Wow, wow, wow! Please tell me I am not the only one who has only just found out about this hidden gem? Fleswick Bay can be found close to St Bees, a village situated on the west coast of Cumbria between the towns of Whitehaven and Egremont. Fleswick Bay offers breath-taking views out to sea and on a clear day you can see the Isle of Man! The escapades you will have finding this hidden bay are sure to keep your children of all ages entertained. Don’t forget to check the tide times before embarking on this adventure to ensure you can reach the bay, and look out for a few hidden caves!
Again, there is a wonderful Tale Trails map starting from St Bees promenade marking out a lovely cliff top walk, whilst following the story of The Kittiwake’s Tale. Click here for further information.
On this occasion we took a shorter route to reach Fleswick Bay and our route description and further details can be found here.
Coulderton to St Bees
This is yet again another fantastic path to explore along the west coast of Cumbria. Follow the freshly made English Coastal Path and walk along the coast until you reach the village of St Bees. This three-mile route offers some beautiful views; as well as getting some much needed sea air. My children always sleep so much better after being outside in the sea air. For full route details please click here.
St Bees is another village that often gets overlooked. Did you know that St Bees is the start of the Wainwright Coast to Coast Walk, devised be Alfred Wainwright in 1973! Considering there are many conversations about Alfred Wainwright in our house, I can’t believe it has taken us so long to visit this village! Please do take a visit here this summer; it is a beautiful little village with a promenade offering ice cream, fish and chips and of course the opportunity to head down to the beach for your children to enjoy more of that sea air!
We have mentioned only three of the many walks along the west coast of Cumbria. We are making it our mission over the coming summer months to explore more of this beautiful, yet overlooked, part of Cumbria. Please do keep an eye out on our webpage, or instagram, for more walks along this stunning coastline.