights . Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors   Booking

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 March 2019
Please ask us about a trip during our 2019 season. 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 Alpine Exploratory's Coast to Coast East Self-Guided walking holiday


Alpine Exploratory
CCEsg Coast to Coast East (Self-guided)
5 May to 15 September 2019
Prices in GBP
per person
Hutty Classic Comfy
Popular schedules
8 stages
(9 nights)

Please ask 690
Singles 225
90 per dog
Singles 270
90 per dog
9 stages
(10 nights)

Please ask 750
Singles 250
100 per dog
Singles 300
100 per dog
Specialised schedules
7 stages
(8 nights)

Please ask 630
Singles 200
80 per dog
Singles 240
80 per dog
Baggage transfer 80

Baggage transfer

Let us deliver your bag to each stop on the Coast to Coast. Each morning simply leave your bag with your host or at reception.


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 2019

Trip name: Coast to Coast East
Guided or self-guided? Self-guided
Trip code: CCEsg
Route: CTC Coast to Coast
(See our background page on the CTC)
(Prefer one week on the West or the full CTC?)
Group size: Any, from solo trekkers to groups
Length: 8 days' trekking
Start: Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria
End: Robin Hood's Bay in Yorkshire
Typical walk: 22km, 480m ascent
(Longest stage 38km on 8-stage trek)
Highest altitude: 662m
Grade: Red3 (Walking grades)

Prices Summer 2019

8 stages, per person:

CCEsg Classic
GBP 690 (singles 225, dog 90)
Coast to Coast East (self-guided)

CCEsg Comfy
GBP 790 (singles 270, dog 90)
Coast to Coast East (self-guided)

Research Summer 2019

People at Alpine Exploratory Alpine Exploratory's 2019 research on the Coast to Coast will be led by:
Pete Ellis in March

Recces 2019

Nearing the beautiful Littlebeck woods
Near Littlebeck (Photo gallery)

Alpine Exploratory's service

B&Bs and guesthouses (6)
Inns (3)

Accommodation and itinerary
Expert and unlimited advice
Routecards CTC7-14 of the Exploratory system
Maps and local information

Season for self-guided treks
5 May to 15 September 2019
3 May to 18 September 2020
Trek on your ideal dates

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

Find out more

Holiday Notes Read our trip dossier,
    a 2-page PDF which is easy to print

Walking guides Our CTC background page

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