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
Other things to do nearby
Lovely, heritage Georgian town - the starting point on the C2C route. Don't miss the Beacon visitors centre and The Rum Story.
Situated alongside moderately graded forest roads, the hostel also has easy access to the lanes and B roads of West Cumbria.
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.
Ennerdale Lake and Valley The Ennerdale Valley is a remote, wild valley with magnificent scenery with a wide range of walking and cycling routes. Visit the website &nb
Visit this secluded valley to experience a sense of wildness, increasingly rare in this busy urban world we live in. Visit the website
Spectacular classic walks for all abilities on the doorstep. There's options suitable for everyone from wheelchair users right up to technical navigational high mountain walks.
The hostel grounds run down to the lakeshore. Paddling, canoeing and kayaking are available on the lake, a stones throw from the hostel door, just remember to bring your own equipment.
Don't miss the classic scramble up Slab and Notch on Pillar Rock.
Travel for seven miles from a delightful coastal village, through two glorious valleys to the foot of England’s highest mountains. Visit the Railway website
The cream of Lake District wild swimming is to be found in the Buttermere valley in the crystal clear waters of the Buttermere and Crummock waters and local tarns.
There are fantastic multi pitch climbs on the quick drying Grey Crag to suit all abilities.
The Fred Whitton Challenge is a famous endurance event taking place in early May each year. It’s a 112 mile ride over all the principle mountain passes of Lakeland.
Step back in time. The house and garden have been taken back to the 1770s, right down to the last knife and fork.
Take a tour of the brewery and finish off by sampling some of Jennings' superb Lakeland ales in the Old Cooperage.
Historic haunted castle, with 70 acres of stunning Gardens, set against the back drop of the fells. Home to the Hawk and Owl Centre, where from Easter through to min-Oct there are daily flying d
Walking & Rambling Try the high level traverse under Pillar Rock up to the summit of Pillar and along the ridge to Black Sail pass with spectacular views of Scafell and Grea