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 has become one of Great Britain's most popular long-distance paths, with an estimated 10,000 people attempting the journey annually.
While it is a long, tough walk, no specific climbing skills are necessary. The Lake District, in particular, is beautiful yet extremely challenging with many steep gradients that will challenge even experienced hikers. About two-thirds of the walk occurs in the national parks of theLake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. There is no one set way to hike the trail; rather there are many options depending on how quickly one wants or needs to get across.
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 seek to highlight in our trek as the key to a brighter tomorrow.