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Coast to Coast Walk

St Bees, Saint Bees CA27 OET, UK

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About Coast to Coast Walk

The Coast to Coast Path was devised by Alfred Wainwright, as an alternative to the north-south Pennine Way. It covers 190 miles from the sea cliffs of St Bees on the Irish Sea through three national parks to Robin Hood’s Bay’s fishing village on the North Sea.  This is the more popular direction, and the one given in the original and most of the current guides, and is the direction which keeps the prevailing wind and rain at one's back, and the evening sun out of one's eyes.

Attractions near Coast to Coast Walk

Ennerdale Water14.86km from Coast to Coast Walk

Ennerdale is the most westerly of the lakes, and the most remote, so it offers, even in high season, a place to escape. It is a deep glacial lake, 2.5 miles long 3/4 mile wide and 148 feet deep. It is a reservoir used for drinking water to supply the surrounding towns and villages. To the west of the lake lies the hamlet of Ennerdale Bridge, consisting of two pubs and a few houses. It is close to the port of Whitehaven.

Loweswater20.27km from Coast to Coast Walk

Loweswater is a peaceful lake that is often bypassed and nestled in a wooded valley in the far west of the Lake District.  The lake is owned by the National Trust and rowboats can be hired from Watergate Farm located at the southern end of the lake. The lake is unusual in the radial drainage pattern of the Lake District in draining towards the center of the Lake District.

Crummock Water20.93km from Coast to Coast Walk

Crummock Water is the longest of three lakes in the Buttermere Valley cared for by the National Trust. This long lake is often ignored by visitors in favour of its smaller neighbour, Buttermere, and as such it offers a quieter alternative for a lakeside picnic and paddle if you are willing to walk a short distance.

Wast Water20.94km from Coast to Coast Walk

Wastwater is perhaps the most awe-inspiring of all the lakes. Surrounded by mountains, Red Pike, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, and Scafell Pike – England’s highest mountain.  The view takes in the lake with the mountains of Yewbarrow, Great Gable, and Lingmell behind. It forms the basis for the National Park's logo. Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, lies at the top of Lingmell.

Muncaster Castle20.98km from Coast to Coast Walk

Muncaster Castle is a privately owned castle overlooking the River Esk, about a mile east of the west-coastal town of Ravenglass in Cumbria, England. The place is now corruptly known as "Muncaster", which first appeared in a Cumberland church register in 1577, the original name according to all old evidence and records being "Mulcaster", registered in the pipe rolls of Cumberland circa 1150.

Rannerdale Knotts21.96km from Coast to Coast Walk

Rannerdale Knotts is a fell in the Lake District of Cumbria, England. Rising from the Buttermere valley, it is one of the smaller Cumbrian hills and is overlooked by a number of surrounding fells. Rannerdale was once the site of a settlement that shows continuous habitation from stone-age times up to medieval times when it was abandoned. One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend a nice time there.

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The largest and most widespread industry in Cumbria is tourism. The Lake District National Park alone receives some 15.8 million visitors every year.World-famous for its beautiful lakes and mountainous fells, carved out long ago by glaciers, the Lake District today is a playground for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.