This first section of Wainwrights Coast to Coast walk will take you from St Bee’s on the Cumbrian coast and the Irish Sea through the Lake District to the foot of the Pennine’s and the market town of Kirkby Stephen.
Initially, you will follow the coast along the cliff tops before turning inland and entering the Lake District National Park. Here you will traverse the valleys and fells (mountains) that this area is famous for. Along this route, you will also have ample opportunity to taste traditional English meals prepared with fresh local ingredients as well as sample some real local brewed ale or simply enjoy a good cup of tea at the end of your days walk!
Arrive at St Bees. This coastal village on the Cumbrian coast has a large sandy beach and just north of the village is the looming red sandstone cliffs of St Bees Head and the largest seabird colony in north-west England.