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Coast to Coast – Richmond to Robin Hood’s Bay (Stage 3)

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Coast to Coast – Richmond to Robin Hood’s Bay (Stage 3)

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About this Adventure

Walk the last stage of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast from Richmond to Robin Hood’s Bay in 6 leisurely days.  Starting in the bustling market town of Richmond, you will explore the heather-clad North Yorkshire Moors and catch your first glimpse of the North Sea before finishing in the quaint fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay.

Quick Facts

  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 6 days’ walking
  • Luggage transfers each walking day
  • Map and guide book plus detailed directions to your accommodation from the trail
  • Expert local knowledge and 24 hour emergency assistance during your trip
  • 76 miles (123km) and 1,805m (5,921ft) of ascent
  • Walk Wainwright’s Coast to Coast
  • Explore the purple heather-clad moors

About & Details

The Coast to Coast is one of the most magnificent walks you could find anywhere. It covers 192 miles from St. Bees on the Cumbrian coast to Robin Hood’s Bay in Yorkshire. Two thirds of the route is inside the National Parks of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, and North Yorkshire Moors. This 6-day itinerary sets a perfect pace so you can really enjoy this section of a truly memorable long distance path.

The route is the creation of legendary fellwalker Alfred Wainwright. After finishing his guides to the Lakeland Fells in the 1960s, he set himself the challenge of devising a long-distance walk to rival the Pennine Way, using purely existing rights of way. He decided on a Coast to Coast route, going across the country at one of its widest points. By universal consent, he improved on his model. His route offers variety and contrast: uplands and lowlands, sharp peaks and lonely moorland, towns and country, limestone and granite country, beautiful wooded lakes and remote upland tarns, glorious natural features and fascinating remains of human occupation. An expert on the North of England, he shared his wisdom about some of England’s finest places, linked them up, and invited you to travel in his footsteps.

The experiences on this walk are too many to list, but highlights include the attractive farmland of the Vale of Mowbray, the North Yorkshire Moors offer fine views from Beacon Hills, escarpments of Wainstones and Hasty Bank, ancient tracks across remote moorland, old railways and forested glens before arriving at the dramatic cliff-side setting of Robin Hood’s Bay. That’s just a partial list of the riches on offer during this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

We take the stress out of your trip with expert local knowledge, hand-picked accommodation, luggage transfers and detailed support to help you find your way. You will need full walking kit including a waterproof jacket and trousers, a comfortable day sack and comfortable walking boots. You will receive a more detailed kit list upon booking. The trip price is based on 2 people sharing. If you are a solo traveller please contact us for further details and we will be happy to help.

Inclusions

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in a good quality B&B or hotel with ensuite or private bathroom and breakfast
  • Luggage transfers each walking day
  • Map and guide book plus detailed directions to your accommodation from the trail
  • Expert local knowledge and 24 hour emergency assistance during your trip
  • Professional event organisation
Exclusions
  • Travel to the start and finish points of the trip
  • Lunches and evening meals
  • Personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
  • Guiding (please contact us if you would like this trip to be guided)

Optional extras

  • Single room supplement £45 per person per night (subject to availability)
  • Solo traveler supplement £45 per person per night
  • Odd group supplement £45 per group per night may apply if a single room is required
  • Extra night prior to start (single room) £95 per person
  • Extra night prior to the start (twin room, needs 2 people) £75 per person
  • Extra night at the end of the event (single room) £95 per person
  • Extra night at the end of the event (twin room, needs 2 people) £75 per person
  • Transfer back to your car at the end of your walk available upon request

Please select from Optional Extras at checkout.

Getting there and back

Getting There

By road: Richmond is on the A6108 a few miles from the A1 (M) junction at Scotch Corner and 11 miles south-west of the major town of Darlington.

By public transport:
 The nearest main line station to Richmond is the East Coast Main Line at Darlington, approximately 11 miles away.

The town is served by Arriva North East buses to Darlington, as well as links to Barnard Castle and Northallerton provided by Hodgsons Coaches.

By air: The nearest airports are Manchester (MAN), Newcastle (NCL) or Leeds/Bradford (LBA).

Getting Away

By road: Robin Hood’s Bay is located on the North East coast of North Yorkshire, near the A171, approximately 1 hour 20 mins from York.

By public transport:
 There is a regular public bus service from Robin Hood’s Bay to Scarborough train station (40 mins).

By air:
 The nearest airports are Manchester (MAN) or Newcastle (NCL). Take a public bus to Scarborough railway station and then a train to Manchester Airport (MAN) or Newcastle (NCL).

Evening meals and lunches

You can purchase evening meals either at the accommodation or nearby. When our event planners send you the schedule with itinerary you could prearrange directly with the accommodation or during the walk.

For lunches we would suggest bringing some of your own favourite snack bars and then asking the accommodation for a packed lunch for the following day and also supplementing that at stops en-route.

Accommodation

Accommodation is generally at B&B, guest houses and small hotels. Once booked in, your event planner will send you a list of your booked accommodation. It is possible to adjust according to preference at this stage so please mention it if you wish to change.

Dog-friendly

If you would like to bring your four legged friend, then we will do our best to source dog friendly accommodation. It is usually possible but if it were not, then we would suggest a change of date to enable it or offer a refund. There may be a small surcharge for the overnight stays. Therefore, once booked in, please alert your event planner that you would like to bring your dog and we can proceed from there.

