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Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk

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Practical advice on walking the Haweswater to near Bolton-on-Swale section

We thought that we would never be able to walk this as it is very hard, even though our small group... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LittlePatsy1
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Preparing for the best c2c experience

Hello hikers, Just returned from another trip to northern England where I left my heart, with the... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Barb W
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Keene, Virginia
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“st bees” (25 reviews)
“lake district” (36 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thought that we would never be able to walk this as it is very hard, even though our small group of mature ladies are experienced at long distance paths. In September 2016 we walked the first section from St Bees to Haweswater (TripAdvisor review...More

2  Thank LittlePatsy1
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Hello hikers, Just returned from another trip to northern England where I left my heart, with the fabulous c2c and the welcoming B&Bs. I wanted to share some more tips on some of the questions and concerns I had before our first trip and if...More

27  Thank Barb W
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I had previously completed the Kilimanjaro summit trek with Badger Adventures, I had been impressed with how professional and well run the trip was so when I saw they also did Wainwrights Coast to Coast trek myself, my wife and my mother who is 75...More

4  Thank PeterGarrett78
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

After a summer of preparing myself I spent most of September doing the C2C. Although a sole traveler you very soon meet other walkers and establish deep friendships. I was recommended to use Packhorse as they provide secure parking in Kirkby Stephen and transport to...More

4  Thank Tim S
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Did st Bees to Kirkby Stephen in August 2015 and now Kirkby Stephen to R Hood's Bay this August 2017. Much preferred the more spectacular Lake District section to N Yorks Moors, although the former is much more arduous with steeper and longer ascents. Do...More

6  Thank john b
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We have walked the whole of the C2C before, but this time we walked a section of it over the Crosby Ravensworth Fell. It was a sunny day, and we met a few other C2C walkers. One of the problems of the C2C is that...More

3  Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

For anyone who likes walking and being in the wild crack on and go for it. The first challenge is committing yourself not only to the walk but also to the time. It's worth it ! I did it in 14 days. I'm fairly fit...More

14  Thank HungryTravellerAscot
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

In August 2017, I took part in the Sherpa Expeditions 15 day guided Coast-to-Coast walk. I booked this trip through World Expeditions who rate this walk as the hardest walking without involving climbing. I am not a super-fast walker amongst this category, but Sherpa Expeditions...More

8  Thank twinkletoes2424
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

My husband and I have just returned from completing the Coast to Coast in 2 weeks. What an amazing experience! Something we have wanted to do for years and have no regrets - a challenge over the Lakes purely down to bad weather, but overall...More

3  Thank LindyLou3166
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We just returned from our second walk from St. Bees to Robin Hoods' Bay. We made some modifications based on our experience during our first walk that made this trip better. First, logistics . . . we used the Sherpa Van project to book our...More

34  Thank Barbara M
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John W
5 October 2017|
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Response from franklin1963 | Reviewed this property |
I did the C2C in April of 2017 and walked on the south shore of Ennerdale. I too heard about the difficulties, but none were encountered. I believe one can climb up and over the Crag if one wishes, but staying down on the... More
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Grant H
3 September 2017|
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Response from Wtraveler | Reviewed this property |
Hello Grant! We were mostly staying in pubs so I am sure you can arrange with them some trivia nights. That said, after 14-16 miles daily hike, we did not have much time. Just 45-60 minutes before dinner on some nights... More
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2 August 2017|
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Response from PeterGarrett78 | Reviewed this property |
Just complete it with Badger Adventures, totally recommend! A great company.
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