The section of the walk starts roughly at the half-way point of the full Coast to Coast trail.
From Kirkby Stephen, you will leave the county of Cumbria and move into the county of Yorkshire. Crossing the Pennines, which is the backbone of Britain, all rivers now flow to the North Sea and you will be following the Swale as it heads for the coast over the next few days. Despite these trail defining features, the most remarkable part for many walkers is walking over the peat bogs of the Pennines. Moving then into the Yorkshire Dales and through the tranquil Vale of Mowbray, you will then enter the third national park on the Coast to Coast, the North York Moors National Park.
Here you will clamber up and down the moorlands heading for the coast before a final cliff top walk down and into Robin Hoods Bay where you can dip your well-weathered feet in the North Sea.
Arrive into Kirkby Stephen. This market town at the foot of the Pennine range in the Eden Valley makes a picturesque start to this section. Here you can enjoy a hearty meal and sample some locally brewed ale.