Need a guide?

If you would prefer to have a guide for your walk, even just for one day, then we are happy to help. We can provide a qualified leader (also first aid qualified) to lead your trek or on just one of the sections. Just ask us.
A guide can not only take the stress out of navigation, but you will also find them a great asset in terms of providing an insight into all things environment and nature.

Dates and prices

For available dates please click on the ‘book now’ option on the left hand side on desktops or at the bottom on mobiles. You can reserve your space via this route.

After you book

After placing your booking with us, you will in the first instance receive an automated email from our system confirming receipt of your reservation. If you don’t receive it, it is worth checking your spam/clutter folder.

In the process of placing your booking, you will generally set up an access password to our online gateway where you can review the details of the booking.

Your personal event planner will then be in touch with you to start to confirm the details. This contact will usually be taken up in the working day after receipt of your booking, but may, in busy times, take a little longer. The event planner will then liaise with you regarding the details of the course. If you have any specific requirements, please do mention it at this stage.

At the end of your trip

Unfortunately, all good things come to an end and when you arrive in Robin Hood’s Bay, you have one of several options. If you have not booked an additional night’s stay then we can transfer your luggage to a location of your choice. From there you may have onward travel arranged as per the ‘Getting There and Back’ tab above.

Some people like to treat themselves to a night’s stay in Robin Hood’s Bay at the end. And why not? You’ve earned it. You can arrange this as an optional add on with your event planner.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Arrival in Richmond

    Arrive at your accommodation in Richmond.

  • Day 2 – Richmond to Danby Whiske

    With your first views of the Cleveland Hills, you make your way onwards to Brompton on Swale and Catterick Bridge, before finally saying farewell to the River Swale and heading across fields to Danby Wiske. Make time to spot the lovely church in Bolton on Swale and Kilpin Hall which is an excellent example of Jacobian architecture.

    22km (13 miles) and 110m (361ft) of ascent.

  • Day 3 – Danby Whiske to Osmotherley

    Today’s walk is predominantly through farmland as we approach the North York Moors. Walking on quiet lanes and across fields, there are charming villages and intriguing buildings to stop and admire. The highlight is Mount Grace Priory, England’s most important and best preserved medieval Carthusian Monastery, where monks lived their lives in solitude until the Dissolution in 1539.

    17km (11 miles) and 185m (607ft) of ascent.

  • Day 4 – Osmotherley to Great Broughton

    From Osmotherley, the route is joined by two other long distance footpaths, the Cleveland Way and the Lyke Wake Walk. Enjoy wonderful walking along a sandstone escarpment via Carleton Bank, the site of a Bronze Age burial mound at Cringle Moor, the Wainstones and Clay Bank finally descending down to our accommodation at the foot of the escarpment. The heather-clad moors and views back across the patchwork of fields make a great contrast to the previous day’s walking.

    21km (13 miles) and 600m (1968ft) of ascent.

  • Day 5 – Great Broughton to Blakey Ridge

    The walk today crosses bleak wind-swept moors and follows the route of an old dismantled railway as it winds across the moor following the contours to the Lion Inn on the top of Blakey Ridge, a welcome pub located miles from anywhere. The wild expanses are uplifting and atmospheric with the curlews and sheep for company.

    18km (11 miles) and 300m (984ft) of ascent.

  • Day 6 - Blakey Ridge to Egton Bridge

    Today’s walk gives our first glimpse of the North Sea – a welcome sight. We stay up high on the Moors, before descending into Eskdale and walking through beautiful woodland to the picturesque village of Egton Bridge.

    19km (12 miles) and 270m (886ft) of ascent.

  • Day 7 - Egton Bridge to Robins Hood's Bay

    What a walk to finish the Coast to Coast. We walk through wooded valleys beside the River Esk and past the famous North York Moors Railway in Grosmont before arriving at the sea. We’re not quite there yet as there is still a short walk along the cliffs to the finishing point in the village of Robin Hood’s Bay. As you arrive in the village and dip your boots in the surf, you’re filled with a strange mix of emotions. On one hand you feel incredible triumph and sense of achievement at what you have accomplished and on the other a sense of sadness that the walk has come to an end. The trip ends at the end of the walk unless you have booked extra nights or other optional services with us.

    26km (16 miles) and 340m (1115ft) of ascent.

Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. Timings and mileages are approximate.

We will always endeavour  to accommodate you in the locations detailed in the above itinerary. Due to very high demand, some accommodation providers may occasionally have limited availability and so we may need to accommodate you in an alternative location, nearby. In this case, we will arrange a taxi transfer for you to take you from the trail to your accommodation and back again the following morning. We will notify you of this when confirming your booking.

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Why book with us

We know you have a choice of companies providing trips for your next adventures. Here are some of the reasons you should choose to travel with Maximum Adventure:

  • We are an established adventure travel business
  • We have been trading since 2002
  • We are financially protected in accordance with the 1992 travel regulation
  • Knowledgeable and available office staff
  • Qualified leaders and guides with ascents ranging from Ben Nevis to Mount Everest
  • All activities are risk assessed
  • We will provide you with the best service available
  • We are aware this is your holiday/your challenge and will do our best to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience
  • We have many repeat clients stretching back over a number of years
20+ years adventure organisation experience
Full liability & financial protection
Leading provider of high quality adventure challenges
Great team of staff to support you

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