Coast to Coast Packhorse specialise in running, cycling or walking holidays along Alfred Wainwright’s C2C Way.
Thousands of people from all over the world travel to England every year to traverse Alfred Wainwright Society’s famous Coast to Coast Way. C2C Packhorse helped walkers, runners and cyclists to plan C2C holidays for nearly 30 years.We are dedicated to providing you with the best trip, whether you want to walk, cycle, or run the Coast to Coast Way.
We are the only holiday company that is based on the route, in Kirkby Stephen, exclusively providing Coast to Coast holidays and services. Therefore, no other company can match our experience and knowledge of doing the cross country journey.
Walking holiday packages for long distance walkers. Wainwright’s classic c2c trail offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Great Britain.
The Coast to Coast is an absolute classic cycling journey providing you with all the best routes and scenery you crave on a c2c cycling trip
C2C running tour packages from conquering Lakeland Fells to running the Yorkshire Dales. See some of Britain’s spectacular scenery.
We create your bespoke trip, book you into superb, friendly accommodation, give you a comprehensive Info Pack, Maps and gpx files, as well as be on hand all time before you start to answer/provide anything else you may need (including advice or tickets and hotels for pre and post Coast to Coast activities and stays). Then during the walk we ‘magically’ move your bags, can give you a lift if injured/ill, securely look after your car, take you to the start and back from the finish and be available for any queries or assistance you may need. We will also see you as you pass along and check you are okay.
Our guided tours of the Alfred Wainwright route contains the same contents as our Package tours, plus the added benefit of having an expert guide alongside you. Our experienced, qualified and friendly guide will show you the route and help bring the whole scene and living history of your surroundings to life.
For those who have already booked their own accommodation or who are camping/hostelling then we also provide individual services catering to your trip. This includes daily bag and luggage transfers, secure parking and lifts to the start and from the finish where appropriate.
The Coast to Coast way route is around 182-miles long and crosses three of the UK’s national parks: the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and the North York Moors National Park. Travellers can explore scenic wonders, starting from the Irish Sea at St Bees on the Cumbrian west coast. The walking route also takes holidaymakers to Ennerdale Bridge, the Pennine Uplands, Grasmere and the Cleveland Hills. The trail ends after reaching the lovely old fishing port of Robin Hood’s Bay on Yorkshire’s East Coast.
En route, explorers will discover some unspoilt villages and hamlets, enjoy the hospitality of a great variety of Bed and Breakfast establishments, sample very good ales in the local Inns and exchange tales with the many fellow Coast to Coast Walkers you will meet.
Nothing is outsourced – we handle everything in-house. As you may expect, we have in-depth knowledge and relationships with all the best accommodations. We hand-craft your trip so you fully enjoy experience on a schedule that is right for you.
We relieve walkers and cyclists of the many organisational and logistical challenges of their C2C walking holiday. Thus leaving you free to relax and enjoy the splendour of three of England’s stunning National Parks!
Our knowledge, experience, dedication to the route, contacts and seamless consistent daily operation allows us to provide a level of service our competition cannot match – and we invite you to see that for yourself!
We’re available before and throughout your trip. We can answer any questions you might have and deal with any issues, anytime. If you take a guided package, your guide will be an expert on leading groups across the Coast to Coast and will have spoken with you beforehand.
We can provide as much or as little support as required. We will develop a tailored schedule to fit your needs and our team can cover all the logistical assistance you may need. We can support you anywhere, from the Irish Sea, through the Pennines, to St Bees or Robin Hood's Bay... we are there all the way.
It is our team who move your bags daily and our friendly drivers you will ride with if you take our passenger transfers. You will also be dealing with people who have done the route – in all forms including cycling, walking and running – so can give you lots of tips, advice and suggestions.
We established our business 30 years ago to help people do the beautiful, inspiring Coast to Coast Way. Our team are passionate about encouraging everyone to have this life-enhancing trip. We share your love of being active outdoors and sense of adventure. Seeing and hearing the adventures and stories from travellers is a constant delight.
The team is proud to be based on the route and welcome you into our home town with a complimentary drink in one of the lovely pubs and bars here. Enjoy the delightful local craft ales, beers, gins, wine or a refreshing soft drink. You are even welcome to pop into our office for a hot chocolate or fresh coffee.
See what we’ve been up to on Britain’s most iconic walking and cycling route.
In light of the current pandemic, we are receiving a high number of calls and emails, please bear with us whilst we try to respond to all enquiries. In the meantime, please click on the FAQ link below to assist your query. Please note, that any dates referred to in this document are applicable for 2020 only. Therefore, we shall be operating as normal from 27th March – 24th October 2021.
We have been working hard putting together operational protocols in preparation of welcoming you for your holiday in light of the current situation we all face. We are pleased to have obtained the Safe Travels accreditation from the World Travel & Tourism Council, and the We’re Good To Go industry accreditation in partnership with the Tourist Organisations of Great Britain & Northern Ireland. Click the link below to read about our work and the steps we are taking to ensure that you have a worry-free Coast to Coast holiday with us.
It is our mission to sprinkle a little bit of magic to create unforgettable memories in our very own, beautiful, Great Britain. Therefore, to help assure anyone who already has a holiday booked or is thinking of booking a holiday with us, we wish to give you our Assurance Pledge.