Day 168: St Bees to Whitehaven – Solway & Sandstone

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Cumbria, England

St Bees from the coast path, Cumbria.

Heavy sky above Sellafield nuclear fuel reprocessing and nuclear decommissioning site, Cumbria.

Seascape I, the Irish Sea from St Bees Head, Cumbria.

St Bees Head, Cumbria.

Seascape II, the Irish Sea from St Bees Head, Cumbria.

Coal mining drill rig off St Bees Head, Cumbria.

Path to St Bees Head I, Cumbria.

Seascape III, the Irish Sea from St Bees Head, Cumbria.

Seascape IV, the Irish Sea from St Bees Head, Cumbria.

St Bees Lighthouse, Cumbria.

Path to St Bees Head II, Cumbria.

Seascape V, the Irish Sea from St Bees Head, Cumbria.

Seascape VI, the Irish Sea from St Bees Head, Cumbria.

Fleswick Bay, St Bees Head, Cumbria.

Criffel and the first glimpse of Scotland across the Solway Firth, Cumbria.

Last light, Solway Firth, Cumbria.

Last light by Salton Bay, Whitehaven, Cumbria.

Criffel at dusk across the Solway Firth, Cumbria.

Approaching Whitehaven by torch light, Cumbria.

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14 thoughts on “Day 168: St Bees to Whitehaven – Solway & Sandstone”

    • That’s true although most of the rain was over the sea in this day while the cliff path stayed dry. Now there’s a first!

  1. SumDoood says:

    I’m enjoying your work / walk very much and looking forward to you reaching Dumfries & Galloway, an extraordinary region mostly, and unjustly, ignored.

    • Thank you! Yes I’ll be starting through there in the new year, is that where you’re from? I walked the southern upland way a few years ago so knew the region a little.

      • SumDoood says:

        No, you’ve passed me already, I’m afraid, back in Lancaster.

        I hope you manage to visit Cairnholy (54.859239, -4.309579), a quite extraordinary place as is the whole valley in which it’s located. Cairnholy 1 is visited for much of every single day of the last 10-ish years by an interesting American called Joe who lives nearby.

      • That is extraordinary, thanks for mentioning it. I’ll detour inland to see that when I pass by in January. perhaps I will bump into Joe!

  2. Fine photos of this stretch of coastline. It has significance for me, Whitehaven being my father’s home town. I can remember St Bees from early childhood. Thanks for these visual reminders.

    • It’s a wonderful stretch of coast for sure, especially as it had been many days without sea cliffs on this scale previously. Glad this has brought back happy memories for you,

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