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.


Many thanks for organising our holiday, we have had a superb time. It’s a fabulous route, especially the high sections.  The B&B’s have all been lovely, and great locations for the route.  Your organisation made our trip so easy, and baggage transfers all worked smoothly. We will definitely be using you again for our next walking trip.

Many thanks again.

Great Glen Way, Juli 2017
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I thought the holiday was very well organised and of consistently high standard. I honestly can’t think of anything much that would improve it.

Hadrian’s Wall Walk, Juli 2017
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I don’t know how you provide us with such a great holiday for so little money! This is our 6th or 7th Mickledore holiday and we have never been disappointed with the accommodation. It was good to meet you guys in Keswick. Please keep up the good work and we’ll keep walking!

Cumbria Way, Juli 2017
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