The Mountain Bike Coast to Coast: Hostels and Bunkhouses

This 207 mile route from St Bees (Egremont) on the Cumbria coast to Robin Hoods Bay on the Yorkshire Coast, uses bridleways and mountain bike trails to take a slightly different route from the Coast to Coast walk. Exploring wild ground, with total of 23,000 feet in climb, the route earns the glorious views over wild landscapes.

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Mountain Bike Coast to Coast.  MTB trail 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 punishing, exhilarating and adrenalin filled!  High points include Black Sail and Tan Hill. There are some road sections notably between the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.  Some people have attempted it in 24 hours but most do it over a number of days and independent hostels are a perfect accommodation choice.  Many of our hostels have bike storage and washdown areas and some even have repair facilities.  Providing bedding and cooking facilities means you don’t have to carry a sleeping bag and camp stove and many also offer evening meals and breakfast so you don’t even need to carry provisions. 

  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.