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Coast to Coast Walk
Part 9 - Catterick Bridge to Ingleby Cross
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Coast to Coast route map

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Itinerary
St Bee's to Ennerdale Bridge
Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite
Rosthwaite to Patterdale
Patterdale to Shap
Shap to Kirkby Stephen
Kirkby Stephen to Keld
Keld to Grinton Lodge
Grinton Lodge to Catterick Bridge
Catterick Bridge to Ingleby Cross
Ingleby Cross to Clay Bank Top
Clay Bank Top to Glaisdale
Glaisdale to Robin Hood's Bay
Robin Hood's Bay to Scarborough

Miles 13.0
14.5
15.4
15.5
19.3
14.0
12.2
14.0
16.7
11.2
18.5
17.4
15.1

      Required Ordnance Survey Maps:
      (Explorer Series 1:25,000)

  • OL33 St Bee's Head to Keld
  • OL34 Keld to Robin Hood's Bay
  • 303 Whitehaven and Workington
  • OL4 English Lakes - North Western Area
  • OL5 English Lakes - North Eastern Area
  • OL19 Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Valley
  • OL30 Yorkshire Dales - North & Central Areas
  • 302 Northallerton & Thirsk
  • OL26 North York Moors - West
  • OL27 North York Moors - East


  • Read personal journals of walking the Coast to Coast Path on my Links Page

Day Nine - Catterick Bridge to Ingleby Cross

elevation profile
Statistics:
Start: Catterick Bridge Difficulty: Moderate
Start (OS ref): SE227993 Total Climbing: 151 metres
Finish: Ingleby Cross Longest Climb: 25 metres
Finish (OS ref): NZ450007 Hazards: Lots of road walking (care crossing A167)
Maps (1:25,000): Explorer OL30, Explorer 302 Refreshments: Bolton on Swale
Distance: 16.7 miles (26.8 km) Route Map: Download Memory Map Route
Estimated Time: 6 hours Route Map: Download GPS Route (.gpx file)

The Story of the Walk:

Note: The daily records are from my diary written during the course of the walk with additional notes in italics.

Streetlam Lovesome Hill
At Streetlam, about halfway on the tedious section Crossing the A167 ends the tarmac hell

Left, Right, Left, Right. Road all the way to Danby Wiske and to cap it al I got a right drenching at Danby as the heavens opened. I set a good pace though. Feet and legs definitely were definitely on the mend (new softer canvas walking boots helping!) and Lovesome Hill to Ingleby Cross was effortless. The road walking I had to endure today was a perfect stamina builder for the climax of the walk. Today's walk was also a nostalgia trip in local surroundings. I grew up and played in many of the areas I passed through today, particularly in places between Danby Wiske and Ingleby Cross for I was born and raised in Brompton, a village that lies only 2 miles south of the route of the walk between these two spots.  Admittedly crossing the Vale of Mowbray on flat roads and through farmland is a little bland but it adds miles and fulfils the purpose of the crossing of Northern England. At least tomorrow offers good aspects with the beginning of the North York Moors and the great views from the Cleveland Hills.

Yarm railway Siddle Grange
The Northallerton to Yarm railway at Wray House Pasture walking near Siddle Grange

For the walking purists this is the nadir of the whole event and the road walking is hard on the feet. All you can do is slog it out and look forward to the next few days over the North York Moors and the climax of the walk.


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