Explore the industrial heritage of the North West Coast. Sitting to the west of the Lake District this stretch of the England Coast Path connects Maryport and Whitehaven, two historical ports dating back to Roman times. Whilst not traditionally picturesque the coast is rich with interesting industrial heritage that spans the decades, from coal transportation to wind farms.
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15.25 Miles/ 24.5 Km
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A general level of fitness is required to walk this section of the England Coast Path. Expect good paths with no steep inclines.
You will find a small number of hotels, service rooms and bed and breakfast facilities in Maryport, Workington and Whitehaven centres. Rooms may be limited and so it is best to book ahead.
The nearest airports to Maryport and Whitehaven are Blackpool, Newcastle and Glasgow.
There are direct trains from Maryport and Whitehaven to Carlisle from where you can get good connections to the rest of the UK.
We advise that you choose footwear and clothing to suit the predicted weather.
Maryport, Workington and Whitehaven have shops and cafes but finding food or places to eat along the way may be quite difficult. Be sure to plan your food and drink in advance and carry enough supplies for the day with you.
The official guidebook and map for the Trail are available from the National Trails Shop along with a wide range of gifts and other merchandise.
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