The English Coast to Coast Walk – Classic Walks

Ennerdale Water, at the edge of the Lake District, UK

Coast to Coast: A Classic Walk across the North of England: Britain’s Coast to Coast Walk is one of the best known walks in England. This walking route across the northern part of England takes walkers through three of the country’s most famous and scenic national parks: the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales […]

Coast to Coast – Kirkby Stephen

Main Street Kirkby Stephen, UK

On the Coast to Coast Path:  We followed the track that led along a back lane and out onto the long main road of Kirkby Stephen. There was our accommodation, perched right on the main street. The “Jolly Farmer” was a comfortably renovated inn. The assortment of boots and walking staves in the corridor suggested […]

Coast to Coast Walk – Nine Standards

The None Standards - on the Coast to Coast Walk

We were on the Coast to Coast Walk and had just left Kirkby Stephen. Occasionally, we glimpsed a group of tall cairns known as the Nine Standards. No-one really knows who built them or for what reason, but one story is that they were placed on this Pennine ridge to give the marauding Scots the […]