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.

Engine

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

Would you use Mickledore again? Yes, this was my fourth time with Mickledore and I have always been impressed with the route planning and accommodations enroute.

, September 2017
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Thank you so much for excellent organisation of my trip. I thoroughly enjoyed it all and appreciated very much knowing that there was back up (if needed), and that everything was so well planned and organised.

I’d certainly recommend Mickledore to anyone wanting to do a long distance walk and have it oranised and managed for them.

Hadrian’s Wall Walk, July 2017
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Once again thank you for a very enjoyable holiday. We have walked in the Lake District for many years but this year, walking the Inn Way, have gained a new insight and perspective. Very impressed by Mickledore’s concern for our safe arrival back in Ambleside on the final day.

Would you use Mickledore again? Yes. This is our second walking holiday with you. We remain very impressed.

Inn Way to the Lake District, May 2017
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