The Coast to Coast Cycle Route - Irish Sea to North Sea
This is a pocket-sized guide with maps to one of the best cycle routes in the UK. The 139 mile Coast to Coast route is the most well-loved short cycle tour in the UK - and for good reason. Taking you from the Irish Sea at Whitehaven or Workington to the North Sea at Tynemouth or Sunderland, the ride weaves through the Lake District National Park before venturing into the wild and wonderful northern Pennines, until eventually giving way to over 30 miles of traffic-free cycling leading to the coast.
There is a satisfying balance of challenge and reward - the ascents to the classic mountain passes of Whinlatter, Hartside Top, Flinty Fell at Garrigill and Black Hill will live long in the memory.
You can enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded cyclists and discover a wealth of excellent cyclist-friendly facilities and accommodation. Designed to be achievable for most cyclists over a long weekend, every cycle tourist should do the C2C at least once.
The guidebook provides:
- Three day main itinerary of 40-52 miles per day, from west to east.
- Advice about completing the route from east to west.
- Alternative two-day and four-day itineraries.
- Contact details for cyclist facilities and accommodation.
First edition, written by Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla. Published by Cicerone Press in 2023.