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WALKING IS ONLY PART OF THE ADVENTURE

WALK COAST TO COAST HIGHLIGHTS

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JOIN US FOR A GUIDED PACK FREE 8 DAY WALK

INCLUDED WOWS – LAKES DISTRICT, CASTLE & COUNTRY MANOR HOUSE STAYS, 4 STAR ACCOMMODATION, PRIVATE CHEF DINNER, WINES & ALL MEALS, LOCAL PRODUCE DINNERS + MORE

SAVE UP TO $800 PER COUPLE OR $400 PER PERSON WITH OUR WINTER ESCAPE SPECIALS* ON SELECTED DEPARTURES. HURRY – BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY AND SAVE.

WALK SNAPSHOT

8 DAYS – 7 NIGHTS

PACK FREE GUIDED WALK – ONLY CARRY A DAY PACK

WALK THE BEST PARTS OF THE COAST TO COAST TRAIL

EASIER WALK OPTIONS ON SOME DAYS

PRIVATE TRANSFERS

STUNNING 4 STAR ACCOMMODATION

LOCALLY SOURCED DINNERS & WINE INCLUDED

ALL MEALS INCLUDED

ECO FRIENDLY – ECO TOURISM ACCREDITED

DEPARTURE DATES

REGULAR DEPARTURES FROM MAY TO SEPTEMBER 2024

PRICES FROM $6899 PP*

TOUR PRICES

*Winter Escape Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking before 30 April 2024. See departures dates for specific dates. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. 

Private group walks are available and require a minimum of 10-12 guests. You can choose a departure date subject to availability. See details and prices below.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

Please note your tour price does not include flights to/from the countries visited. We are offering our guests a service to book their international flights or any other travel plans during their holiday. To start planning your trip, email us at flights@lifesanadventure.com.au 

Prices in Australian Dollars
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THIS SEASON’S DEPARTURES
MAY – SEPTEMBER 2024
WINTER ESCAPE DEALS

Normal Price…………….. $7299
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FIRST TIME PASSENGERS:
Winter Escape Special… $6999
SAVE $300 per person
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TRAVELLED WITH
LIFE’S AN ADVENTURE BEFORE:

Winter Escape Special… $6899
SAVE $400 per person
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Winter Escape Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Limited spots available – offer ends 30 April 2024! See departure dates tab for specific dates. Normal Price requires $500 deposit only, with final payments due 12 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

Prices in Australian Dollars
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PRIVATE GROUPS
10 – 12 participants

Departure date of your choice

PRICES
Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discount rates.

Departure date of your choice is subjective to availability. A minimum group size of 10 required. Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discounted rates. Additional Past Traveller’s’ discount not available for groups. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras.

The following extras can be purchased with your tour:

SOLO TRAVELLERS
WILLING TO SHARE

If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room, we will attempt to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender. If we can’t find you a match of the same gender by around 8 weeks prior to the tour, you will be charged the single supplement cost of $969 extra.

SOLO TRAVELLERS
WANTING THEIR OWN ROOM

For those wanting to guarantee their own room, a single supplement cost of $969 extra will be charged at the time of booking

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TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all international bookings.  Travel Insurance covers items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

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FLEXIWALK – CAN CANCEL FOR ANY REASON

Our FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows guests to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. 

Click here for full conditions on our FLEXIWALK Option.

DISCOUNT INFORMATION

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT

Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLY BIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS

Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • NO Credit card fees apply.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

CREDIT FOR CANCELLED ACTIVITIES

If a tour activity has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a credit for this missed activity can be applied to any future bookings. Click here.

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

Before you book please read our Booking Terms and Conditions. Click here.

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Explore the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales & North York Moors. Two coasts, three national parks and the chance to cross an entire country are just some of the features that make the Coast to Coast walk in England an enduring classic.

Known as the C2C walk by the locals, this walk links the Irish and North Seas, and is a testament to the passion of Britain’s most famous walker Alfred Wainwright. Wainwright’s advises to dip a boot in the Irish Sea at the start of the walk and dip a toe in the waters of Robin Hood’s Bay at the walk’s end.

