The Coast to Coast Mountain Bike route covers 207 miles from St Bees (Egremont) on the Cumbria coast to Robin Hoods Bay on the Yorkshire coast. There is accommodation along the trail in independent hostels and bunkhouses. The route uses bridleways and mountain bike trails and takes a slightly different route from the Coast to Coast walk, varying a lot from the C2C road cycle route. Exploring wild ground, with total of 23,000 feet in climb, the cyclist earns the glorious views over wild landscapes.
Mountain Bike Coast to Coast
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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.