Whitehaven to St. Bees

June 24, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Since I recently published a review of this walk done backwards, I thought I'd better put up the walk done in the more tradtional manner! So without further ado...

Whitehaven to St. Bees

On the right day this is a great walk!

Start out at Whitehaven Harbour and make up the steps behind "The Beacon", from the top of "Tom Hurd" Rock you get a great view of the harbour and town.

Whitehaven Harbour

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Looking back along Saltom Bay

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Then it's on past Haig Pit and onto Saltom Bay, the site of AT Saltom, the World’s first deep sea mine, with Haig in the background and the harbour there is a bit of history in view here so take a moment to reflect...

 Now onto the cliff path proper!

There are some parts of the path that get close to the edge along here, not for the faint hearted!

Moving away from Saltom Bay and towards North Head gives some great views looking back at Criffel, and on a clear day you can catch sight of some of the larger Solway Windfarms out at Sea!

Gorse overlook Saltom Bay  

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Colourful view of Criffel from North Head

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Moving on from North Head brings us to the Lighthouse of the same name and in the late spring in this area you can enjoy some beautiful carpets of Bluebells on the Sea Cliffs.

Sea Belles

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And finally around St Bees Head and South Head brings us down into the lovely town of St Bees

Seen here with the Spectre of Sellafield in the Background

St Bees

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Cheers, Jules...



 


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