Traditionally to walk the entire 300km Coast to Coast walk, would take around 15 days to complete, walking long days of 20 – 25kms per day. Life’s An Adventure has created a unique and exclusive 8 day itinerary.

Our walk covers a maximum of 131kms with the flexibility to walk shorter days or opt out of any day’s walking and enjoy free time in the villages or towns we visit.

What’s more, our walk is specifically designed for Australian travellers to maximise their travel time, by showcasing the best sections of this walk and avoiding the mundane parts.

We walk across the country from coast to coast, exploring by foot the spectacular mountains, the stunning Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors National Parks.

We have handpicked stunning locations to stay each night, from a grand castle to quirky hotels with amazing views. Indulge in wonderful dining experiences showcasing local produce and magnificent wines. It’s another great bucket list walk to add to your ever-growing list!

When you walk with Life’s An Adventure you can be sure that our aim is to deliver a tour beyond your expectations. 

When comparing other tours in this region be sure you check that you don’t you have to carry your own gear, you don’t have to camp and that your accommodation is not a long distance from where you are walking. We believe our tours deliver exceptional value for money, with all the creature comforts you are after.

Your 8 day walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free fully supported walk with no heavy packs to carry
  • 1 night accommodation at Ennerdale Country House Hotel
  • 1 night accommodation at Wordsworth Hotel and Spa
  • 1 night accommodation at Inn on the Lake, Ullswater
  • 1 night accommodation at Augill Castle, Kirkby Stephen
  • 1 night accommodation at The Burgoyne Hotel, Reeth
  • 1 night accommodation at The Kings Head Hotel, Richmond
  • 1 night accommodation at Gisborough Hall Hotel, Gisborough, North Yorkshire
  • 7 x Hot and cold breakfasts
  • 8 x lunches
  • 7 x Restaurant dinners every evening featuring local produce
  • Complimentary wines with evening meals
  • Professional and passionate guides
  • Return transfers to and from Manchester
  • Celebration lunch at Robin Hood Hotel at the legendary Wainwright’s Bar

Guests will be required to fly into Manchester the day prior to the tour. Manchester is an international airport with connecting flights from many Asian cities and Dubai.

TRAIL NOTES:

4 hours. Walk 14km. Or easier option 8kms to Sandwith. 250m ascents. Grade: easy.

WALK ITINERARY:

Meet your guides in the foyer of the Raddison Blue Edwardian Hotel in Manchester at 7.30am.

This morning we drive from Manchester to the coastal village of St Bees in Cumbria on the West Coast of England, a 3-hour drive. St Bees is a small village with over 1000 years of history.

We head to the water to see the Coast to Coast monument near the lifeboat station and as Founder of the walk, Aldred Wainwright’s advises, dip our boot in the Irish Sea to start the walk. From here our walk follows the cliffs of St Bees Head for a few kilometres renown for its birdlife and before reaching St Bees Lighthouse.

We then turn inland to pass through the villages of Sandwith with its village green and quaint gardens, then Moor Row and eventually walk into our accommodation at Cleator in the West Cumberland Plain.

We spend the night at the charming Ennerdale Country House Hotel enjoying a superb dinner in the restaurant accompanied by wine.

EASIER OPTIONAL WALK:

For those that want a shorter walk today. Enjoy an 8kms to the Sandwith where our vehicle will meet you and take you to the hotel earlier, where you can check-in and relax.

TRAIL NOTES:

6hrs. Walk 19kms. Or optional free day in Grasmere. Total ascent 765m. Descent 785m.

WALK ITINERARY:

This morning we enjoy an early breakfast before the short 10 minute transfer to the start of our walk at Ennerdale Water.

Today’s walk will showcase stunning scenery as our path takes us along the pretty shores of Ennerdale Water.

This remote region is far less frequented by tourists than the other lakes that make up the Lake District and well worth the effort. From Ennerdale we enjoy a relatively flat walk to the remote Black Sail, before the steep ascent at Loft Beck and the stunning landscapes of Honister Pass.

From here we will transfer to the beautiful Lake District village of Grasmere (45 minutes).

Our accommodation for the night is at the charming Wordsworth Hotel and Spa. Set in the centre of Grasmere with quaint shops and cafes at your doorstep, enjoy time to explore this charming village.

