Route: From Kirkby Stephen to Robin Hood's Bay


Two of the UK's most breath-taking National Parks await you as you travel up hill and down dale on this fantastically contrasting inland walkway.

The starting point for your adventure is in Kirkby Stephen, with its legendary church and the tale of its ‘bound devil’, this market town is nestled between the North Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales, an area made famous by the veterinary surgeon James Herriot. Certainly worth a visit before you set off on the first part of your walk, it is here you spend your first few days crossing the Pennines, the great divide of the North of England, with its high mountains and stunning views following the course of the River Swale. A difficult walk across mountainous terrain, but with the reward of seeing native wildlife in its natural habitat, stunning geological formations and windswept, rugged open landscapes as you walk onward to your goal of the North East Coast. 

During this walk you have the chance to spend a night in Richmond, a market town which grew around the fortification of the castle, with its cobbled alleyways and remarkable views of the Yorkshire Dales from the castle keep. From here the more challenging terrain gives way to the more open North York Moors with its heather strewn pathways and verdant green valleys. More pretty and welcoming villages with strange and evocative sounding names such as Danby Wiske, Blakey Ridge and Clay Top Bank await you each night, giving you the chance to unwind from a hard days walking in one of the local pubs or inns swapping stories with your fellow walkers of the path. Journeys end finds you arrive at Robin Hood’s Bay, where a well-earned dip of your toes in the chilly waves of the North Sea signals the end of a tiring but thoroughly satisfying walking adventure.


All our holiday packages include:

  • Overnight accommodation staying at carefully selected B&Bs, Inns and Hotels
  • A detailed holiday pack
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transport from path to accommodations if necessary
  • Maps
  • Guidebook
  • Emergency support.


Our holiday packages do not include:

  • Transport to and from the start and end of the holiday, unless stated.  We can help you with your options.
  • Packed Lunches and Evening Meals
  • Travel Insurance

Itinerary & Costs

Walk the Trail provides 2 different itineraries for the east section of the Coast to Coast. This itinerary is walking average distances each day and most walkers would choose this option.
The East section of the Coast to Coast Walk gives you the opportunity to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors National Parks. A superb but challenging walk through the uplands of the Pennines across unique dales and windswept moorlands takes you onward to the North East coastal town of Robin Hood’s Bay.

The Daily Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive
Kirkby Stephen
- Day 2:
Kirkby Stephen to Keld
Distance: 11 miles

There are a number of routes you can take today, depending upon the time of the year. Distances vary between 11-13 miles.

Day 3:
Keld to Reeth
Distance: 10.5 miles
Day 4:
Reeth to Richmond
Distance: 10.5 miles
Day 5:
Richmond to Danby Wiske
Distance: 13 miles
Day 6:
Danby Wiske to Ingleby Cross
Distance: 9 miles
Day 7:
Ingleby Cross to Clay Bank Top
Distance: 11.5 miles
Day 8:
Clay Bank Top to Blakey Ridge
Distance: 9 miles
Day 9:
Blakey Ridge to Egton Bridge
Distance: 11.5 miles
Day 10:
Egton Bridge to Robin Hoods Bay
Distance: 16.5 miles
Day 11: Depart
Robin Hoods Bay

What's Included

  • Accommodation for the length of your holiday including the night before you start walking and the evening after your final day's walking in good quality B&Bs, Inns and small hotels. This will be en-suite wherever possible.
  • Breakfast - This may be a full cooked or continental option depending on accommodation. Evening meals can be arranged with certain accommodations for an additional charge.
  • A Personalised Holiday Pack containing maps and addresses for accommodations, pick up points and daily mileage information.
  • Luggage transfers between each accommodation. 1 bag per person up to 20 kilograms. Additional bags can be added upon request.
  • Phone line support between the hours of 0900-1900, 7 days a week for the length of your holiday.

Optional Extras

The following items are optional and can be removed to reduce the cost of your holiday.

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Holiday Summary



9 Days / 10 Nights 11.5 miles daily avg


Rating: 3


Number in Group: 2

What's Included
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Cost £1,099 per person

Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room

Total Cost £2,198

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