Coast to Coast Path Trailblazer British Walking Guide: Practical Walking Guide to the Whole Path with 109 Large-Scale Maps

Coast to Coast Path Trailblazer British Walking Guide: Practical Walking Guide to the Whole Path with 109 Large-Scale Maps

Paperback Trailblazer British Walking Guides

By (author) Henry Stedman, Contributions by Chris Scott, Contributions by Bryn Thomas, Contributions by Stuart Greig, Contributions by David Bull, Contributions by Maria Bull

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  • Publisher: Trailblazer Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 270 pages
  • Dimensions: 120mm x 178mm x 20mm | 280g
  • Publication date: 7 March 2015
  • Publication City/Country: Hindhead, Surrey
  • ISBN 10: 1905864574
  • ISBN 13: 9781905864577
  • Edition: 6
  • Edition statement: 6th
  • Illustrations note: 109 large-scale walking maps, 14 colour stage maps with trail profiles
  • Sales rank: 35,890

Product description

Practical Trailblazer guide to walking the complete Coast-to-Coast Path from St Bees on the Irish Sea for almost 200 miles (320km) across the width of northern England to the North Sea at Robin's Hood Bay. This spectacular two-week walk crosses three National Parks - the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. The guide covers the complete walking experience including: * 109 detailed walking maps: the largest-scale maps available. At just under 1:20,000 (8cm or 3⅛ inches to 1 mile) these maps are bigger than even the most detailed walking maps currently available in the shops. * Unique mapping features - walking times, directions, tricky junctions, places to stay, places to eat, points of interest are all written onto the maps themselves in the places to which they apply. These are not general-purpose maps but fully-edited maps drawn by walkers for walkers. * Downloadable GPS waypoints. * An all-in-one guide: Trailblazer guides include practical information not usually found in walking guides to the UK: reviews of places to stay, places to eat, attractions along the way and detailed public transport information showing all access points on the path, for weekend and day walkers. Itineraries for all walkers: whether hiking the entire route or sampling highlights on day walks or short breaks. * Detailed public transport information for all access points. * Practical information for all budgets: what to see, where to eat (cafes, pubs and restaurants); where to stay (B&Bs, hotels, bunkhouses, hostels and campsites).

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Author information

Born in Chatham, Kent, Henry Stedman has been writing guidebooks for over 15 years and is the author or co-author of half a dozen titles, including Trailblazer's Kilimanjaro - The trekking guide to Africa's highest mountain, Hadrian's Wall Path, all three books in the South West Coast Path series, as well as The Bradt Guide to Palestine and the Rough Guides to Indonesia and Southeast Asia. When not travelling or writing, Henry lives in Hastings editing other people's guidebooks, maintaining his Kilimanjaro website and arranging climbs on the mountain through his company, Climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Review quote

'The most complete guide - with all the detail you'll need for a walk in Wainwright's footsteps.' - The Sunday Times 'The maps are clearer and more easily read than Wainwright's.' - Backpack magazine 'an enjoyable hike made easier by your publication' - John Hedrick, President of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club in Virginia, USA 'The numerous detailed walking maps ... make planning your hike all the more easy.'- Trek & Mountain 'You could pick this book up and never use another resource from the first stages of planning to arriving in St. Bees.' - Stuart Greig, Lonewalker.net

Back cover copy

The Coast to Coast Path runs from St Bees on the Irish Sea for almost 200 miles (320km) across the width of Northern England to the North Sea at Robin Hood's Bay. This spectacular two-week walk crosses three National Parks the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. 'The most complete guide with all the detail you'll need for a walk in Wainwright's footsteps'.The Sunday Times '...the Trailblazer series stands head, shoulders, waist and ankles above the rest. They are particularly strong on mapping...' The Sunday Times Includes 109 walking maps the largest-scale maps available At a scale of just under 1:20,000 (8cm or 3-1/8 inches to one mile) these are bigger than the most detailed walking maps currently available in the shops.Unique mapping features walking times, directions, tricky junctions, places to stay and eat, points of interest. These are not general-purpose maps but fully-edited maps drawn by walkers for walkers.Itineraries for all walkers whether hiking the 191-mile route in its entirety or sampling the highlights on day walks or short breaks. Includes detailed public transport information for all access points.Practical information for all budgets what to see, where to stay, where to eat: pubs, hotels, B&B, camping, bunkhouses, hostels.GPS waypoints. These are also downloadable from the Trailblazer website.Now includes extra color sections: 16pp colour introduction and 16pp of colour mapping for stage sections (one stage per page) with trail profiles."

