Walking from Coast to Coast in the West

  • Duration 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish St. Bees / Kirkby Stephen
  • Distance 129 km / 80 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    April - September
  • Price From $1,165

Overview

Experience the essence of north-west England on a carefully created route by Alfred Wainwright, a famous walker and author of travel guides, starting at St. Bees and ending at Kirkby Stephen.

  • Explore the fascinating landscapes in the Lake District National Park.
  • Tour the enchanting lands that inspired great poets.
  • Walk among valleys, mountains and hills.
  • Discover traditional and picturesque fishing villages.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation in hotels and cottages
    • Transfers as specified in the itinerary
    • Baggage transfer service between stages
    • Complete route itinerary with map
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
    • Improved hotel room upgrades (if available)

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    To reach the starting point of this walking holiday, we recommend the following options:

    The first is to get to Manchester Airport and then transfer to St. Bees by train (approximately 4 hours).

    The second is to get to Newcastle Airport and take a train to St. Bees (approximately 4 hours).

    The third option is to travel to one of London's airports and from there take a train to St. Bees.

    When you finish your journey, you have three options from Kirkby Stephen:

    The first is to head by train, via Carlisle, to Manchester Airport.

    The second is to go by bus and train to Newcastle Airport.

    The third option is to take a train to one of London's airports.

    We recommend reviewing the Traveline and Trainline websites.

    FAQs

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area. 

    We recommend you take this walking holiday between the end of March and October.

    In particular, between April and May it can be a good time to travel, as the climate is quite pleasant.

    This route has a medium-high level of difficulty, so it is recommended that you have experience in long-distance walks and that you are in good physical condition to make the most of this walking holiday.

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack. 

    Yes, this is a requirement to book with us. It's important that this insurance covers your activities, emergency evacuation, and hospital care.

    You can call us to arrange a private transfer for you.

    If you prefer, you can also use public transport or local taxis to get to your next accommodation.

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    karen L.karen L. ★★★★★ The administration was good before our trip and our questions were answered quickly. The accommodation was also good. We had no problems with the baggage transfer too.John W.John W. ★★★★★ Our group of 5 had a really great experience with orbis ways. Our contact person was helpful via email and via phone. Great accommodations and each host was helpful and generous with kindness.Juliana M.Juliana M. ★★★★★ I travelled last week to Madeira with Orbis Ways and it has been an amazing experience. Accommodations were exceptional, and everything was explained very well, apart from that the Island is amazing, must be seen at least once in a lifetime. Dinners were very good, with local fresh homemade food! Very recomending!!!Lauren G.Lauren G. ★★★★★ Excellent trip. Excellent communication with Orbis. Lovely accommodations. Luggage transfer was always done well and the overall trip was excellent. I cannot wait to do another walk in 2023 and will use Orbis ways 100%.sanda S.sanda S. ★★★★★ Few days ago I finished Camino Francés. Orbis Ways planned the trip for me, arranged my routes and accommodations as well as luggage transfers. Everything went smoothly from the beginning in St Jean Pied du Port until the end in Santiago. Rooms with private bathrooms that they booked for me were comfortable and clean and luggage transfers underwent without mistakes. My daily routes were well planned. In 34 days I had only two problematic situations with accommodations and their 24 hours assistance team solved them in few minutes. I enjoyed every minute of my Way. I am planning to return and do some other route - Norte and Portugués gor sure. Orbis Ways will be my choice again.Karin B.Karin B. ★★★★★ I did the wonderful walking holiday trip of 8 days Mont Blanc...the experience was incredible, from the beginning everything chosen in the dossier was beyond expectations, providing all the necessary information.I am very grateful for the wonderful and detailed attention of Jhonay. Also the accommodations chosen were very comfortable!I have no doubt that I will repeat as soon as I can, the routes are spectacular!Julie F.Julie F. ★★★★★ Orbisways did an outstanding job of planning our trip along the Camino de Santiago. The provided voucher provided excellent information, the accommodations were awesome, never had any confusion regarding travel details and the staff I worked with prior to our trip were kind and very efficient. I highly recommend OrbisWays and will definitely be traveling with them again!!js_loader