Explore the most popular Camping trails in Lake District National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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2 months ago

Loved hiking the coast to coast! Highly recommend.

day 2 the Dent was closed due to forest operation. hiked over cold fell. added about 1 mile to hike, but easier climbs. weather is perfect hiking temp.

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5 months ago

We did this in 2013 great walk

We've done it both directions. East to West is fun because you meet so many people.

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing!!! 2 amazing weeks shared with my Dad that I'll never forget.

awesome walk with some great views and beautiful places to stay

The Coast to Coast Trail is not an "official" trail. It is poorly marked in many sections, and portions are in rough condition. It is, however, beautiful with some outstanding places to experience.

A nice route for a good summer’s day. Anti-clockwise will give the least resistance against the crowds.

A pretty part of the world and if you have 2 cars a great single day outing. Far more fun is to try and stay high for longer though - traversing High Street and Harter Fell gives nicer views and more enjoyment for not too much more effort. You can come back through Swindale and Keld or Mosedale and over the Shap Fells down to Keld again. As a day hike it’s better in reverse. Of note: there has been a lot of talk about seeing the village of Mardale this year. You haven’t, but a couple of tracks outside the village have been uncovered by the low water, but the village itself hasn’t been seen for a good 15-20yr. This had made for some awful traffic down the side of Haweswater and difficult parking: all the more reason to stay high and avoid the valley.

I walked the Hawswater loop not this full trail approx 13 miles it did take a while. The reservoir was very low and you could see the village remains. The walk itself was part road which was easy going but lots of traffic. The none road side of the reservoir was quite rough terrain and climbs of around 600 feet narrow paths and challenging in places.

Started from the Irish Sea at St Bees on July 11, 2018. A beautiful walk along the coastline past the lighthouse. We could see the Isle of Man off the coast. We headed inland through pastures then along a rail line to a path into Cleator. The steep climb started after Cleator leading up a steep dirt road near forest clear cutting fields. Afterwards there was a final steep trail up to the top of the hill that could be seen from Cleator. There were two cairns at this spot. From there we headed across the rolling hilltop to a steep rough downhill into the valley that led northward to Ennerdale.

hiking
Sun Jun 10 2018

This trail has everything you want in a hike: mountains, meadows, forest, wildlife, birds, English villages, and more. We did it in 12 days and stayed in B&Bs. This trek is not easy, the Lake District does have steep inclines where a few places are a scramble. If it's raining and slick it could get scary... when there is not a steep incline/decline it's a 20+ mile slog of a day. Worth it, but I would say it's a difficult hike as opposed to a moderate.

Except for the 24 mile day the hiking is fantastic . Picture perfect. Highly reccomended.

walking
Sat Apr 21 2018

A shorter version of the “Mosedale round” also listed. The descent off before Yewbarrow is a steep alternative that saves time but not your knees!

It’s actually 192 miles. It’s an amazing journey.

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