About C2C Packhorse

Get to know a little bit about us…

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Coast to Coast Packhorse
The UK’s only travel company specialising in Alfred Wainwright’s C2C Way route.

Our Mission

Our mission is to sprinkle a little bit of magic to create unforgettable memories in our very own, beautiful, Great Britain.

Experts on the
Coast to Coast Way

Dedicated to the Coast to Coast route devised by fell walker Alfred Wainwright, C2C Packhorse has served walkers, runners and cyclists across this route for many years. Based in Kirkby Stephen, close to the trail’s halfway mark, we provide a comprehensive range of services, thus creating a supportive backdrop to your self-guided trip.

We can provide as much or as little support as required and have tailored a schedule to fit your needs. The team make all the arrangements for your Coast to Coast trip with a great mix of accommodation for you to enjoy. Or, if you wish to organise your own accommodation, we can cover all the logistical help you may need.

We have 100% dedication to the Coast to Coast route. Our team go above and beyond to provide route information, meticulous administration and a punctual minibus service. Therefore, if you book with Packhorse, you can rest assured that your bags will be there to greet you, on time, every time. We are also the carrier of choice for many other Coast to Coast holiday providers.

Our mission is simple:

To relieve walkers, runners and cyclists of the many organisational and logistical challenges of their Coast to Coast trip. Thus leaving you free and relaxed to enjoy the splendour of three of England’s stunning National Parks!

The 2024 season runs from 1st April- 20th October, and provides the flexibility to book on any date throughout our season, except when booking the guided holidays with set dates.

Based at Kirkby Stephen, close to the trail’s halfway mark, our team provides a comprehensive range of services, thus creating a supportive backdrop to your self-guided trip.

Address: 20 Wild Boar, St Lukes Road, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria CA17 4HT

Mark & Friends on C2C Way

Meet Our Team

Mark Sandamas



PHSV Business Manager


Trade and Service bookings specialist


Package bookings specialist


Package and Services bookings specialist


Package bookings specialist

Meet Our Expert Guides

Richard Duckworth

C2C Guide – Summer

Nicola Carter

Dales Way Guide

Graeme Nimmo


Mark Reid

C2C Guide – Autumn

“I was totally transfixed, unable to believe my eyes.” Alfred Wainwright