WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO ALL OF YOU WHO GENEROUSLY DONATED TO THE 2015 C2C4C HIKE, HELPING US RAISE OVER $25,000 FOR HUMANE EDUCATION.
The COAST TO COAST TRAIL IS THE BRAINCHILD OF ALFRED WAINWRIGHT.
In 1972 he completed this trek across Northern England from the Cumbrian Coast to the North Sea and subsequently wrote a guidebook, which has inspired countless adventure seekers to literally follow in his footsteps. This 190-odd mile hike (over 200 miles when adding in side trips and occasional missteps) has become one of Great Britain's most popular long-distance paths, with an estimated 10,000 people attempting the journey annually.
Wainright's Coast to Coast trail is a wonderful example of man working in harmony with nature. It is precisely this harmony with our planet and its other that we sought to highlight on our 2015 trek.
While the trail can be hiked in either direction, we took the more traditional route starting in St. Bees and hiking east to Robin Hood's Bay. We hiked with backpacks and gear, but chose to stay in hostels and B & B's rather than campsites in order to cut down on the weight of the gear we needed to carry. Here was our itinerary for the summer of 2015. You can find the day to day details of our adventure in the blog section of this site.
June 24th Arrive at St. Bees
June 25th Hike to Ennerdale Bridge (14 miles)
June 26th Hike to Rosthwaite (15 miles)
June 27th Hike to Grasmere (9 miles)
June 28th Hike to Patterdale (9 miles)
June 29th Hike to Bampton Grange (16 miles)
June 30th Hike to Orton (13 miles)
July 1st Hike to Kirkby Stephens (13 miles)
July 2nd Hike to Keld (12 miles)
July 3rd Hike to Reeth (11 miles)
July 4th Happy Independence Day hike to Richmond (11 miles)
July 5th Much needed rest day in Richmond (0 miles!)
July 6th Hike to Danby Wiske (14 miles)
July 7th Hike to Osmotherly (12 miles)
July 8th Hike to Clay Bank Top (12 miles)
July 9th Hike to Blakey Ridge (9 miles)
July 10th Hike to Grosmont (12 miles)
July 11th Hike to Robin's Hood Bay!!!! (16 miles)