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Alternative Coast to Coast

Cumbria, Northumberland

320 km / 199 miles
The ACC begins on one island and finishes on another. It starts on the west coast at the Beachcomber Cafe on Walney Island near Barrow-in-Furness. After crossing the Irish Sea (tides permitting), the walk skirts the edge of Barrow, and on into the Lake District. Several Lakeland peaks are climbed, several delightful Lakeland villages are visited and the full length of Ullswater is walked. Between Penrith and Hexham, the route crosses the Northern Pennines. Hadrian's Wall is then negotiated before crossing Northumberland with its Cheviot Hills and wilderness areas. The ACC finishes in a grand style by crossing the North Sea (again tides permitting) and finally arrives at ancient Holy Island, or Lindisfarne as it was once known, on the east coast.


Details:

Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Coastal
Coast-to-Coast
Lake/Reservoir/Loch
Moorland
Heritage
Start: SD176682 - Sandy Gap Lane, Walney Island, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Finish: NU139436 - Emmanuel Head, Holy Island, Northumberland View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Northumberland CC - Holy Island Tide Tables

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook The alternative Coast to Coast : Walney Island to Holy Island  (Cicerone Press  - 1998 )

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Walkers are Welcome
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Camping Barn
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Bunk House
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Bunk House
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Bunk House
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Route Profile:

319.7 km (198.7 miles)
9,138 m (29,980 ft) ascent
863 m (2,831 ft)  maximum height

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