Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk route is named after Alfred Wainwright, the well-known author and tireless hill-walker, who set out to capture the rich diversity of landscapes in northern England in one walk.
The 190 mile route takes you through three National Parks and this set of highly detailed OS Explorer maps comprises the nine maps that you'll need to complete this classic walk: OL4, OL5, OL19, OL26, OL27, OL30, 302, 303 and 304. By buying all nine OS Explorer maps together your save 20% from normal prices.
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Starting beside the Irish Sea at St Bees Head, Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk takes you through the wonderful mountains of the Lake District, across the Pennines and down into Swaledale. The North York Moors await you and beyond them the east coast and the end point at Robin Hood's Bay. The route is 192 miles long, which works out at an average of 14.5 miles per day and is usually done west to east as Wainwright intended.
This set of OS Explorer maps covers the whole route and gives you all the map information you need to get to the end without missing any of the amazing sights and places along the way. You can keep on the right tracks with OS Explorer maps because they show every landmark, house, river, viewpoint, hill, and right of way.
Most experienced walkers recommend that you take either OS maps or a detailed guidebook for the entire trip. As it is not an official National Trail signposting can be very variable, and there are often diversions that mean just following a written guide may leave you wandering in circles.
The walk begins with a breathtaking stroll along the sea cliffs near St Bees Head on the west coast into farmland then valley into start of Lakeland at Ennerdale Water and the valley of Borrowdale. The route then goes through what many people consider the finest part of the walk, up mountainous climbs such as Helvellyn and St Sunday Crag and into the Yorkshire Dales with its limestone scenery of crags, pavements and cave systems. This section includes Shap, Kirkby Stephen, the boggy moorland of Swaledale and country towns and small villages such as Reeth, Keld and Richmond.
The North York Moors offer another contrast in terrain with expanses of grass-covered moorland, wooded areas and coastal plains and clifftops. The final section goes through the Vale of Mowbray, joins part of the Cleveland Way and then follows the River Esk to the old smuggling town of Robin Hood's Bay.
Highlights: St Bees Head, Grasmere, Helvellyn, Borrowdale, Swaledale and the Yorkshire Dales, Cleveland Hills, North York Moors and Robin Hood's Bay.
The set includes OS Explorer map sheets:
- OL4 and OL 5 - The Lake District: NW and NE areas
- OL19, OL26, OL27 and OL30 - Howgill Fells and Upper Eden Valley, North York Moors Eastern and Western areas, Yorkshire Dales: North and Central areas
- 302, 303 and 304 - Catterick, Whitehaven and Workington, Darlington and Richmond.
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