Coast to Coast, Central (Orton to Ingleby Cross)

Total distance covered; 70 miles (113kms)
6 days walking based in Richmond

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Richmond, our base for the central section of the Coast to Coast, is an historic town standing on the banks of the river Swale and dominated by its fine 11th century castle. There are numerous fine buildings and places of interest, including the unique Georgian theatre which dates from 1788, a curious parish church which once had a row of shops below the north isle, and a cobbled market square.

View across parkland to the town of richmond, with the massive castle towering over its surroundings

Richmond has a range of inns, restaurants and takeaways offering food in the evenings. It also has a number of shops where one can purchase the makings of a packed lunch.

The daily meeting point in Richmond is the market cross in Market Place.

Accommodation; There is a range of accommodation in Richmond and details can be found on the following websites:

Alternatively, an accommodation guide can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre in Richmond, whose contact details are as follows:

Richmond Tourist Information Centre, Market Hall, Market Place, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4QL
Tel: 01748 826468

How to reach Richmond by public transport; The closest railway station is at Darlington (12 miles distant). National Express run frequent coach services to Darlington and, less frequently, to Catterick. There are local bus services from Darlington to Richmond (every 30 minutes) and from Catterick to Richmond. Richmond Tourist Information Centre will be able to supply times for the local bus services.

If you are completing more than one section of the Coast to Coast the dates allow for a full day (the Saturday) to make the transfer from Keswick to Richmond and/or Richmond to Whitby. For the convenience of guests without their own means of conveyance, who would prefer not to use public transport, there will be a minibus transfer available at a cost of £30 per passenger, per transfer.

General information on Richmond and the Yorkshire Dales can be found on the following websites:

Cicerone Press and Trailblazer both produce an informative guidebook for this route.


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Holiday Options 2023

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Date:Sep 10 - Sep 15, 2023
Grade:3 - 2
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Daily Itinerary 

Day 1: Kirkby Stephen 12 miles (19kms)
Day 2: Kirkby Stephen to Keld 13 miles (21kms)
Day 3: Keld to Reeth 11 miles (18kms)
Day 4: Richmond 11 miles (18kms)
Day 5: Richmond to Streetlam 12 miles (19kms)
Day 6: Streetlam to Ingleby Cross 11 miles (18kms)



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