Anyone interested in walking the Coast to Coast this Summer?

Eddie and Dawn Fletcher along with Jim Fletcher and his partner Carol are walking the Coast to Coast (St Bees to Robin Hoods bay) this Summer.  We will be starting the walk on Sunday the 30th of June (travelling down to St Bees on the Saturday) and the walk will be over 13 days with 14 nights of accommodation and breakfast and will include baggage transfer each day.

Dawn is working out the Itinerary as the moment and the estimate for each day is as follows:


Day 1 Travel to St Bees where we will stop for our first nights accommodation
Day 2 St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge 14 miles
Day 3 Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite 14 miles
Day 4 Rosthwaite to Grasmere 10 miles
Day 5 Grasmere to Patterdale 8 miles
Day 6 Patterdale to Shap 16 miles
Day 7 Shap to Kirkby Stephen 21 miles
Day 8 Kirkby Stephen to Keld 13 miles
Day 9 Keld to Reeth 11 miles
Day 10 Reeth to Richmond 11 miles
Day 11 Richmond to Ingleby Cross 22 miles
Day 12 Ingleby Cross to Clay Bank Top 13 miles
Day 13 Clay Bank Top to Glaisdale 19 miles
Day 14 Glaisdale to Robin Hoods Bay 19 miles


The price per person is working out around £600 each (give or take a little depending on final accommodation prices at time of booking) and you will need to add in the price for food through the day, your evening meal (and of course alcohol in substantial amounts) Probably need to budget around £20 per person per day for this.

We have looked on the Internet at companies who sort out the accommodation and bookings for you and these work out around £800 – £900, so doing it ourselves will save at least £200 + each.

The walk is challenging and you need to commit to walking every day for 2 weeks. These walking holidays are great fun, ever changing weather, fantastic scenery every day then a hot shower before a night of socialising with an evening meal and copious amounts of alcohol at a different location every night. A hearty breakfast in the morning then sets you up for the day’s walking.

Group walking holidays that we have done in the past (usually with 8 to 10 of us from the running club) include the Dales way, The Cotswold way and the West Highland way and the mix of people, the varied walking, fantastic scenery and great food and drink make for a memorable experience.

If anyone is interested in joining us let us know as soon as possible so accommodation and numbers can be finalised.


Dawn and Eddie Fletcher