Whitehaven To St. Bees

Twelve months ago, I set off on a coastal walk from Whitehaven to St. Bees, and then a little further inland, back to my home in West Cumbria. The route was approximately 13 mile in total. I’ve done the walk quite a few times, but on this occasion, I recorded it on my GoPro too (see below).

Looking Along The Coast Towards Whitehaven
  • I’d recommend for those wanting to do this walk, that they should set off from Whitehaven, then catch a train at St. Bees for the return journey.
Candlestick Chimney, Whitehaven
Candlestick Chimney, A Relic From Whitehaven’s Mining Past

The Cumbria coast is littered with the remains of an industrial past, and has a wealth of wildlife.

It’s a lovely walking route, where you can while away the hours, away from the hustle and bustle of town life.

Industrial Past
Observe Signage – There Are Steep Drops Into The Sea

The coast is simply teeming with wildlife in the summer months – if you visit, don’t miss the spectacular seabird colonies.

The colony of Guillemots at St. Bees is the only one in North West England. They’re a gorgeous bird, and well worth a look, from one of the three viewing points.

Nesting Black Guillemots
Nesting Black Guillemots
Black Guillemots
Black Guillemots

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