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION About the Coast to Coast path Wainwright's Coast to Coast path 8 - Mr Coast to Coast: Alfred Wainwright 9 - How difficult is the Coast to Coast path? 11 How long do you need? 12 - When to go 14 PART 1: PLANNING YOUR WALK Practical information for the walker GPS 17 - Accommodation 19 - Information for foreign visitors 22 Food and drink 25 - Money 27 - Internet access 27 - Other services 27 Walking companies 28 - Walking with a dog 31 Budgeting 32 Itineraries Which direction? 34 - Suggested itineraries 34 - Village and town facilities 36 - Day and weekend walks 38 - Side trips 41 What to take Travelling light 41 - How to carry it 41 - Footwear 42 - Clothes 43 Toiletries 44 - First-aid kit 44 - General items 44 - Sleeping bag and camping gear 45 - Money 45 - Maps 45 - Recommended reading 47 Sources of further information 48 Getting to and from the Coast to Coast path National transport 50 - Getting to Britain 50 - Local transport 52 Public transport map 53 PART 2: THE ENVIRONMENT & NATURE Conserving the Coast to Coast path Government agencies and schemes 57 - Campaigning and conservation organisations 59 - Beyond conservation 60 Flora and fauna Mammals 61 - Birds 62 - Reptiles 65 - Flowers 65 - Trees 68 PART 3: MINIMUM IMPACT WALKING & OUTDOOR SAFETY Minimum impact walking Environmental impact 77 - Access 80 Outdoor safety Avoidance of hazards 81 - Weather forecasts 82 - Blisters 83 Hypothermia 83 - Hyperthermia 84 - Sunburn 84 Collapse of morale 84 PART 4: ROUTE GUIDE AND MAPS Using the guide 86 St Bees 87 Stage 1: St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge 93 (Moor Row 96 - Cleator 96 - Ennerdale Bridge 104) Stage 2: Ennerdale Bridge to Borrowdale 104 (The Red Pike, High Stile & Hay Stacks route 110 - Seatoller 114 - Borrowdale 118) Stage 3: Borrowdale to Grasmere 119 (The ridge-walk alternative to Grasmere via Helm Crag 123 - Easedale 124 - Grasmere 125) Stage 4: Grasmere to Patterdale 129 (The high-level options: Helvellyn & Striding Edge 133; St Sunday Crag 136 - Patterdale 136 Ullswater and Glenridding 139) Stage 5: Patterdale to Shap 140 (Bampton 144 - Shap 148) Stage 6: Shap to Kirkby Stephen 149 (Orton 152 - Newbiggin-on-Lune 156 - Kirkby Stephen 161) Stage 7: Kirkby Stephen to Keld 165 (The three routes over the moors 166 - Keld 173 - Thwaite 176) Stage 8: Keld to Reeth 176 (Swaledale Valley alternative: Muker 185 - Reeth 188) Stage 9: Reeth to Richmond 191 (Richmond 198) Stage 10: Richmond to Ingleby Cross 204 (Colburn, Catterick Bridge & Brompton-on-Swale 205, Danby Wiske 212 - Oaktree Hill 214 - Ingleby Cross & Ingleby Arncliffe 214 - Osmotherley 220) Stage 11: Ingleby Cross to Blakey Ridge 221 (Urra 228 Chop Gate 228 - Great Broughton 228 - Blakey Ridge 232) Stage 12: Blakey Ridge to Grosmont 234 (Glaisdale 234 - Egton Bridge 239 - Grosmont 242) Stage 13: Grosmont to Robin Hood's Bay 243 (Littlebeck 244 - High Hawsker 251 - Robin Hood's Bay 252) APPENDICES Map keys 256 - Taking a dog 257 - GPS Waypoints 259 INDEX 264 - Place name meanings 267 OVERVIEW MAPS & PROFILES 270