Day 089 : Ravenglass – St. Bees

I make a good start to the day with a bacon butty and coffee at the café of the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Station.

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I cross the Esk Estuary on a walkway that has been built alongside railway bridge. At low tide you can see a track that crosses the estuary but I stayed on the walkway.

The biggest complex in the area is Sellafield and it is vast. It is a major employer in the area. Although it is now known as an Atomic Nuclear Power Station, after the depression of the 20’s and 30’s ti was given grants to create munitions.

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The infrastructure around Sellafield is very established. Good roads, regular bus and train services

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St. Bees has become famous as the start, or end point of the Coast to Coast path made famous by Alfred Wainwright. Someone at the station asked me how many days I planned to take. They were rather taken back when I said it would be sometime next year before I got to Robin Hood’s Bay. I had to explain that I was going the long way round by the coast.

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Another day finished. Back to the C&CC site in the Eskdale Valley. I have to say that this is an excellent site and was well run by Martyn and his wife Sara.They were lovely people who were very helpful.