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Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk

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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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Memphis, Tennessee

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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 days if you are reasonably fit. I met several people on the trail, and we... More 

1 Thank jimdro2
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
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 connection in the early part of your Yorkshire route You need to have the book... More 

1 Thank Rannoch2
Hanover, New Hampshire
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134 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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 varied scenery. TERRIBLE signage. Really a disgrace for UK hikers to do this to other... More 

6 Thank Trekandmore
Charlottesville, Virginia
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112 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
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 now you should all have your excellent leather goretex hiking boots bought and at home... More 

20 Thank Barb W
Huntington Beach, California
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74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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 used Sherpa van to book accommodations and take our bags each day so that we... More 

21 Thank Barbara M
Stratford, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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. Next year, we'll finish the other half -- and are so excited about doing it.... More 

3 Thank Dave D
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 what I mean? Our walk was over 16 days but in hindsight about 20 would've... More 

17 Thank Stevanne
Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 walking. We started planning in January, and even then, some of our first choice accommodations... More 

13 Thank Rosemarie R
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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288 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
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 manageable day walks. We did our own planning and booked accommodation directly, but used Sherpa... More 

12 Thank LittlePatsy1
Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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 touch. Luggage arrives as if by magic. We were visited at Kirbybstephen by the owner... More 

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