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Coast to Coast - Route Updates

Any changes to the route since the Route Guide was published are shown here.


Section 6: Kirkby Stephen to Keld. Page 43. Map 27. Nine Standards Rigg to Whitsundale. (March 2017. - 1st Edtn.)

The notorious boggy quagmaire just beyond Nine Standards Rigg, where the Blue and Red seasonal routes split, has at last been tamed. Almost 400 metres of stone flagging has been laid to cross the worst sections. This work by rangers from the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty was officially opened in March 2017 when supporters and sponsers (including, we're proud to say, Skyware Press) gathered on a bright sunny day. The total cost of over £30,000 was raised through a crowdfunding scheme with generous donations from the British Mountaineering Council, HF Holidays, Tescos and the Wainwright Society, amongst others.

The notorious quagmire beyond Nine Standards Rigg, as was
The notorious boggy quagmire beyond Nine Standards Rigg in the good old days...
The fingerpost at the parting of seasonal paths, now safely flagged
The fingerpost at the parting of seasonal routes is now safely flagged
Supporters gather round the fingerpost at the official unveiling
Supporters gather round the fingerpost at the official unveiling
Approaching the head of Backstone Beck, formally the worst boggy section, now safely crossed by stone flags
Approaching the head of Backstone Beck, formally the worst boggy section, now safely crossed by stone flags

Section 6: Kirkby Stephen to Keld. Page 41. Map 25. Kirkby Stephen to Hartley Fell. (Sept 2016. - 1st Edtn.)

Some Coast to Coast walkers are getting confused following the route through Hartley. Kirkby Stephen Walkers Are Welcome have produced a helpful guidesheet based on our map. You can download it here as a pdf document.


Section 5: Shap to Kirkby Stephen. Page 33. (Aug 2016. - 1st Edtn.)

Newly extended Yorkshire Dales National Park and the c2c

The new extensions to the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks came into effect on August 1st 2016. This means almost the entire Section 5 of the walk between Shap and Kirkby Stephen - about 19 miles - now falls within the boundaries of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.


Section 12: Glaisdale to Robin Hoods Bay. Map 53. Little Beck Lane to B1416 (Feb 2014. - 1st Edtn.)

New Boardwalk at May BeckBox 4: A new section of boardwalk has been installed over a muddy section alongside May Beck, just beyond Midge Hall and Falling Foss. This does not change the route.