Coast to Coast

Run across Alfred Wainwright’s iconic Coast to Coast Way for the adventure holiday of a lifetime.

Coast to Coast

Our Mission

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

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

Run the
Coast to Coast Way

The coast to coast running route from St Bee’s to Robin Hood’s Bay stretches across many stunning landscapes that offer a self-guided running experience that is completely unforgettable. Coast to Coast Packhorse specialise in the Alfred Wainwright coast to coast route, and, with a Director who’s been a lifelong fell-runner, we have all the expertise to put together the best running holidays.

The tailored nature of our running holidays means you can choose how many miles you do per day. The entire route is 280km and you choose how quickly or slowly you want to run it. What follows is an example of a 10 day plan:

  1. St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge – 14 miles
  2. Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite – via Haystack and High Stile – 14.5 miles
  3. Rosthwaite to Patterdale – via Helvellyn – 17.5 miles
  4. Patterdale to Shap – 18 miles
  5. Shap to Kirkby Stephen – 21 miles
  6. Kirkby Stephen to Reeth – 23 miles
  7. Reeth to Danby Wiske – 25 miles
  8. Danby Wiske to Clay Bank Top – 21 miles
  9. Clay Bank Top to Grosmont – 15 miles
  10. Grosmont to Robin Hood’s Bay – 15.5 miles

The 2024 season runs from 1st April- 20th October, and provides flexibility to book on any date throughout our season.

We also arrange all of the accommodation for the trip. We use our local knowledge to book the best guesthouses, inn, hotels and bed and breakfasts.

We transfer your luggage from each accommodation to make sure it’s waiting there for you. If you’re unable to run because of illness or injury, we’ll drive you to the next point on the itinerary. Although evening meals and lunch aren’t provided in the running holidays package, we’ll recommend the best places to eat, and a packed lunch can be purchased from each place you stay.

  • Every guest on our running holidays is provided with an information pack which includes:
  • What you need to pack
  • Things to look out for
  • Services along the way including banks, shops etc.
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Read the
Coast to Coast Blog

Read our Coast to Coast Explorers Blog. Here we share all of our company news and local information direct from our team on the C2C Way route in Kirkby Stephen. We also share tonnes of useful guides to mountains around the UK and valuable ‘before you travel’ articles about Alfred Wainwright’s famous 192-mile route.

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