Coast to Coast Walk Accommodation and Services
RambleFest displays details of Coast to Coast Walk accommodation, camping, where to eat and drink, and public transport. We also include a map link for each location along the route for which we have service details. Also included is information on Coast to Coast Walk guidebooks and maps.
Please refer to the Coast to Coast Walk Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table (below) for places visited along the route. By clicking on any location, the Ordnance Survey map for that location can be opened and dragged (and re-sized) to follow the route.
The Coast to Coast Walk begins at St Bees on the Irish Sea coast, and finishes at Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Sea coast, a distance of around 190 miles. It passes through three National Parks: The Lake District National Park, The Yorkshire Dales National Park, and the North York Moors National Park. Consequently, it comprises some of the most beautiful scenery in England. Please refer to the Coast to Coast Walk Mileages and Services Table below for locations along the route.
The Coast to Coast Walk was devised by Alfred Wainwright, and he published the first guidebook, in 1973, entitled, A Coast to Coast Walk. Because it has never been an official long-distance footpath, it does not have the same protection to its route as other official long-distance footpaths, and consequently parts of Wainwright’s original route have been changed over the years (especially as one part of the original route was merely a permissive path rather than a bona fide right of way). In other areas erosion has made the original path unviable. Consequently, parts of the original Coast to Coast Walk route have changed slightly, although most of the original route remains. In some parts, especially the Lake District section, there are high-level and low-level alternatives of the Coast to coast Walk.
It is a mystery to so many people that the Coast to Coast Walk, one of the most popular long-distance paths, does not have National Trail status. It truly is a great walk, passing through three National Parks and having a great variety of scenery.
Coast to Coast Walk Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table
Please click on a location to open the page displaying Accommodation, Camping, Pub and Restaurant information for that location.
An Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 map link has been included at each location, the scale of which can be adjusted. For each service an address and contact number is given, and wherever possible that service’s proximity to the Coast to Coast Walk.
NOTE: Figures after the `+’ sign indicates miles off route. The legend is at the end of the table.
|LOCATION (Click on a location to view details of services for that location)||CUMULATIVE
|St Bees||–||Hotel, B&B, Camping, Pub, Restaurant, Rail,Bus|
|Sandwith||5 + ¾||B&B, Camping, Pub, Bus|
|Cleator||9||Hotel, B&B, Pub|
|Egremont||9 + 2||Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant|
|Ennerdale Bridge||14||Hotel, B&B, Pub, Camping Shop|
|Black Sail YHA||23||YHA|
|Honister Hause YHA||25½||YHA|
|Seatoller||27¼||B&B, Camping, Restaurant|
|Rosthwaite||28¾||Hotel, B&B, YHA, PH|
|Stonethwaite||29½||Inn, B&B, Camping, Pub|
|Grasmere||38 + ¾||Hotel, B&B, YHA, Pub, Restaurant, Camping Shop, Bus|
|Patterdale||48||Hotel, B&B, Camping, Restaurant, Bus|
|Bampton and Bampton Grange||59 + 1¼||Accommodation (Inn),PH,Bus|
|Brownber||77¼ + 1||Accommodation (B&B)|
|Kirkby Stephen||84½||Accommodation (H,B&B),R,PH,CG,Train,Bus|
|Grinton||108¾ + ¼||Accommodation (Inn,YHA),PH|
|St Giles Farm||122¼||Accommodation (B&B),C|
|Brompton on Swale||123¾ + ¾||C,PH,Bus|
|Catterick Bridge||124||Accommodation (H),PH,Bus|
|Scorton||124¾ + ¾||Accommodation (Inn),PH|
|Bolton on Swale||126||Accommodation (B&B)|
|Danby Wiske||132||Accommodation (Inn,B&B),C|
|Lovesome Hill||134 + ¼||Accommodation (B&B),C|
|Ingleby Cross and Ingleby Arncliff||140½||Accommodation (Inn,B&B),C,Bus|
|Osmotherley||142 + 1||Accommodation (Inn,B&B,YHA),C,R,PH,Bus|
|Carlton Bank||148¾||C, Cafe|
|Great Broughton||150½ + 2½||Accommodation (H,B&B),C,R,PH,Bus|
|Cringle Moor||150½ + ¾||Accommodation (B&B),C|
|Urra||152½ + 1||Accommodation (B&B)|
|Blakey Ridge||161½||Accommodation (Inn,B&B),C|
|Egton Bridge||173½||Accommodation (Inn,B&B),R,PH,Rail,Bus|
|Robin Hood’s Bay||190½||Accommodation (H,B&B),C,R,PH,Bus|
Notes on Coast to Coast Walk Accommodation
We have listed the accommodation for each location in our Coast to Coast Walk Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table below. Simply click on a location to open the page displaying the details of accommodation, camping, pubs, restaurants and public transport available at that location, including addresses and contact info.
We display a wide range of accommodation type, e.g. B&B, Guest House, Hotel, Inn, Hostel, Self catering, camping, etc., but inevitably in some locations the accommodation is limited. Not all accommodation will offer evening meals; this needs to be ascertained with the individual landlords. B&B (Bed and Breakfast) is almost always within the same house, farm, etc. as the people who run it. Guest Houses are usually expected to be grander than B&B, but are not necessarily so. Hotels are grander still, and with the expected higher cost, although there is a range of hotel quality. Hostels offer the most basic of accomodation above Bunk-House and Camping, and are therefore among the cheapest. Quite often some cleaning is required on the part of the resident.
We have included Camping, although there are relatively few official campsites. We advise telephoning the individual sites for info on facilities. Also, it may well be worth telephoning farmhouse B&B to enquire about camping.
We are always looking to improve our information, and welcome Coast to Coast Walk accommodation recommendations.
Coast to Coast Walk Restaurants and Pubs
Some ramblers will be content to stay in their B&B in the evening and relax. Others will want to explore the villages and towns and sample the pubs and restaurants. Luckily, many pubs serve good food, and at a reasonable cost. please refer to the Coast to Coast Walk Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table below. We have attempted to give as much information as possible on pubs and restaurants and their proximity to the Coast to Coast Walk, especially regarding whether pubs serve real ale and/or food. But restaurants and pubs are notoriously changeable. Please let us know if our information is out of date.
Coast to Coast Walk Guidebooks and Maps
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Coast to Coast Walk Photographs, Logs, Etc
We have many photographs of the Coast to Coast Walk, which we will add shortly. There is always room for your photographs and walk logs. Please use the form on our Contact Us page. Alternatively, if you have them online you can send us the link.
Coast to Coast Walk Updates
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