England’s Coast To Coast Walk

England’s coast to coast walk is one of the great hiking adventures, and while it’s not nearly as long as the Appalachian Way, the scenery more than makes up for it. The 182 mile walk connects St. Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hoods’s Bay on the Yorkshire coast, and takes in three National Parks, the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. The walk was described by the legendary hiker Alfred Wainwright in the early 1970s; since then the route has been changed a few times. Most hikers take a couple of weeks to walk the full path, and there is plenty of accommodation along the way, with pubs, farmhouses and bed and breakfast inns within easy reach of the trail. As well as spectacular mountain and moorland scenery, the walk takes in charming towns, waterfalls and a couple of castles.