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Tony Robinson’s Coast to Coast – and some of our memories

15 Mar , 2017  

Tony Robinson will be walking the Coast to Coast in a new show on Channel 5, premiering this Friday 17th March, 8pm. To celebrate, we thought we would collect some of our favourite related articles from the past few years.

First devised by Alfred Wainwright, the Coast to Coast Walk has emerged as a favourite among long-distance walkers. The route stretches some 185 miles (296km) from St Bees, an historic seaside village on Cumbria’s west coast to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire. It is suitable for most fit walkers and can be comfortably walked in around a fortnight.

Another option is to cycle the coast to coast – or the C2C Cycle Route. The 140 mile route from Whitehaven or Workington to Tynemouth or Sunderland is mostly on cycle paths, forest tracks and minor roads with off-road options and taster day rides described. The cycle-friendly route is suitable for all abilities, and can be completed in 5 days.

Cycling the C2C

Do you like beautiful scenery, exercise and plenty of fresh air? Enjoy visiting village pubs and cafes? Up for cycling up and down a few hills?

If the answer is yes, you’ll love riding the C2C.

Cycle or Walk the Coast to Coast with a Cicerone guidebook

C2C: Cycling the Coast To Coast

Cycling the C2C after a rather long hiatus!

Cycle or Walk the Coast to Coast with a Cicerone guidebook

Cycling the C2C 17 years on

Cycling the C2C, coast to coast route between Whitehaven on the west coast of Cumbria and Tynemouth on the North Sea coast near Newcastle, crossing the Lake District, the Pennines over Hartside and numerous other hills. The route visits Keswick, Penrith, Garygill, Nenthead, Allenheads, Rookhope, Stanhope, Consett, Newcastle and Tynemouth, with an optional start at Workington and finish in Sunderland.

Freestyling – the essence of the Coast to Coast

Cycle or Walk the Coast to Coast with a Cicerone guidebook

A different Coast to Coast walk

Another Coast to Coast Walk, submitted by Jim and Carol Watson. Or How Two People Created Their Own Path, with the help of Paddy Dillon and Cicerone.

Walking the Coast to Coast, from a Labrador’s perspective

Watch the Tony Robinson programme here:

Tony Robinson: Coast to Coast

Cicerone guidebooks:

The C2C: http://www.cicerone.co.uk/product/detail.cfm/book/649/

The Coast to Coast: http://www.cicerone.co.uk/product/detail.cfm/book/759/

The Coast to Coast Map Booklet: http://www.cicerone.co.uk/product/detail.cfm/book/926/

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