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England Coast Path - Whitehaven To Silecroft


51 km / 32 miles
A 32 mile long section of the England Coast Path from Whitehaven, heading southwards to Silecroft. The route starts with the classical coastal walk to St Bees, passing the official start of Alfred Wainwright's famous 'Coast to Coast' walk including the highest cliffs in the north west of England. It then passes Sellafield, the seaside village of Seascale and Ravenglass. Just off the route, there are several railway stations which could be used to split the section into shorter stretches.
There are two short, approved alternative routes in the areas around Sellafield and Ravenglass Stations. These have not been included here.


Path Type: National Trails (England & Wales)
Waymark: National Trail Acorn
Attributes: Paths marked on OS mapping
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Start: NX967183 - Whitehaven, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Finish: SD121811 - Silecroft, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Web Sites: National Trails - England Coast Path

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

General Interest Book England Coast Path: 1,100 Mini Adventures Around the World's Longest Coastal Path  (Bloomsbury  - 2023 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 89, 96
OS Landranger Active 89, 96
OS Explorer 6, 303
OS Explorer Active 6, 303

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Route Profile:

51.3 km (31.9 miles)
912 m (2,992 ft) ascent
102 m (335 ft)  maximum height

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