St Bees beach from St Bees Head

St Bees Head


Blow away the cobwebs with a bracing walk along the cliff top path, and look across to the Isle of Man on a clear day.

Visit the RSPB website

(grid reference is St Bees Head car park, and not as suggested on RSPB web page)

What makes it special

  • See if the Isle Of Man is visible from the headland
  • Study the birds on this RSPB supported site

Hostels nearby

St Bees Head

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Map references

OS Map: 89, and Explorer 303

OS Grid Ref: NX948145

Lat/Lng: 54.515602, -3.626281

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby

Whinlatter Forest

Whinlatter Forest

The Altura Trail which puts altitude into mountain biking or there's a Go Ape! with it's high wire forest adventure course.


Osprey View Point

Spectacular view of the ospreys flying to and from their nest and, most amazing of all, catching fish from Bassenthwaite Lake.

Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine

For underground tours and the popular Via Ferrata. Edge along ladders and bridges to reach a summit viewpoint over Buttermere. Visit the website

Mountain biking

Mountain biking in Borrowdale

The 19 kilometre red grade Altura trail has two loops which includes 15 kilometres of challenging single track sections and popular features like berms, jumps, rock features, skinnies, cork screws and


Cycling in Borrowdale

Cycling around Derwentwater is a great day in the saddle. Admire the ever changing and breathtaking views across Derwentwater and stop off at the cafe at Grange and Keswick to keep you going.


Climbing in Borrowdale

Shepherd's crag is a unique climbing ground! The buttresses provide good pitches for both beginner and tiger. The rock is generally excellent.


Watersports around Borrowdale

Fast and furious dragon boat racing is a must for groups and for something totally different, don't miss the experience of sailing or rowing a Viking Longboat.


Running in Borrowdale

The Borrowdale valley has a great reputation with fell runners. And thanks to the races the hostel organises, YHA Borrowdale is now attracting plenty of people with a passion for dashing.

Group of people enjoying a beer

Jennings Brewery Tour

Take a tour of the brewery and finish off by sampling some of Jennings' superb Lakeland ales in the Old Cooperage.

Worsworth House

Wordsworth House

Step back in time. The house and garden have been taken back to the 1770s, right down to the last knife and fork.

Farm showing family petting a goat

The Lake District Wildlife Park

With over 100 species of animals, you can spend the whole day wandering around the beautiful 25 acre park. Visit the website (Formally known as Trotters World of Animals.)

Rock climbing

Climbing in Wasdale

Follow in the footsteps of the Abraham brothers and climb to the top of Napes Needle - a classic hard/severe climb with stunning mountainside views straight down to Wasdale.


Cycling in Ennerdale

Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the landscape. Whether it’s hill or valley you want to explore, you can ride as far as your legs will allow you.