The walk, devised by the author Alfred Wainwright in 1973, starts and finishes with dramatic coastal views and encompasses three national parks, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Each day is distinctly different with ever changing countryside interspersed with rural villages, market towns, pubs, churches, priories, abbeys and even a Norman castle. Text and Images: Ben Walker. Taken from Coast to Coast: an interactive guide. Available soon as an iPhone app, a book for iPad and a Kindle Book, all published by World Adventure Guides.