• Guided Walks Things To Consider

Dates of 2021 Guided Trips

  • 27th June – 10th July – 1 space left
  • 26th Sept – 9th Oct – 1 space left

The guided walking trips will cover the 190 miles over 14 days of walking (with 14 nights accommodation). There are no rest days. Pre-start accommodation in St Bees is optional.

You will receive a high level of package features included:

  • High quality accommodation
  • Daily bag transfers.
  • Free secure parking in Kirkby Stephen.
  • Lifts on any day (too ill or injured to walk and our ongoing advice and assistance).

Accommodation is in twin-sharing rooms, though there will also be a limited number of single rooms booked on first come basis.

*Evening meals will be booked in our recommended local restaurants, bistro’s or pubs so you can sample the lovely variety of locally sourced food along the way. (P.S. – Meal cost is not included in the package and so you will be required to pay for this locally.)

We recommend that you have suitable and adequate travel insurance that includes cover should you have to cancel your holiday/booking or abandon after you have started.

You will need to have a good level of hill-walking fitness and stamina to cope with the varied terrain, ground conditions and possible adverse weather conditions that multi-day walking of the Coast to Coast encounters. It is strongly advised for you to have completed two back-to-back long hill walks (of between 12-16 miles each day) prior to this trip. You will be issued with a medical and fitness disclaimer to complete once we have processed your booking.

 

Prices

The price per person for the Guided Walk Package is £1500.00. (Pre-start accommodation and single rooms are optional extras). Dinners to be paid for locally.

If you require any more information than you find on these pages please do get in touch with us. We will be more than happy to provide assistance with your itinerary and ideas.

 

What Our Guided Package Price Include

CoVid-19 Assurance

Not only do all our holidays come with the full assurance that you can defer (with all money secure), or get a full refund if you have to cancel due to Covid-19 restrictions (view our Assurance Pledge), we also provide a free service to assist you with your return should an outbreak or local lockdown curtail your trip. (For example, picking you up and returning to your car).

All of our accommodations and ourselves operated stringent CoVid-19 control measures during the shortened 2020 season to ensure the full safety of all customers and wonderful trip experiences. This will naturally continue so you can feel very safe.

High Quality Accommodation

You will be staying in our personally selected and high quality, friendly accommodations. We curate a great range of country inns, guest houses, farmhouses and small family-run hotels for your trip, each visited by our team to ensure excellence. Delicious filling breakfasts are included with your stay.

Expert Guide

We organise the guided walks in conjunction with Mark Reid FRGS. He runs TeamWalking and is a highly experienced and qualified Mountain Leader and Outdoor Instructor. He is also the author of ‘The Inn Way’ and other guidebooks & is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

The guides not only ensure you safely navigate the route each day but bring it all to life by explaining about the features and sights you pass.

Daily Luggage Transfers & Store

Our drivers travel the route each day on a consistent and reliable schedule moving your bag with care and professionalism from accommodation to accommodation, always ensuring it is there by 4pm (and often much earlier depending on location along the route).

If you are coming to England as part of a longer holiday and have items you do not need for the Coast to Coast, we can store them safely and securely in our office for the duration of your trip and then drop off at your final accommodation.

Passenger Transfers

If you are unfortunately unable to walk on certain days due to injury or illness, our knowledgeable and friendly drivers will be there to pick you up with your bags and drop you off at your next accommodation, providing local insight along the driven route.

Secure Car Parking & Transport to the Start & Back from Finish

We have a secure (locked) car-park at our operating base in Kirkby Stephen, where you can leave your car for the whole duration of your trip. We will then transport you to the start in St Bees and bring you back from Robin Hood’s Bay.

You can also access your car when you pass through Kirkby Stephen.

Assistance Pre- & Post Trip

If you need assistance or advice on anything related to your trip then we will happily help and can arrange for you. For example, finding train tickets from the airport, hotels in Manchester, and taxis from Robin Hood’s Bay (purchases are all additional expenses).

Detailed Information Pack

We have written and produced a comprehensive guide to your Coast to Coast Holiday covering all the things you should need to know to prepare and pack for your trip. It also includes details of what to expect and look out for along the way and the services to be found in each village (such as cash points, banks, shops etc), as well as the times to expect your bag(s) to be picked up and delivered each day.

These are all emailed to you several weeks in advance of your trip in PDF format so you can carry on your tablet or smartphone (we advise this over paper versions).

Map Booklet

The Adventure Series Coast to Coast Walk Map Booklet is the full route on Ordnance Survey Mapping at 1:25000 scale in an ideal booklet form. It fits perfectly into your hand whilst walking or running and is what we use when on the route!

We also supply you with the gpx file of the route if you have an appropriate navigation device.

Support From Us

We’re available 7 days a week and not just in office hours to help you with any query or request either prior to or during your wonderful trip.

Don’t forget we are the only local and the only specialist Coast to Coast holiday provider. Meaning we can freely give you any insights into the route, we will meet you as you pass through, we can even look outside our window to tell you exactly what the ground conditions are like and what the weather is doing.

 

What’s Not Included

Our packages covers all of the things you will need, with just your lunch, evening meal and travel insurance for you to choose and pay direct.

Evening Meals

Tasty options throughout the walk including country pubs, restaurants, bistros, and local takeaways (look for our suggestions in your Info Pack). Allow around £20 – £25 per person for a two-course meal.

Lunches

Your appetite may change along the route as you adapt to the challenges and you may have special requirements, which is why we avoid choosing your lunches for you. As with evening meals, there are often many great local options to choose from and in any case your accommodations can provide a packed lunch (which you simply order on arrival). Allow around £5-£7pp for a full packed lunch including sandwich, snacks and drink.

Travel Insurance

Another new development you may also be interested in is that we have developed a partnership with Suretravel – a trading name of Travel Insurance Facilities Plc. They provide a wide range of travel insurance products offering high levels of cover for medical emergency, repatriation, personal baggage, cancellation and much more.

This partnership grants you 10% discount on their policies when you give the unique referral code C2C. To see more please click here.

Please note that the insurance policies are only available to current United Kingdom, Channel Islands, European Union and BFPO residents who have been living in their country of residence for at least 6 months prior to the date of purchase, and registered with a doctor there.

Please note that the guided walks for are for over 18 years old only.

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