St Bees - St Bees Head - Whitehaven Linear

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The coastline adjacent to the Lake District often takes second place to the mountains and lakes: unjustifiably so, as this walk shows.

Most descriptions of this popular linear walk are in a southerly direction, so I decided to try it out in the opposite direction. It shares a common start with Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk. The land is owned by the National Trust and St Bees Head clifftops are an RSPB reserve.

Return is by a ten-minute train journey, or parking in Whitehaven and catching a train to St Bees, taking in St Bees Priory on arrival, is a good plan.

Whitehaven is full of history and was once the country's third largest port.

England - North England - Cumbria - Coast

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Castle, Flowers, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Museum, National Trust, Public Transport, Sea

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26.1 Miles