Accommodation on the Mountain Bike Coast to Coast. The Tim Woodcock Route.
As outlined in Tim Woodcock’s guide: The Coast-to-coast Mountain Bike Route Pack. This route is usually travelled west to east using bridleways and other off road routes to cross the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors to Robin Hood’s Bay on the Yorkshire Coast. The route is hard work, exhilarating and adrenaline filled! High points include Black Sail and Tan Hill. There are some road sections notably between the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. There is a good choice of independent hostels and bunkhouses along the route and these provide great facilities for mountain bikers. Many have bike storage and wash down areas and some even have bike repair facilities. The hostels provide self catering accommodation, often with meals available in the accommodation or nearby.
You can find the GPS for the route here.
Location of accommodation on the Mountain Bike Coast to Coast (West to East)
LOW GILLERTHWAITE FIELD CENTRE Ennerdale. Close to the start of the Mountain Bike Coast to Coast. A few miles off route.
ELTERWATER HOSTEL, Elterwater. On the Mountain Bike Coast to Coast route
RYDAL HALL YOUTH CENTRE, Rydal. Group accommodation on the MTB C2C
Now Closed: AMBLESIDE BACKPACKERS, Ambleside. On the MTB coast to coast.
MAGGS HOWE CAMPING BARN, Kentmere. Camping Barn and B&B on the Mountain Bike C2C route
NEW ING LODGE, Shap. Provides meals, beer and accommodation on the MTB Trail Coast to Coast.
KIRKBY STEPHEN HOSTEL, Krikby Stephen. In the centre of the village on the Mountain Bike Coast to Coast route.
DALES BIKE CENTRE, Fremington. Half a mile East of Reeth on the Mountain Bike Coast to Coast
Now Closed: RICHMOND CAMPING BARN, was 3 miles west of Richmond.
BROMPTON ON SWALE BUNKBARN, 3 miles east of Richmond.
COTE GHYLL MILL, Osmotherly. On the MTB Trail Coast to Coast.
BANK HOUSE FARM HOSTEL, Glaisdale. One mile from the Mountain Bike Coast to Coast and route one mile west of Glaisdale.
Mountain Bike Coast to Coast
Bransdale Mill, Bransdale, Fadmoor, York YO62 7JLBransdale Mill is an eighteenth century Grade II listed water mill, converted by the National Trust to provide comfortable bunkhouse accommodation for 12 people. It is full of historic character with flag-stone floors, wooden beams and a log burner.
Market Street, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4QQKirkby Stephen Hostel, a former Methodist Church accommodates visitors amongst beautiful authentic features; stained glass, arches & panels. The market town of Kirkby Stephen, is on the Coast to Coast path, the Walney to Wear Cycle Route, the Howgill Hills, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes.
Elterwater, Ambleside LA22 9HXElterwater Youth Hostel, now independent, is located in the peaceful village of Elterwater, in the Langdale valley, 15 mins' drive from Ambleside. A friendly welcome awaits individuals, family and groups enjoying the gentle riverside meanders or the Langdale Pikes, Bowfell and Scafell. Pub nearby.
Bank House Farm, Glaisdale, Whitby YO21 2QABank House farm Hostel is a luxury bunkbarn, a camping barn and B&B on an organic farm in beautiful Glaisdale Dale on the North York Moors. 1 mile from Wainwrights Coast to Coast walk. The Bunkbarn is ideal for groups & the camping barn provides simple, single-night shelter for walkers or cyclists.
24 Richmond Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7HEBrompton on Swale Bunkbarn, on a small working farm 3 miles east of Richmond, provides simple accommodation, a pot of tea for weary walkers and safe storage for bikes on the Coast to Coast. Close to the Yorkshire Dales, Swaledale, Wensleydale, Richmond Castle & Ellerton Lakes. Dogs are welcome.
Routen Farm Cottage, Ennerdale, CA23 3AUThe Wild Wool Barn, nestled in the peace of the Ennerdale Valley, overlooking Ennerdale Water, provides luxury bunkhouse accommodation for 6 (plus up to 4 camping) with a traditional wood-burning stove. Get away from it all and explore the rarely visited Western Lake District.
Ennerdale, Cleator, CA23 3AXLow Gillerthwaite Field Centre is in the Ennerdale valley, one of the most beautiful and least spoilt valleys in the Lake District. At the foot of Pillar and Red Pike. Well equipped for groups but welcoming all, it is the perfect base for walking, climbing, wildlife, mountain biking and canoeing.
Rookin House Farm, Troutbeck, Ullswater,Penrith,Cumbria, CA11 0SSRookin House Camping Barn is at heart of the Lake District surrounded by some of the best walking in Cumbria, from strenuous hikes up Blencathra to gentle meanders along Aira Force. The Barn provides centrally heated self catering accommodation popular with walkers year round and close to the C2C.
Osmotherley, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 3AHIn a beautiful and secluded valley in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, Cote Ghyll Mill ( also known as Osmotherley Youth Hostel) is a perfect base for exploring the moors, dales & coast. Next to Cod Beck reservoir, Cleveland Way, Coast to Coast and at start of Lyke Wake Walk.
Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LXSituated next to Rydal Beck in the heart of the Lake District, Rydal Hall Bunkhouse provides self catering accommodation for groups in 30 acres of garden, woodland and natural beauty in the grounds of the Lake District Rydal Hall. En suite rooms in the Hall, Eco pods and camping also available.
New Ing Lodge, Main Street, Shap, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3LXNew Ing Lodge B&B and hostel offers comfortable, friendly, accommodation with delicious food in the Lake District village of Shap. On Wainwright's Coast to Coast, the Westmorland Way and the Miller's Way close to the Howgills and the Pennine Fells. Perfect for individual walkers and groups.
The White House, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO13 0DAScarborough Youth Hostel, a 17th century water mill, is on a quiet riverside. Scarborough YHA is a perfect base for exploring the coast and country of the North York or for a fun filled, seaside break. Surf schools, safe beaches and miles of paths, tracks and quiet lanes for walkers & cyclists.
Parks Barn, Fremington, Richmond, Yorkshire Dales DL11 6AWDales Bike Centre, Swaledale, in the Yorkshire Dales, is the centre of cycling in Yorkshire! Facilities include an on-site café, well stocked bike shop, bike hire, bike wash, fully equipped workshop, drying room and lots of friendly advice. Walkers, families and groups welcome. Close to 4 pubs.