Coast to Coast 2019


THE COAST TO COAST- St Bees to Kirkby Stephen

Neil, Richard, Barry, Jaq, Glyn, Julie, Karen and Ian have just completed their first section of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walking from St Bees to Kirkby Stephen. With not a drop of rain in the six days walked the weather could not have been better. The accommodation and food was also very enjoyable so a great time was had by all.

The only disappointment on the first days walk from St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge was that access to Dent had been cut off due to tree felling which meant that a lower level diversion had to be taken.

On the second day walking from Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite the clouds cleared making for stunning views of the lakes which we then had for the rest of the walk. Weren't we lucky! 

On the third day when we reached Grasmere Common, we decided to take the high-level route passing over Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag before dropping down into Grasmere.

On the fourth day when Grisdale Tarn was reached we decided, as the weather was so good, to climb Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and White Side on our route to Glenridding where we spent the night.

On the fifth day we walked from Glenridding to Shap calling off at Ramsgill Head before reaching Kidsty Pike so that Richard could claim another bagged Wainwright.

The final day from Shap to Kirkby Lonsdale was quite different as we had now left the Lakes, but nevertheless it was still an enjoyable days walking. We just couldn't resist taking a diversion into Orton so we could have tea,  coffee and cakes at the Chocolate Factory!

We are all looking forward to completing our journey to Robin Hoods Bay in October. 


Photos from St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge can be seen ‘here’
Photos from Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite can be seen ‘here’
Photos from Rosthwaite to Grasmere can be seen ‘here’
Photos from Grasmere to Glenridding can be seen ‘here’
Photos from Glenridding to Shap can be seen ‘here’
Photos from Shap to Kirkby Stephen can be seen ‘here’