A morning at St Bees

Finding time to get out walking over winter months can be fairly difficult. Shorter days, inclement weather and dare I say it in November, Christmas preparations, all playing their part. So it’s really important to grab those little windows of opportunity when they arise. This morning I had the luxury of a few spare hours and the forecast was looking pretty good so I headed to St Bees, the start of our incredibly popular Coast to Coast walking holiday.

St Bees

The light was lovely first thing this morning. My intention was to walk onto the head and along to Fleswick Bay, but not before I’d taken time to marvel at the colours on the wet sands.

Reflections on St Bees beach

The reflections of the clouds were fabulous.

On the Beach

There were one or two people out walking their dogs too. Everyone sporting hats and gloves this morning.

St Bees Head

Once I’d had my fill of the reflections I made my way up onto the head. It makes for quite an invigorating start for those walking the entire 190 mile Coast to Coast to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire.

Fleswick Bay

The sun was shining on Fleswick Bay as I approached. The bay is naturally bypassed on this clifftop section of the Coast to Coast, but it’s well worth the short detour off the main path.

Fleswick Bay

Atmospheric skies this morning making things a little darker than I’d hoped. On blue sky days the cliff face is rich with colour.


There are a number of what I take to be remnants from a boat engine half sank and sand.

Natural Colours

In addition to the rust they appear to be taking on the reds of the sandstone and settling in well to their surroundings.

Back to St Bees

Time was limited and soon I was making my way back to St Bees again. It had been a thoroughly enjoyable and much needed few hours out in the fresh sea air.

Client Feedback

All in all, we had a fabulous experience and an absolutely wonderful walk. We walked through some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, which was really special. It was very tough in places, and there were moments when I didn’t think I could keep going, but the sense of achievement at the end was worth every challenging mile, and we have already recommended you to several of our walking friends. We will definitely be back to do another walk with you. Thank you for everything.

Coast to Coast, July 2017
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I have just returned from my Cotswold Way – the experience was delightful. Your staff handled our trip professionally, the B&B “innkeepers” were all engaging and competent. In short it was a great trip. Thanks again for your professionalism and flexibility.

Cotswold Way, September 2017
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Very pleased with all our accommodations, meals and luggage delivery, Thanks for the great holiday.

Hadrian’s Wall Walk, August 2017
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