Coast 2 Coast WalkThe Coast to Coast walk was dreamt up by Alfred Wainwright, the famous fell walker and guidebook writer, in 1973. Since then the path has become one of England's classic long distance walks. It covers 190 miles, from the sea cliffs of St Bees on the Irish Sea, to the fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea. The quality and variety of this walk was recognised in November 2004, when it was rated the second best walk in the world, beating walks such as, the Inca Trail and Everest Base Camp walk.
As the route traverses the country, the two week journey passes through three National Parks and across a real cross-section of England's best landscapes. It begins in the Lake District, taking in deep sided valleys, lake shores and remote mountain passes.
Next comes the limestone country of the Yorkshire Dales, famous for its intricate field patterns and dry stone walls. The old market town of Richmond marks the end of the Dales, before the path crosses the Vale of York and rises over the rolling moorland hills of the North York Moors.