Coast to Coast on the Ravenber Way
The Ravenber Way is a 210½ mile (336.8 km) long-distance coast-to-coast walk across northern England from Ravenglass in Cumbria to Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland.
Other route options and alternative routes have been included in the book 'Coast to Coast on the Ravenber Way'.
Alfred Wainwright's approved route passes Lakeland's finest array of peaks encompassing Wasdale Head, and traces the way used by Roman soldiers over the High Street Range, crosses the pastoral Eden Valley, climbs over the high Pennines, traverses the northern moors and heads on into the ancient kingdom of Northumbria. Beyond the Roman Wall lies the fell country, the Simonside Hills and the beautiful slopes and ridges of the Cheviots. Finally, the walk ends on an idyllic note, as it follows the leafy valley of the River Till and along the banks of the mighty Tweed to reach the North Sea.
Wainwright always maintained that people should be encouraged to plan out new routes, to experience the joy of participation, and to be thrilled with the challenge of a long-distance walk.
The route passes through two National Parks and other areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The walk is divided into 14 sections.
Comprehensive and detailed route maps support the description of the journey. The text provides a wealth of absorbing background information that includes the history and physical nature of the landscape.
As well as the detailed information about the Main Route of The Ravenber, there are also numerous suggestions for alternative routes along the way. These details may be useful when it comes to the booking of accommodation.
The foreword to 'Coast to Coast on the Ravenber Way' was written by Betty Wainwright
N.B. Ron was involved with the planning and completion of his own long walk of 1320 miles from Cape Wrath to Lands End in 1990, and the guidebook to the Ravenber Way was published in 1997.
Alfred Wainwright died on the 20th January 1991, and therefore did not get to see the published guidebook.
Some Useful Links
Ravenber Way Accommodation List www.landscapeheritage.co.uk/accommodation.htm Long Distance Walkers Association www.ldwa.org.uk Specialist support provider for long distance paths of Northern England, including The Ravenber Way. www.wanderingaengustreks.com Pennine Journey www.penninejourney.org.uk Wainwright Society www.wainwright.org.uk Walkingworld www.walkingworld.com Hethpool House www.hethpoolhouse.co.uk Howgills and Limestone Trail www.howgillsandlimestonetrail.org.uk
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Updated 6 July 2016