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Full guide to the C2C. Downloadable map, where to stay, advice, forum, ride reports. C2C veteran Rob Ainsley profiles the six Sustrans routes across Northern England, Created in , it’s England’s most popular leisure cycle route, with . Sustrans Coast to Coast Guides (with maps; includes Hadrian and Reivers) £ C2C guide and Coast to Coast cycle route map providing detailed information on accommodation, pubs, restaurants, shops and useful information to make your.

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After Hartside, the route passes near Alston, reaching Garrigill and the old lead mining areas at Nenthead and Allenheads, reaching the highest part of the C2C at metres on Black Hill.

The most mountainous part of the route with four major climbs in 20 miles. Allenheads to Stanley This section marks the end of the rough hilly terrain of the North Pennines and the start of the industrial landscape of the North East.

Our Sea to Sea top tips. Comfortable accommodation, single or double beds, a hearty breakfast. All bikes are suitable to tackle the C2C. Cycle across the Beacons. At this point a third of the ride is now complete, leaving behind the hills of the Lakes, with the Pennine crossing to come.


Do watch for broken glass in urban areas.

C2C – Whitehaven to Tynemouth or Sunderland | Trailbrakes

Price per person for a 3 day, 3 night trip. You can, of routf, vary the route in many other ways. The Western section of the coastal path from Whitehaven to Rowrah, Workington to Seaton, Siddick and Broughton Moor is a former railway track which once hauled iron ore trains between the mines at Knockmurton and Kelton and ironworks at Workington, Cleator and Distington. See our suggestions Search the map.

Choose your preferred dates and contact us to start planning your cycling trip now. You’ll pass beautiful Lake District fells, over the imposing peaks of the North Pennines and all the way to the historic harbour at Tynemouth or to the beautiful beach at Sunderland. A convoy of support vehicles on the little lanes of the C2C makes life less pleasant, and more dangerous, for other cyclists.

Workington is a little easier than Whitehaven, but less picturesque. Stay safe Most accidents on the C2C happen on descents. In theory, this gives you the advantage of the prevailing wind, and slightly more forgiving hills. It all appears as if by magic along the NCN: Where do I start?

Sea to Sea C2C cycle route.

A hybrid or cross bike is perfect for the principal route though not the optional off-road sections. Route facts 71 7. Where to start and finish?

Engineering, fruit trees, sculpture, beautiful bridges and more. Download full details of this trip in a pdf document. For more information on road closures please visit Cumbria County Council’s website. The start of the climb to Whinlatter is not the time to discover that you brought the wrong bike.


Sponsor a mile today. Taking five days over it will greatly add to your enjoyment. Minor roads, disused railway lines, off-road tracks and specially constructed cycle paths Difficulty: Follow Trailbrakes Cycling Holidays on Facebook.

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C2C – Whitehaven to Tynemouth or Sunderland

The route is best ridden from west to east to take advantage of the prevailing winds. Official map of the route and accurate gpx files specific to your type of bike. Sea to Sea T-shirt. You can decide how many days of cycling your C2C biking trip should last – from 2 to 5 days and choose between a self-guided or fully supported cycling holiday. roue

Sea to Sea (C2C cycle route)

You can always come back next year for the C2C. How do I get there?

C2C – Whitehaven to Tynemouth or Sunderland.