When you are planning a Coast To Coast walk, one of the first things you need to do is to work out where you are staying each night, there's no point planning any further until you know that you have somewhere to stay each night. Most places these days have websites that you can check to see if they have a room or an email address to ask them how much a room would cost. Once you have decided where you want to walk to each day, look for accommodation at the end and contact them through website, email or ring them (I prefer something in writing like an email so you can double check the details) and see what is available. Don't book anywhere until you know that you can get accommodation for the full route otherwise you might have to call them back and cancel or change dates. Below are a few suggestions of places that you might want to stay on your journey and the distance from the start at St. Bees and were open in 2014 but places open and close all the time so it's no guarantee that the places below will still be open. Accommodation along the Coast to Coast path is quite easy to find in most places but there are some areas where you might struggle, so you might have to book somewhere just off the route but some owners will drive you back to the route next day after breakfast if you ask them before booking.

St. Bees - The Start

There's a good chance that you'll want to stay here before starting the walk the next day and St. Bees has plenty of Pubs, Bed and Breakfasts and Guest Houses as most seaside villages and towns have. I have stayed at the Albert Hotel which has single rooms and quite cheap too and there's also the Tomlin Guest House which is near the start at the beach. Other places include Queen's Hotel, The Manor Inn, Stonehouse Farm which also allows camping as does the Seacote Caravan park.

Cleator - 9 Miles

In Moor Row, just before Cleator there is the Jasmine House bed and breakfast and just outside Cleator there is the Grove Court Hotel and Ennerdale Country House. Parkside Hotel is a couple of miles away in Cleator Moor but they offer a free lift from Cleator and back the next day.

Ennerdale Bridge - 14 Miles

If you are camping, the Low Cock How Farm might be your stop for the night just before Ennerdale Bridge and in the village it's a choice between the Shepherd's Arms Hotel the Fox and Hounds or a guest house called Cloggers in the village.

Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite 14 to 29 Miles

Between these locations, accommodation can be found at the Ennerdale Youth Hostel which is about 7 miles from Ennerdale, you can camp there as well. After the youth hostel there is a choice of a high and low route and if you go the high route your next accommodation is Honnister Youth Hostel at the slate mines. If you go the low route the next accommodation before Honnister is the Black Sail Youth Hostel. Longthwaite is just before Rosthwaite and here you will find Borrowdale Youth Hostel where you can camp and Gillercombe bed and breakfast.

Rosthwaite - 29 Miles

Rosthwaite has a few options but they can be pricey including Nook Farm, Yew Tree Farm, Royal Oak Hotel and Scafell Hotel. A camping option would be the Chapel Farm campsite in Stonethwaite which also has the Knotts View bed and breakfast.

Grasmere - 38 Miles

Grasmere is a busy little village during the tourist season and therefore has plenty of places to stay, including the Youth Hostel which allows camping, Thorney How and Grasmere Independant hostels as well as countless Hotels, Pubs and bed and breakfasts in the village or just outside.

Patterdale - 46 Miles

Patterdale is a nice little village with a Youth Hostel where you can camp as well as the White Lion Inn, Grisedale Lodge, School House, Crookabeck accommodations. Camping can be at the Hostel or Side Farm Campsite.

Bampton - 60 Miles

Bampton is slightly of the Coast to Coast path but it has accommodation, the Mardale Inn and Crown and Mitre are about a mile from the path.

Shap - 63 Miles

Shap is a long village with a busy road going through it but at least it has a few places to stay like New Ing Lodge which has rooms, shared rooms and also camping in it's grounds. Also in the village is the Kings Arms, and Greyhound Hotel although at the time of writing this was Closed. There are also a couple of guesthouses in the village Brookfield and The Hermitage.

Orton - 72 Miles

Orton is slightly off the path but you can stay at the George Hotel which also has camping pitch's, Chestnut Garth and Barn House are two possible other places to stay the night in Orton.

Kirkby Stephen - 83 Miles

The small market town of Kirkby Stephen has plenty of accommodation, including the Kirkby Stephen Hostel or the Pennine View campsite as well as more expensive options. The Black Bull is somehwere I have stayed and there's also lots of Bed and Breakfasts including Eden House, Bollam Cottage, Old Croft House, Fletchers House, Jolly Farmers and Castle View.

Keld - 95 Miles

Just before Keld you will come to Park House Campsite and Keld Bunkhouse which also does hot meals at night and breakfast. In Keld, the old youth hostel is now Keld Lodge and there's also a campsite at Park Lodge where you will also find a tea room.

Reeth - 106 Miles

Reeth is where the high and low routes from Keld meet up again and the busy but pretty little market town has quite a few places to stay the night including the Black Bull, Buck Hotel and the Kings Arms. There are also a few Bed and Breakfast houses including The School House just outside the village and Hackney House, Arkleside, The Laurels, Ivy Cottage and Hillary House.

Grinton - 107 Miles

Just after Reeth is the small village of Grinton and here you will find the Youth Hostel a short walk up the steep hill past the church and just outside the village. A very nice looking Hostel, you can also camp overnight here. In the village itself, the Bridge Inn has rooms and also does evening meals, which you might want to have instead of cooking your own food at the Youth Hostel if you are staying there.