Tonight we enjoy dinner in the hotel restaurant featuring traditional English cuisine with perfectly matched wines.

OPTIONAL ITINERARY:

For those that don’t want to walk today, enjoy a free day in the pretty Lake District town of Grasmere with its array of quaint shops and cafes.

TRAIL NOTES:

6.5hrs. Walk 14.5kms. Or day at leisure Grasmere & Glenridding. Total ascent 900m. Descent 805m.

WALK ITINERARY:

After breakfast, we continue our walking adventure through the Lake District from Grasmere to Glenridding.

The route ascends to the pass of Grisedale Hause and then head up and over St Sunday Crag (840m) and down the valley to the charming Patterdale village.

Note for fitter groups we have the option to take a more challenging route via the summit of Helvellyn which takes an extra 2 hours (3kms extra).

Afterwards, we continue our walk from Patterdale into our hotel at Glenridding. Our accommodation tonight is at the magnificent Inn on the Lake, Ullswater. This 4-star hotel is set on a magnificent 15-acre property on the shores of Lake Ullswater offering breathtaking views and stunning gardens.

Tonight we dine in the hotel’s grand Lake View Restaurant featuring imaginative local cuisine served with wonderful wines.

OPTIONAL ITINERAY:

For those that don’t want to walk today, enjoy a free morning in Grasmere with its array of quaint shops and cafes and then arrive early in Glenridding to enjoy all the facilities of our lakeside hotel.

TRAIL NOTES:

Walk 18km. 6 hrs or option to walk to near Tarn Moor 14kms. Easy gradients. Total ascent and descent 536m.

WALK ITINERARY:

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before our transfer to the start of our walk (60 minutes) through the wild moorlands.

Beyond Sunbiggin Tarn home to abundant birdlife, the route takes you into Smardale, a delightful valley through which a railway once passed and an impressive viaduct can still be seen.

Then it’s over Smardale Fell and a descent into the quaint market town of Kirkby Stephen.

We transfer to our accommodation (10 mins) – the boutique castle at Kirkby Stephens. Augill Castle has been painstakingly restored to its former glory by its current owners. You’ll love the warmth, charm and hospitality of this unique location.

Tonight we enjoy dinner prepared by a private chef.

EASIER OPTION:

For those that want a shorter walk today. Enjoy a 14kms walk to near Tarn Moor. From here you can travel with our vehicle to the Castle earlier, where you can check-in and relax.

TRAIL NOTES:

5 hrs. 18kms or easier option 10kms. Ascents 838m.

WALK ITINERARY:

This morning enjoy a delicious breakfast before we transfer to Keld to the start of our walk (30mins).

The tiny and tranquil village of Keld sits at the head of the Swaledale Valley. Keld’s landscape has four beautiful waterfalls as well as numerous old stone buildings. It was once the heart of a thriving mining industry when the population rose to 6000 in the 19th century.

On today’s walk, you will delight in beautiful panoramas of rolling green hills, pretty rivers, and abandoned stone farmhouses and mines.

After lunch, in the cute village of Gunnerside, our walk continues on to the village of Reeth with its variety of shops.

We walk directly into our hotel at Reeth, the luxurious Burgoyne Hotel, a charming Georgian country house hotel overlooking the village green.

Tonight we enjoy dinner in the hotel restaurant dining on delicious food featuring local produce and wonderful wine.

TRAIL NOTES:

5 hrs. 18kms or easier option 10kms. Ascents 838m.

TRAIL NOTES:

4-6 hrs. 18kms or easier option 8kms. Relatively easy and straight-forward walk with only a few ascents.

WALK ITINERARY:

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we start our walk today.

From the village of Reeth our walk takes us past Marrick Priory once a Benedictine nunnery in 1140. Very little of this building has survived except for the tower.

Our path gradually climbs through woods and then grassy pastures along the way passing the villages of Marrick and Marske. We eventually arrive at the town of Richmond. This beautiful Yorkshire Dales market town has an impressive Norman Castle and a large cobbled market place.

We spend the night at the Kings Head Hotel, Richmond. This hotel has a prime position in the market place square, and has the ideal combination of old-world charm and modern comforts.

