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Description

Originally described by Alfred Wainwright in his 1973 book A Coast to Coast Walk, this hike covers 192 miles from Saint Bees and the Irish Sea to Robin Hood's Bay and the North Sea. It is customary to dip your boot in the water at each end. The walk goes through three major National Parks: the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and the North York Moors National Park. Despite being an unofficial route that has relatively few signposts, this through hike is one of the most popular in the UK. Dent, High Stile, Helm Crag (optional), Helvellyn and St Sunday Crag, Kidsty Pike, Nine Standards Rigg/Hartley Fell, Carlton Bank, Cringle Moor/High Blakey Moor/Glaisdale Moor, and Urra Moor are hiked while on this trail. The entire route can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/england/cumbria/wainwrights-coast-to-coast-walk

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 13, 2020
Hiking

As the other reviews state, this is a nice meander after the initial hard slog up the first climb. I’ve walked this section a few times, of the weather is good, the routes great, on my C2C the weather on this stage was ,

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HikingFloodedWashed out

What can I say, this section has potential unfortunately the weather was yet again horrendous (worst yet), some of the views you can tell would be spectacular but not today.... it’s up down and tough at times

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BackpackingFlooded

The route out of KS is detoured ‘badly’. Your feet are gonna get wet.... this started as a great route up to nine Standards where it was extremely windy but ta worth it for he views... didn’t expect to find at the top what I did re ‘Diana’. I then took the Oct route to Ravenseat which was extremely boggy knee deep both legs at some points... I arrived at RS hoping to bump into Amelia Owen, alas she was out or hiding. Plodded on to Keld and pitched up at Rukins where I had the chance to shower. Word of caution if anyone a expecting a call to check in. There is no phone signal for 24hrs which was great tbh

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BackpackingFlooded

A long hard day which seemed to go on for hours and hours!! Not much more to say. Scenery again as always has been fantastic. I eventually arrived in KS stopped at the shop and ate at the Black Bull, food was amazing before heading out 2 hours before wildcamping on the top. One thing was the route out of KS the alley is closed so you have to detour which is not well sign posted

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 12, 2020
Hiking

Bit of a tough trail this, the first climb gets your legs but it’s not a race and the views are superb. It was extremely windy up top but I guess I is Oct. the climb down to hayswater is a little steep and shingly in parts. I also expected a meander around the reservoir it isn’t!! I eventually reached shap and after grabbing some essentials from the shop camped in the crown inn “small” camping area... if your first there you can also grab a pod for a couple of £ more. Showers and food were available to.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 11, 2020
HikingFlooded

To date the most boring of legs of the C2C, flat no scenery oh and it rained all day just to top it off, on a positive walking one of the trail roads a deer emerged and stood for a while observing me I even got a pic lol... means to getting across this section and that’s all.... one word of caution, you have to cross the A19 which i was somewhat phased by due to my feet been sore and the traffic is fast....

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 11, 2020
HikingFlooded

A good section tbh, think it was because as I’m wildcamping, to arrive somewhere esp in the middle of this covid pandemic where I can pick up supplies is great, I actually continued to Hildyard arms in Colburn to pitch up for the night. Unfortunately it had had to close the day before due to a +covid test. However Bridget was so helpful from the upstairs window and allowed me to still camp and use the campside showers as no one had stayed for weeks and as such was clear as it’s OOB to normal visitors.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 10, 2020
HikingFlooded

Not a bad route again very wet underfoot... and dispointingly the pubs didn’t serve food until 5pm, I pushed on and camped at Nuncote nook farm although it was late when I arrived...

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 8, 2020
Flooded

I’m so glad I made 2 hours up on days 1/2 as I soon lost them over these two killers... emotional that’s all I can say... also school boy error to save going down 250m and then back up, I chose to stay high... DONT, stick to the route the energy expelled on this short cut isn’t worth it!!! I rung the white Lion from the top of St Sunday Crag and Andy held the food open for me, again charged my phone... I camped in a nearby field... tincidentally my phone is in airplane mode and only use for all trials the shop in Patterdale opens at 8:30 and does amazing sausage sandwiches and also fresh cold ones to take away.

As my previous post showed I made 2 hours and camped at the far side of Ennerdale water on stage 1. Steep climb, but stunning walk between the steep valley. The pub in Rosthwaite only serves food 12-2:30 and from about 5:30. I arrived at 4 ish so charged my phone whilst having a coke and crisps I then proceeded half way up tomorrow’s first climb and camped and got my stove out.

Trial starts gradual, but even given the time of year once i reached the lighthouse I changed into my lightweight trousers. I’m on day 6 and currently haven’t needed my warm gear at all. The shop in cleator is closed due to Covid, and the climb up dent was a shock, ‘’ don’t know why considering lol.... at ennerdale bridge I stopped at the tea room which closes at 4 but was able tonget a brew and a scone and charge my phone... I pushed on from there to get to the end of ennerdale water and camped there... word of caution Robin Hood’s Chair is tretorious

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Hiking

We thought, harder than a moderate hike, mostly up hill ( some very steep) . But beautiful views from the top. Beware of cows!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 28, 2020
Walking

You have the lake the river and the hills. Great views. Not the longest leg of the Coast to Coast walk. Rocky and you will get wet feet

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First to Review

Bit of everything, lots of fields. Caution on the route as it neighbours a lot of private property

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