Inspired by David Nicholl's new book 'You Are Hear' – Walk Coast To Coast

Launching today (22 May 2024), David Nicholl’s new book ‘You are Here’ explores how a walking adventure with unexpected encounters can be life changing.  Inspired by his own adventures hiking along ancient paths and historic trails across the UK, the novel’s main characters Michael and Marnie, meet on a weekend hike and decide to keep going, walking the ‘Coast to Coast’, a famous 192-mile route devised by the great Alfred Wainwright – also one of Nicholl’s most recent expeditions.

      With UK Walking Month taking place in May also highlighting the many benefits of getting out into the countryside to our health and mental well-being, why not step out on Ramble Worldwide’s Self- Guided Wainwrights Coast to Coast 15 night holiday?  And with everything planned and organised in advance by the experts, you only need to don your boots and go: 

Wainwrights Coast to Coast - Complete Route (Self-Guided)

(Challenging, grade 6)       

      Devised by author and illustrator Alfred Wainwright 50 years ago (1973), the 194 mile Coast to Coast walk from St Bees on the Cumbrian coast to Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Sea shore has become one of Britain’s most famous walks and is described as ‘a delightful slice of British scenery, history and culture.’  

      Attracting hikers looking for a long distance challenge and covering three National Parks: The Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, this self-guided holiday provides the

chance to tackle the whole route in walking sections of 8.5 - 20 miles a day walking from 'inn-to-inn' with your baggage transported in between. 

      Starting with a spectacular walk along the red cliffs of St. Bees Head overlooking the Irish Sea, it then heads inland towards Ennerdale, the first of many tranquil lakes in the natural watery wonderland that is the Lake District National Park.   

     Having experienced some of England’s best high level hikes, lake shore walks and stunning vistas, the trail continues into the stone walled valleys of the Yorkshire Dales before crossing the heather-covered plateaux of the North Yorkshire Moors and descending into the characterful small fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay.  

      Described as ‘challenging’, the trail does have some fairly steep gradients, yet every mile is ‘walkable’ with no mountaineering or climbing skills necessary.  

     Ramble Worldwide (01707 331133,  Wainwrights Coast to Coast - Complete Route (Self-Guided) starts from £1799/person and includes 15 nights accommodation (small hotels, lodges, pubs, and B&Bs) on a B&B basis, One piece of luggage per person transferred between your accommodation daily, not exceeding 20kg, Detailed route descriptions and maps, 24-hour telephone assistance and Routes in digital format (.gpx) for GPS or mobile devices.