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WAINWRIGHTS COAST TO COAST

I wanted to see, at the age of 71, if I could walk nearly 200 miles. I chose to use North West... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
EnglandUncle
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England
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A Jaunt across England From St. Bees to Robins Hood Bay- Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk

Absolutely Excellent. Trip of a lifetime. 3 of us went from Colorado. Stayed in B & B's... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
EmmaY374
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Colorado
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to see, at the age of 71, if I could walk nearly 200 miles. I chose to use North West Walks to organise my accommodation and onward transmission of luggage. From day 1 at St Bees I knew I had made the right...More

5  Thank EnglandUncle
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Absolutely Excellent. Trip of a lifetime. 3 of us went from Colorado. Stayed in B & B's throughout. Hiked it in 13 days but did have 2 days off so 15 days on the trail. 2 days for travel on both ends so 17 days...More

3  Thank EmmaY374
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We did the first half, over the Lake district from St Bees to Kirkby Stephen. The track over the Lake District is poorly marked and in cloud or mist can be quite dangerous. We used "Anquet" online maps with an overlay of the track and...More

1  Thank Sally R
Reviewed 18 July 2018

First off, I have to sing the praises of Packhorse Coast to Coast. Packhorse was efficient, had an excellent staff, and was completely responsive to requests. Bravo! I highly recommend their services. As others have said, this is a challenging trail, largely because it is...More

3  Thank knoxfencer
Reviewed 15 July 2018

My wife and I have never done a long distance walk, so tackling something like this might seem a bit mad. But the lure of the north of England proved too much, so we went for it. Believe me, it’s not a leisurely stroll. Unless...More

10  Thank Chris L
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is a 200 mile walk that should not be undertaken lightly. Once you have committed yourself you have to go no matter what the weather conditions. I have to say that it is one of the best walks that I have ever done -...More

2  Thank nelly_norman
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The C 2 C is a must for the long distance walker. I did it solo aged 65 years using a baggage handling company and pre booked accommodation and decided to do it without a rest day. Sure it is tough in places such as...More

2  Thank Tim S
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Just finished the C2C walk and what an unforgettable and enjoyable experience. We completed the walk in 16 days with a rest day in Richmond - well worth it as not only gives a welcome break in routine but also a lovely place to visit....More

5  Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 13 June 2018

My wife and I have just completed the full length Wainwright Coast to Coast from St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay walking over 15 days with no rest days. We booked with Packhorse last July and everything was well organised. We found the 15 days...More

9  Thank RobWil62
Reviewed 6 June 2018

I just got home from hiking Wainwright's C2C Path. We had wonderful weather, excellent Sherpa van service and my daughter and I shared 13 days together that I will cherish forever. The local people all along the way were welcoming, helpful, and kind. Our Bed...More

4  Thank henriettagal
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3happytravellers2015
29 August 2018|
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Response from EmmaY374 | Reviewed this property |
We hiked it July 19-aug 5. Lovely weather although the heat wave Made it a little tough some days. Definitely preferred the colder and wetter temperatures in the lake district as it made hiking A little easier
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nigelwebb708
11 July 2018|
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Response from Tina N |
We used sherpavans site to identify camping areas. Go to their accommodation list. Towns are listed in order from west to east . Each town has a list of accommodation suggestions with reviews and distance off the path.
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Kurandasusan
29 June 2018|
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It is public walk available for every one around the year. But services that carry package may be not available during winter months (C2C packhorse, Sherpa van). So if you are carrying your package yourself, it is possible... More
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