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Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk

Address: England
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Ranked #274 of 8,219 Activities in England
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Hiking
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Hiking
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Hobart, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We took the Sherpa assisted walking tour from coast to coast across Northern England in September 2014. Sherpa arranged the accommodation and transported our luggage between our nightly stays. This was a wonderful way to walk taking only a day pack with wet weather gear and lunch. The accommodation and food, mostly local pubs, was good by any standard. It... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
76 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This walk allows time to reflect, meet new friends and wonder at our amazing countryside. I completed this walk in the summer and only had two days of rain, however you must be prepared for all weather. Accommodation must be booked in advance in busy times as you will find it difficult to find places if not. I carried my... More 

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Australia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
30 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We have been an active walking couple and done many long distance walks over several decades. We no longer head off with heavy backpacks and small tents to spend days in the wilderness in remote parts of the planet. In recent years we have selected walks where we can get a clean bed and a shower if possible at each... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The days I spent walking on this were both challenging but also amazing. There was a huge amount of camaraderie with the People I met on the walk (and continued to bump in to some). The walk changes in tone through the 3 main sections, and my favourites are still the first 3, Lakes and Dales. The last section was... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Myself, my husband and our 9 year old son made a family decision this year to take on the coast to coast walk and its the best thing we ever did. We are a pretty active family but had no real walking experience. We completed it in 14 days and had a brilliant time. We booked all of our accommodation... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Heard about the C2C during a casual conversation with a friend who was considering it and must admit I was hooked from the start. So, together with my brother and my best friend (all of us in our 60s), the four of us committed to this unique, once in a lifetime adventure. With little gear and even less hiking experience... More 

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Doncaster
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Our 13 day adventure is the BEST thing we have ever done and to be able to take our dog BLUE with us made it complete.The weather views and the people we walked with and met on route were fantastic we laughed our way across England.We stayed in some good bed and breakfast's and drank and ate in lot's of... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Having just completed our 7th c2c I would like to share some observances and more tips. First, there seem to be 2 types of people who come to do this walk. First, the ones who give up at the first sign of adversity and the second type who come to complete this walk no matter what life throws at them..... More 

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Whitefish Bay, WI
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94 reviews 94 reviews
25 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I completed Wainwright's 12 day C2C on September 17th! It was at times very challenging (especially the high altitude options), oftentimes stunning, occasionally draining, but it was always a wonderful experience! Having completed the West Highland Way & Great Glen Way (Scotland) 2 years ago, I can honestly state that the C2C is both more rigorous and more satisfying. The... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My wife and I have just completed C2C from St Bees to Kirkby Stephen- only had 7 days free so tacked the western half. We booked through Packhorse and parked our car in Kirkby Stephen. Packhorse drove us to the start in St Bees. Absolutely great service, good advice and choice of places to stay and flawless baggage transfers. So... More 

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