Within a small group of fellow hikers, you will hike the “Coast to Coast Trail” across England and as it guides you to three National Parks: the Lakes, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North Yorks Moors. Meet with the first female winner of the TV show “One Man and His Dog” and learn about sheepdogs and shepherding and enjoy some local specialties – chocolate, tea, and scones – along the way!
Our group will experience 46 miles of the rolling hills, pastures, and stone fences of England’s Coast to Coast trail, connecting the east to the west coasts on our journey. Meet your fellow AdventureWomen travelers in St Bee’s where you will take your first dip of your toes into the sea to start the adventure. Dinner will set the stage for what you can expect during your time hiking. You are accompanied by an AdventureWomen Ambassador, committed to helping make your experience a fun and personally rewarding adventure.
Lake District to Yorkshire Dales
The Lake District is a beautiful expanse in the northwest portion of England. With diverse landscapes of mountain peaks and glacial lakes, the Lake District is England’s largest and most well-known national park.’
Shepherding, which dates back almost 5,000 years, is one of the world’s oldest occupations and has continued to play an important role in the maintenance of flocks of sheep. The BBC TV Show “One Man and His Dog” followed sheepdog trials, where different breeds compete in the techniques of herding sheep. The show was incredibly popular and aired for 25 seasons!
Yorkshire Dales National Park is a collection of valleys, moors, hills, and villages in central England. You can see mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls, and verdant dales throughout this beautiful stretch of countryside.
North York’s Moors to Robin Hood’s bay
The Helmsley Walled Garden sits on five acres of land beneath the towering ruins of the historic castle of the same name. The garden produces many different kinds of fruits, vegetables, and, of course, flowers. With a focus on the therapeutic effects of nature, the garden is staffed by many volunteers who share their passion for therapeutic horticulture with their visitors.
The third national park you will hike on your trip is the North Yorks Moors National Park. This area is home to one of the largest swaths of moorland heather in the entire United Kingdom, as nearly a third of the park is covered in this moorland.
Robin Hood’s Bay is a small fishing village along the western coast of England within North Yorks Moors National Park. Tucked away among the coastal cliffs, the village captures the charm of local pubs and cafes as well as the breathtaking beauty of dramatic seaside landscapes.
- Hike coast to coast across England as you take on the famous trail in stages
- Visit and hike in three National Parks: the Lakes, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North Yorks Moors
- Meet with the first female winner of the TV show "One Man and His Dog" and learn about sheepdogs and shepherding
- Enjoy some local specialties - chocolate, tea, and scones - along the way!
What You'll See and Do
- Historical Sites
- Local Delicacies
- National Parks
- Women-To-Women Exchanges