112 pages, 115 colour photos, 16 colour illustrations, 28 colour maps
This challenging walk of 184 miles (296 km) crosses the north of England from St Bees on the Irish Sea to Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea. It passes through three National Parks – the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors – with fine scenery, welcoming pubs and plenty of accommodation. Devised by the legendary Wainwright, the Coast to Coast is England's most popular walk. Coast to Coast is richly illustrated with 115 photographs, 28 pages of maps (scale 1:50,000) and 16 altitude profiles. The format is lightweight, robust and waterproof.
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A dedicated lifelong walker, Sandra Bardwell worked in Melbourne, Australia, as an archivist and historian after doing a PhD on the history of national parks in her home state of Victoria. In her spare time she wrote a regular column about bushwalking (hiking) in Melbourne's leading daily newspapers, and many articles and books on walking and national parks in south-eastern Australia. She has been based in Scotland since 1989, and they live beside Loch Ness. In recent years she has written guidebooks for Lonely Planet (Italy, Ireland, France, Scotland, Australia), Rucksack Readers (Ireland and Scotland) and Sunflower Books (Croatia and Poland-Slovakia, 2006). This is her fifth book published by Rucksack Readers.