298 digital quality images chronicling each of the 13 days
 


Now with: Navigable Ordnance Survey map for each day's walk
Even more photographs


The aim of the site is to give those considering the walk an insight into the terrain and landscapes encountered
These 630 x 470 pixel photos are only a selection from our personal collection of full sized images


Click or hover on a walk section on the map above or on a day from the list below


The Coast to Coast Walk ( C2C
) was devised by Alfred Wainwright in 1973 and is a route from St Bees Head on the Irish Sea coast of Cumbria (Lake District) to Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Sea coast. The distance has been traditionally stated as 192 miles but, according to recent re-measurings, the real distance of the route usually undertaken nowadays is approximately 220 miles*  
It passes through 3 National Parks and some of the most beautiful and varied scenery in England including the rugged mountains and beautiful lakes of Cumbria, the rolling hills and pretty valleys of the Yorkshire Dales, the beautiful Vale of Mobray & Cleveland Hills, and the expansive heather moorland of the North York Moors - with some dramatic coastal scenery at each end. See detailed physical map (840k) map
Whilst being enthusiastic Lake District fell walkers over many years, we had no previous experience of long distance walks and so decided to thoroughly enjoy and concentrate on the walk itself by using a company specialising in long distance guided walks.  We eventually chose
'North West Walks'  run by Dean and John Halsall.   There were 6 walkers in our group plus John or Dean and everyone got on extremely well -  John and Dean ensured that the 13 days were extremely enjoyable, informative, well organised and with first class B&B accommodation each night plus luggage transfers.

The Coast to Coast walk proved to be one of the most challenging, inspiring and rewarding experiences of our lives.

  

 

Ref: Wikipedia, The Wainwright Society, & personal communication of GPS measurements from other walkers