How difficult is the Coast to Coast Walk?

JUST HOW HARD IS IT? The Coast to Coast tots up a lot of miles, but it’s entirely achievable for regular walkers. The terrain is never scary (unless you choose Striding Edge) and by the end you’ll happily skip 23 miles a day.

How long would it take to walk from Coast to Coast?

A couple dozen people have completed a cross-country trek on foot. Based upon their journeys, you can expect it to take about six months to complete such a trip if you’re well-prepared. Of course, it can take much, much longer or, if you’re an exceptional walker and planner, you might make it in less than six months!

How many days does the Coast to Coast take?

Most people walk the Coast to Coast over 14 or 15 days. It’s possible to do it faster, but you will be walking long distances each day so you’ll need to be a fit and experienced hiker. Taking a little extra time will make your experience much more comfortable and gives you a chance to explore and really get into it.

When should I walk Coast to Coast?

The Coast to Coast could be walked all year round, however navigation and conditions can be difficult in poor conditions. As such, it is best walked in the period of May to October.

How fit do you need to be to walk the Coast to Coast?

The Coast to Coast is graded Moderate to Strenuous if you are walking it over 13-14 days. We can make it a little easier by offering itineraries that split some of the longer days down.

How many miles can you walk in a day?

While your body is made for walking, the distance you can achieve at an average walking pace of 3.1 miles per hour depends on whether you have trained for it or not. A trained walker can walk a 26.2-mile marathon in eight hours or less, or walk 20 to 30 miles in a day.

Has anybody ever walked from coast to coast?

Bill Bucklew. Bill Bucklew departed Tybee Island, Georgia, at 8:30 AM, November 24, 2017, and arrived at Imperial beach, San Diego, on January 31, 2018, at 12:45 PM. Bucklew appears to have set the record for walking coast to coast (67 days).

How do you prepare for Coast to Coast walking?

Our top tips for preparing for your Coast to Coast walk are as follows:

  1. Take regular long distance training walks (12+ miles)
  2. Increase daily activity and exercise.
  3. Increase your exercise types (cycling, swimming, jogging) slowly and steadily.

Can you wild camp on the Coast to Coast Walk?

Camping on the Coast to Coast is a budget-friendly option that allows for maximum flexibility and freedom on your walk. Wild camping is not permitted anywhere in Northern England, although it is possible to pitch your tent in a low-profile way in a few places along the route, particularly in the Lakes District.

How long does it take to walk the Wainwrights?

Once the planning is done, and you have covered the safety aspects, all that’s left to do is to get out there and enjoy walking the Wainwrights! If you are determined and focused it is possible to tackle all of the fells within a month, fell runner Steve Birkinshaw completed them in just six days and 13 hours.

Is it better to walk faster or longer?

A new study out today has found those who report faster walking have lower risk of premature death. Compared to slow walkers, average pace walkers had a 20% lower risk of early death from any cause, and a 24% lower risk of death from heart disease or stroke.