Tonight we enjoy dinner in the hotel restaurant featuring fresh local ingredients and perfectly matched wines.

EASIER OPTION:

For those that want an easier option today, walk 8kms from Reeth to Marrick. Our vehicle will meet you here and take you to Richmond where you have the remainder of the day to explore this charming town.

Richmond has an impressive Norman Castle, as well as a number of pretty shops and cafes. Or you can visit the Georgian Theatre Royal  Tour near the hotel. 

TRAIL NOTES:

6 hrs. 20kms or easier option 13kms.

WALK ITINERARY:

This morning enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring to our day’s walk. (40 mins).

Today’s walk takes us into the North Yorks Moors with its rolling hills of purple heather. The North York Moors are one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK covering an area of 1436 square kilometres.

Our walk takes us through woodlands then climbs steeping up to the northern edge of the moors. From here we take in magnificent panoramic views.

We follow the undulating hills to Carlton Bank and arrive at Lord Stone Cafe for a break. Afterwards, we continue our journey enjoying superb views all the way to Clay Bank Top. We transfer to our accommodation 30 minutes away.

Tonight our accommodation is at Gisborough Hall Hotel in Gisborough. Enjoy the 16th century property full of old-world charm and character. Relax in the cosy main lounge and bar area with its roaring log fires and enjoy the warm hospitality and charm of this special property. Each room at the hotel as its own special character and decor as well as ensuite.

Dinner will be in the hotel’s stylish restaurant offering hearty Yorkshire fare and superb wines.

EASIER OPTION:

For those that want an easier option today, walk 13kms to Lord Stones Café, Carlton Bank. From here our vehicle will meet you and take you to your accommodation early.

TRAIL NOTES:

2hrs. 8.5kms.

WALK ITINERARY:

Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the start of the walk. (40 mins).

Today we begin at the village of Littlebeck, pass by the ‘Hermitage’ a huge boulder hollowed out to make a home near the 20m high Falling Foss Waterfall.

We walk through the last section of moors near Greystone hills before reaching the coast, where the trails takes us along a coastal cliff path into Robin Hood’s Bay. This stunning red-roofed village is set on the hillside overlooking the North Sea.

From here we descend down the narrow steep streets of the village till we eventually reach Wainwright’s Bar at the Bay Hotel located on the harbour waterfront. Here we will enjoy a celebratory lunch and take photos near the end’s Coast to Coast plaque!

After lunch, we transfer our guests back to Manchester (2.5 hours) to join onwards flights or be dropped at the hotel.

Please note: this tour can be joined with our West Highland Way walk in Scotland which includes transfers from Robins Hood Bay to Carlisle to visit Hadrian’s Wall and enjoy overnight accommodation before travelling on to Glasgow the following day. 

SAVE UP TO $800 PER COUPLE OR $400 PER PERSON WITH OUR WINTER ESCAPE SPECIALS* ON SELECTED DEPARTURES. HURRY – BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY AND SAVE.

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PERSONALISED TOURS

Our tours are curated to be personal and intimate with a maximum group size of 12 – 16 guests. However, if you’d like to have a bigger group, contact us for more details.

CEO GUIDES

Our guides are CEOs – Chief Experience Officers – and their passion is to give you a world-class walk. We pride ourselves on employing a talented team of passionate CEOs who all have a passion for their tour. They’re committed to your safety and have a genuine desire to provide an enriching, immersive and wow-mazing walking experience.

21 TOURISM AWARDS

We don’t mean to boast but it is awesome to be recognised for having tours that people love walking on. We’ve won 21 Tourism Awards of Excellence including the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Australia’s Best Adventure Company. Awards are great, but our biggest accolade which we value even more, is that our clients come back and travel with us time and time again.

GENUINE ALL-INCLUSIVE

Our walking tours are all genuinely all-inclusive – so once you pay for your tour there are no hidden extras. During your evening meals, you won’t need to put your hand in your pocket to pay for wine as it’s included in the price of the tour and if you tour has a stunning scenic chopper flight or eco wildlife cruise – it’s 100% part of your tour package. What’s more – there are No Credit Cards fees.

FLEXIWALK

Our FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows guests to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. 

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