News, views and guidebooks for walking, trekking and cycling
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.
If the answer is yes, you’ll love riding the C2C.
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.
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.
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/