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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Alongside the Pack is a full colour guide and location map for the accommodations so you can easily find them and read our suggestions on places to eat in the evening. You also receive your own bespoke Personal Itinerary setting out all the details of where you are staying, daily distances, and any other specific arrangements for you.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Life circumstances can unfortunately occur and so we always advise you have suitable cover including cancellation. This is advisable even if you are a UK resident. Packhorse is now registered as an Introducer Appointed Representative for leading brand Safetravel (part of the TIF Group plc). As a Packhorse customer you will get a 10% discount on the policy cost. Please click here for details of the policies and to purchase.
Please note we do not provide the insurance ourselves and nor can we give any advice on the suitability of the policies.
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For single occupants there is the possibility of a supplement being levied (£28 per night). This only occurs if the accommodation has to use a room set for two or more people.
Our packages are all-inclusive with no hidden extras or additional charges.