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Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk

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Once in a lifetime experience

I went alone, so did not want any rest days because I would wind up walking all day around town. I... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Memphis, Tennessee
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Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk Before you start this walk here are some of my thoughts to help... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I went alone, so did not want any rest days because I would wind up walking all day around town. I did it in 14 days. I found that if you don't get hurt, you can walk yourself into C2C shape in 3 or 4...More

1  Thank jimdro2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk Before you start this walk here are some of my thoughts to help you. Be aware that this route is NOT well signposted so you will need some map reading skills. Be also aware that your phone will not have...More

1  Thank Rannoch2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful hike. We did it in 12 days. Too fast. Take 14-16 days to enjoy more and reduce daily mileage. We ended up with days at 23.7, 21, 20, 19.... we did it fine but would have been nice to linger a bit more. Wonderfully...More

6  Thank Trekandmore
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Hello hikers. Well, this season of c2c is fast approaching. I hope you will read all my other six reviews for lots of insight on the hike plus practical tips as we have done this hike numerous times. First and foremost is your feet! By...More

20  Thank Barb W
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We are a 50 year-old couple from California who completed this walk in 12 days during the last two weeks of January. It was such a wonderful experience that we are returning during the summer of 2017 to walk again with our adult children. We...More

21  Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 10 November 2016

It rained parts of each day, but that didn't diminish our remarkable experience! The scenery, the terrain, the solitude and periodic companionship of fellow hikers. We chose to hike just the first 1/2 (from St. Bees to Kirkby Stephen) this year, due to other commitments....More

3  Thank Dave D
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

After planning our C2C ourselves we set off in September. My husband was planning to carry our combined pack himself...best decision of all..organising Packhorse at the last minute!! We found the walk to be exhausting & relaxing all at the same time, if you know...More

17  Thank Stevanne
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was on my "bucket list" and after years of thinking about it, my husband and I did it from 19 Sept-1 Oct. GREAT time of year to go, only rained twice for just a couple of hours each time and temps were perfect for...More

13  Thank Rosemarie R
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We thought that we would never be able to walk this section as it is very hard, even though our small group of mature ladies are experienced at long distance paths. However when we looked closely we found that it can be broken down into...More

12  Thank LittlePatsy1
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My third time of walking the coast to coast, twelve and six years previously including east to west six years ago and using Packhorse on all three occasions. We were not disappointed, the accommodation chosen was great, good variety all of excellent standard with personal...More

15  Thank booby1961
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Can someone recommend a company that will porter my backpack, other than Sherpa? Thank you
21 April 2017|
Response from Stevanne | Reviewed this property |
We used Packhorse...they were great. best $200 we spent. Booked at the last minute too! I believe they finish for the season at the end of September.
John M
My wife and I are planning to walk the coast to coast walk from St. Bees to Robin Hood Bay in September. We are still considering what we will do with our gear on the trek (carry it ourselves or use a company to handle transport). One option for us is my hiking trailer called a Monowalker (you can find it online to see what I am talking about). The trailer pulls right behind a hiker attached by a hip belt and also having handles to steady movement side to side by acting like arm rests. The challenge is that I do not know the terrain so I don't know if my Monowalker will serve us well or be a hassle. Situations like boulder fields or very narrow trails with tight turns tend to be a challenge. The device is about 24 inches wide. Looking for someone who has walked the trail end to end to offer some perspective. Thanks!
8 April 2017|
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Response from Stevanne | Reviewed this property |
I agree....there are some parts this monowalker might roll along quite well, but there are many parts you'd feel like throwing it as far as you could!! Believe me!! The day you walk to and from the slate mine...forget... More
I'm wondering how easy it is to procure hiking snacks popular in N. America, like Clif bars, raw nuts (almonds, walnuts), dried fruit, beef jerky. Will I end up spending a fortune for these items? Will the village shops along the C2C even have such things? Would it be smart to bring a supply with me? Thanks!!
31 March 2017|
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Response from Stevanne | Reviewed this property |
If you can't live without these snacks I would take a supply. There are shops along the way. The breakfasts are huge. The packed lunches you can buy are very well stocked with goodies.