Q and A Section
to advice section]
I've planned everything and packed, how do I get to the starting point
of the walk using public transport?
Trains from London and Manchester stop at Carlisle. Change there for
trains to St. Bees but please note that there are no trains from Carlisle
to St Bees on a Sunday so Whitehaven is the alternative route. After
you've triumphally entered (or staggered into) Robin Hood's Bay at the
finish, catch a bus to Scarborough. From there, take a train to York,
where you can board many trains to London and elsewhere.
don't want to carry all your gear, there are several companies such
as Coast to Coast Packhorse which will carry your luggage from one point
to the next (assuming you are following Wainwright's classic route).
The Packhorse service can also carry a limited number of walkers who
are injured or ill, and unable to do the next stage of the walk.