Richmond - 117 Miles

I've never stayed in Richmond while doing a Coast to Coast walk, I've always been in a hurry to get out of the town as it feels far too busy after many days walking in peace and quiet and not much traffic. Such a busy market town however has plenty places to stay if you wish, including the Buck, Talbot, Black Lion and King's Head Hotels and a few Bed and Breakfast's including Frenchgate, Rosedale, Pottergate and The Old Brewery Guesthouse but Richmond has lots more, but has no campsite, the next one being in Brompton about 5 Miles further on.

Brompton on Swale - 122 Miles

Just after you pass over/under the busy A1(M) road at Catterick Bridge and Racecourse and the Bridge House Hotel but on the left you will find Brompton On Swale, which includes the Brompton Camping Barn where you can either camp or enjoy a bit more luxury and stay in the barn in one of the rooms and share the facilities, there is also a shop just over the road.

Danby Wiske - 131 Miles

The small village has the White Swan which offers rooms, meals and also a place to camp and also the Old School and Ashfield are Bed and Breakfasts in the village

Oaktree Hill - 133 Miles

If you can't get accommodation in Danby Wiske, Lovesome Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast is 2 Miles on and just off the main path but it offers rooms as well as a Bunkhouse.

Ingleby Cross - 140 Miles

After you have sprinted over the racetrack that is otherwise known as the A19 Dual Carriageway, you might think about staying the night at The Blue Bell Inn which also has camping or the Park House bed and breakfast just a little further on as you enter the woods, they also do meals.

Osmotherley - 141 Miles

Leave the main path on the woodland path when it joins the Cleveland Way and head down into Osmotherley where you'll find a Youth Hostel just outside the village which does meals and a busyCampsite just before it. In the village itself are the Queen Catherine Hotel, The 3 Tuns and Vane House accommodation options.

Carlton Bank to Clay Bank - 148 to 152 Miles

Accommodation along this stretch of the route can be found but it will involve a detour from the path but you find find that the accommodation will provide transport to pick you up at Carlton Bank or Clay Bank and return you there in the morning after breakfast. The village of Great Broughton offers you Ingle Hill, Newlands House and the Wainstones Hotel and is about 3 miles from the Coast to Coast path.

Chop Gate - 154 Miles

Chop Gate is a similar distance from the path in the other direction and offers you the Buck Inn which does evening meals and just outside the village is the West Cote bed and breakfast, where I have stayed before, they offer free lifts to Clay Bank next day.

Farndale - 159 Miles

The small village of Farndale is slightly off the path and has the Feversham Arms Inn which does evening meals and the Farndale Camping Barn just outside the village but only stay here if you're desperate for accommodation as I don't think I've stayed in a worse camping barn in my life, we couldn't wait to leave the next morning...very early. The walk out of Farndale in the morning is a long uphill road to the Lion Inn.

Blakey Ridge - 161 Miles

The famous Lion Inn can be found here on the path and you can either camp here or have a room, they serve evening meals and is a very popular place for people passing.

Glaisedale - 171 Miles

Here might be the last night on your Coast to Coast walk and you can find the Arncliffe Arms near the Railway Station after passing through the village where you can get an evening meal and the Beggars Bridge bed and breakfast just across from it. Camping can be done at Hollins Farm which can be found just before the start of the village. Outside the village, the very nice Bank House Farm Hostel can be found but this is far from a Hostel, it's a lovely modern house with lovely touches and plenty of beds upstairs, they will pick you up from Glaisedale and return you the next morning. In the small village there is also the Greenhowe and Laneside bed and breakfasts.

Grosmont - 174 Miles

Just before the village, you can camp at Priory Farm and in the village you can find the Station Tavern, Linten House, Lisvane, Grosmont House and The Gallery which are a few of the Bed and Breakfasts in the village.

Littlebeck - 178 Miles

If you are spending your final night of the walk in Littlebeck it will be at Intake Farm which has Bed and Breakfast but also Camping facilities.

Robin Hood's Bay - 192 Miles - The End

You may want to head home after you finish at Robin Hoods Bay as you've been away for maybe 2 weeks but if you choose to stay in or around Robin Hood's Bay, you can either continue over half a mile along the Cleveland Way to reach the Youth Hostel at Boggle Hole or perhaps camp at Middlewood Farm Holiday Park. In the village itself are many Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts and Pubs to stay in, as you'd expect from a popular seaside location. A few of these are The Bay and Victoria Hotels, the Smugglers Bistro, Clarence Dene, West Royd and Manning Tree are a few of the many choices of accommodation in Robin Hoods Bay.

Scarborough and Whitby - After you finish

If you prefer to stay the night outside Robin Hoods Bay , there are regular buses from beside the shop up the hill that will take you to either Scarborough or Whitby where more accommodation can be found plus plenty of places to get a meal and shops. Scarborough and Whitby also have Railway Stations to get a train home in the morning.