Darrens Diabetes & Exercise


Coast 2 Coast - Day One

2nd june 2018

St Bees to Low Cock How

A long time getting to St Bees! Our first train was stopped on route because of an power cut. This meant we missed our connection in Carlisle by a couple of mins. The next 2 trains where cancelled so we made it to the start 3 hours after we intended.

We decided that we would have a go at making some time up so we started off at a quicker pace than planned. The walk starts with a 4 mile coastal walk along the west coast of England. Some of the cliffs/hills are quite steep to walk up and down but with the sea to left of you it really gets you off to a good start. After this you turn east/right and start across flat land. You go through a couple of farms and small towns until after 10 miles  you get to Cleator Moor which starts to climb. After 2 miles you have climbed nearly 400m which we still took at our upped pace. When you think you have finished climbing you start to descend but the there is one more climb which I was told was a ‘cheeky little climb’. I would hear these 3 words many times over our trip!!

We actually made it to the campsite at the time we had planned even with our delay! The campsite Bradley’s Riding Centre  is terrific. It has everything you need, a warm welcome, a nice garden to pitch your tent, a kitchen with kettle and cooking appliances and a a good shower and toilet! Robin even brought some duck eggs for tea and breakfast. Lovely.