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St Bega's Way

58 km / 36 miles

Cumbria
A walk linking the Norman Priory Church of St Mary and St Bega at St Bees, on the Irish Sea coast, to the pre-Norman church of St Bega by the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, through rural West Cumbria and the magnificent scenery of the English Lake District.

The first day crosses the coastal plain and climbs the pleasant hill of Dent, with views along the coastline, ending at the village of Ennerdale Bridge with services and accommodation.

The second day, probably the most strenuous, heads along the north shore of Ennerdale Water, and up onto the flank of Brandreth, descending to Borrowdale (facilities) from the summit of the Honister Pass.

Finally the third day goes by the side of the River Derwent and Derwentwater to Portinscale, continuing northwards towards Bassenthwaite Lake and ending through the grounds of Mirehouse to the ancient church of St Bega on the shore of the lake.

The two churches of St Bega, and also that of St John, Bassenthwaite, will benefit from book proceeds. An inaugural walk took place on 3-5 May 2008. When significant route diversions are needed these are posted on the website.

As well as meeting the Coast to Coast and Cumbria Way, the Cumbria Coastal Way is easily linked from the start.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
Lake/Reservoir/Loch; Moorland; River; Heritage; Pilgrimage; Charity
Start
NX969121 - St Bees Priory, St Bees, Cumbria
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Finish
NY226287 - St Bega Church, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria
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Open Date
2008
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Booklet
St Bega's Way (Rosalinde Downing - 2008)

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Heckbarley  (bookable online)
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Routen House  (bookable online)
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Bridge Hotel  (bookable online)
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Ghyllside  (bookable online)
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Brasscam  (bookable online)
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Lobstone Cottage  (bookable online)
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Hazel Bank Cottage  (bookable online)
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Hazel Bank Country House  (bookable online)
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Royal Oak Hotel  (bookable online)
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Scafell Hotel  (bookable online)
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Borrowdale Gates Hotel  (bookable online)
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Derwent Farmhouse  (bookable online)
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The Leathes Head Hotel  (bookable online)
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Manesty Holiday Cottages  (bookable online)
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Lodore House  (bookable online)
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Lodore Falls Hotel  (bookable online)
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Over Brandelhow  (bookable online)
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Bawd Hall  (bookable online)
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Newlands Valley  (bookable online)
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The Cottage, Birkrigg Farm  (bookable online)
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Barrowgate  (bookable online)
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Ashness Farm  (bookable online)
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Swinside Lodge Hotel  (bookable online)
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Stair Cottage  (bookable online)
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The Lingholm Estate  (bookable online)
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Derwent Bank  (bookable online)
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Greystones  (bookable online)
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Ferndene Guest House  (bookable online)
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Brundholme  (bookable online)
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Appletrees  (bookable online)
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Rickerby Grange Country House  (bookable online)
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The Mount  (bookable online)
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Derwent House and Brandelhowe  (bookable online)
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Hazelmere  (bookable online)
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Walkers Retreat Keswick  (bookable online)
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Slate Knoll  (bookable online)
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7 Hewetson Court  (bookable online)
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Central Haven  (bookable online)
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Ashness Apartment  (bookable online)
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Hillcrest22 Guest House  (bookable online)
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Knott House Farm  (bookable online)
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Badgers Wood  (bookable online)
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Brun Lea Guest House  (bookable online)
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Scales View Cottages  (bookable online)
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Bay Tree  (bookable online)
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Appletree  (bookable online)
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Crow Park Hotel  (bookable online)
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Swiss Court Guest House  (bookable online)
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Thornleigh Guest House  (bookable online)
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Brierholme Guest House  (bookable online)
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Shemara Guest House  (bookable online)
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Cosy Nook  (bookable online)
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Balmoral House Apartment 6  (bookable online)
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Rooms36  (bookable online)
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Lakeside House  (bookable online)
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Keswick View  (bookable online)
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Abacourt  (bookable online)
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The Views, Keswick  (bookable online)
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Byways & Birchgate  (bookable online)
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Causey View  (bookable online)
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Keswick Park  (bookable online)
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Leonards Field House  (bookable online)
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Dorchester House  (bookable online)
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Appleton  (bookable online)
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Felltop Cottage  (bookable online)
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Lyndhurst  (bookable online)
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Sandon Guesthouse  (bookable online)
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Daisy Cottage  (bookable online)
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Pitcairn House  (bookable online)
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Herdwick Guest House  (bookable online)
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Elm Tree Lodge  (bookable online)
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Grassmoor Guest House  (bookable online)
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Greystoke House  (bookable online)
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Acorn Cottage & Crandy Nook  (bookable online)
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Eden Green Guest House  (bookable online)
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Crofter Cottage  (bookable online)
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Acorn Apartments  (bookable online)
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Acorn House  (bookable online)
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Dolly Waggon  (bookable online)
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Lindisfarne House  (bookable online)
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The Paddock Guest House  (bookable online)
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Glencoe Guest House  (bookable online)
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Annes Catherine Cottage  (bookable online)
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Littlefield  (bookable online)
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Larry's Lodge  (bookable online)
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Glendale Guest House  (bookable online)
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Clarence House  (bookable online)
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Charnwood Guest House  (bookable online)
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Green Gables  (bookable online)
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Hall Garth  (bookable online)
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Cragside  (bookable online)
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Gable Cottage  (bookable online)
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4 Lydia's Cottages  (bookable online)
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The Grange Country House  (bookable online)
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Claremont House  (bookable online)
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Fernbank House  (bookable online)
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Ash Tree House  (bookable online)
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Chestnut Hill  (bookable online)
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Craglands Guest House  (bookable online)
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The Beeches Guest House  (bookable online)
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Burnside B&B  (bookable online)
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Laurel Bank  (bookable online)
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Highcrest  (bookable online)
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Pinecroft  (bookable online)
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Lairbeck Hotel  (bookable online)
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Skiddaw Grove Apartment  (bookable online)
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Whiteside Lodge  (bookable online)
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Fellside Lodge  (bookable online)
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Bracken Howe  (bookable online)
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Howe View  (bookable online)
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Millside & Stanger  (bookable online)
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Moss Garth  (bookable online)
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Rock Lynn & Rose Bank  (bookable online)
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The Cottage in the Wood  (bookable online)
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Barn Croft  (bookable online)
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Applethwaite Country House  (bookable online)
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Lanefoot Loft  (bookable online)
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Lanefoot Farm Campsite  (bookable online)
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Comb Beck  (bookable online)
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Talcomb  (bookable online)
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Bleaberry Lodge  (bookable online)
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Jasmine Cottage  (bookable online)
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Vermont  (bookable online)
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Gallery Mews Cottages  (bookable online)
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Lyzzick Hall Hotel  (bookable online)
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Lords Seat & Thorncroft  (bookable online)
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Pen Cottage  (bookable online)
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Beckstones Farm Guest House  (bookable online)
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Highside Farm  (bookable online)
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Ravenstone Lodge Hotel  (bookable online)
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Rainbow Cottage  (bookable online)
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Melbecks Holiday Cottages  (bookable online)
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Peter House Cottages  (bookable online)
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South View  (bookable online)
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Ouse Bridge House  (bookable online)
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Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa  (bookable online)
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Embleton Spa Hotel  (bookable online)
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Route Profile:

54.4 Km (33.8 miles)
1,827 m (5,994 ft) ascent
690 m (2,264 ft)  maximum height