The second section of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk starts roughly at the half-way point of the full Coast to Coast walking trail across Northern England.
This journey will take you from Kirkby Stephen all the way to the North Sea on the East coast. You’ll amble over the picturesque Pennines, the backbone of Britain, and follow the Swale river as it rolls down to the coast. You will cross several stunning landscapes on this trip! If one stage is walked per day, with one or two rest days, the route makes a great two-week holiday. The Coast to Coast walk is one of the most popular of all the long-distance walks in the UK, and it was named the second-best walk in the world in 2004 according to a survey of industry experts.
Robin Hood Bay
This little fishing town owns its name because of the legend of Robin Hood, even though no one has proof of its presence there. The legend begins with an English ballad telling the story of Robin Hood interrupting a robbery by French pirates and returning the loot to the poor of the village. Nowadays this peaceful village, full of charms, is waiting for you!
Yorkshire Food and Drink
In this county, you have plenty of artisanal drinks and breweries, but the most famous dish in all Yorkshire is the pudding! The Regional Yorkshire Pudding Championship sees some of the best chefs in the county competing. You can fill them with anything you want! Insist to have a fresh one, so yummy and still warm (with butter and jam is a true delight!).
North York Moors National Park
This part of the walk offers a stunning walk across green hills and an amazing flora, the view is incredible! You will pass through farmland with the mind that you are going to get the sea. You know when you get close to the sea, the first thing is in the air, you will smell something different and then looking around you, a lot of sea lavender is growing on the sandy hill. And here you get a beautiful view from the top of Robin Hood’s bay.