C2C Day 1 - St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge.
The Coast to Coast starts in style at St Bees rising high up onto the cliffs and providing amazing views along the coastline. An air of excitement is present as we do the customary wetting of the boots in the Irish Sea and the selection of a pebble to carry 200 miles all the way to Robin Hoods Bay. This Coast to Coast had been something I had been planning for a year - mainly to celebrate my 50th birthday in this instance. But it sowed the seed of wanting to do a Long Distance Walk every summer and so started one of the best and most enjoyable things anyone can do - a long distance walk.
The first day of the coast to coast is pretty average, going through mining villages such as Cleater and Moor Row but the first signs of improvement arrive with the climb up Dent and then after that... well your in the lakes, What more can I say !! Nannycatch Gate and then onto the sleepy little village of Ennerdale Bridge.
A reasonably hard day - but with harder ones to come, Ennerdale Bridge is a great little place to enjoy your first night with a few beers in either The Shepherds Arms or the Fox & Hounds.
3D outline of route