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Coast to Coast Path: St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay

Coast to Coast Path: St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay

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Contents | Introduction | About the Coast to Coast path | Practical information for the walker | Itineraries | Using this guide | Sample route guide: St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge


 

INTRODUCTION

About the Coast to Coast path
Wainwright’s Coast to Coast path 8 – Mr Coast to Coast: Alfred
Wainwright 9 – How difficult is the Coast to Coast path? 11
How long do you need? 12 – When to go 14

PART 1: PLANNING YOUR WALK

Practical information for the walker
GPS 17 – Accommodation 19 – Information for foreign visitors 22 Food and drink 25 – Money 27 – Internet access 27 – Other services 27
Walking companies 28 – Walking with a dog 31

Budgeting 32

Itineraries
Which direction? 34 – Suggested itineraries 34 – Village and town
facilities 36 – Day and weekend walks 38 – Side trips 41

What to take
Travelling light 41 – How to carry it 41 – Footwear 42 – Clothes 43
Toiletries 44 – First-aid kit 44 – General items 44 – Sleeping bag and
camping gear 45 – Money 45 – Maps 45 – Recommended reading 47
Sources of further information 48

Getting to and from the Coast to Coast path
National transport 50 – Getting to Britain 50 – Local transport 52
Public transport map 53

PART 2: THE ENVIRONMENT & NATURE

Conserving the Coast to Coast path
Government agencies and schemes 57 – Campaigning and
conservation organisations 59 – Beyond conservation 60

Flora and fauna
Mammals 61 – Birds 62 – Reptiles 65 – Flowers 65 – Trees 68

PART 3: MINIMUM IMPACT WALKING & OUTDOOR SAFETY

Minimum impact walking
Environmental impact 77 – Access 80

Outdoor safety
Avoidance of hazards 81 – Weather forecasts 82 – Blisters 83
Hypothermia 83 – Hyperthermia 84 – Sunburn 84
Collapse of morale 84


PART 4: ROUTE GUIDE AND MAPS

Using the guide 86

St Bees 87

Stage 1: St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge 93
(Moor Row 96 – Cleator 96 – Ennerdale Bridge 104)

Stage 2: Ennerdale Bridge to Borrowdale 104
(The Red Pike, High Stile & Hay Stacks route 110 – Seatoller 114 – Borrowdale 118)

Stage 3: Borrowdale to Grasmere 119
(The ridge-walk alternative to Grasmere via Helm Crag 123 – Easedale 124 – Grasmere 125)

Stage 4: Grasmere to Patterdale 129
(The high-level options: Helvellyn & Striding Edge 133; St Sunday Crag 136 – Patterdale 136 Ullswater and Glenridding 139)

Stage 5: Patterdale to Shap 140
(Bampton 144 – Shap 148)

Stage 6: Shap to Kirkby Stephen 149

(Orton 152 – Newbiggin-on-Lune 156 – Kirkby Stephen 161)

Stage 7: Kirkby Stephen to Keld 165
(The three routes over the moors 166 – Keld 173 – Thwaite 176)

Stage 8: Keld to Reeth 176
(Swaledale Valley alternative: Muker 185 – Reeth 188)

Stage 9: Reeth to Richmond 191 (Richmond 198)

Stage 10: Richmond to Ingleby Cross 204
(Colburn, Catterick Bridge & Brompton-on-Swale 205,
Danby Wiske 212 – Oaktree Hill 214 – Ingleby Cross & Ingleby Arncliffe 214 – Osmotherley 220)

Stage 11: Ingleby Cross to Blakey Ridge 221
(Urra 228
Chop Gate 228 – Great Broughton 228 – Blakey Ridge 232)

Stage 12: Blakey Ridge to Grosmont 234
(Glaisdale 234 – Egton Bridge 239 – Grosmont 242)

Stage 13: Grosmont to Robin Hood’s Bay 243
(Littlebeck 244 – High Hawsker 251 – Robin Hood’s Bay 252)

APPENDICES
Map keys 256 – Taking a dog 257 – GPS Waypoints 259

INDEX  264 – Place name meanings 267

OVERVIEW MAPS & PROFILES  270

Coast to Coast Path: St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay

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