Tuesday, 5 July 2011

St Bees to Shap trek - lunch in Cleator

Left St Bees b&b at 8.20am and walked the mile to the beach for a paddle before starting the walk proper. Then a breezy walk along the cliff tops before heading inland. Mostly dry and warm.
Walked past pub in Moor Row knowing there were pubs in Cleator a bit further on. Shock, horror - pub and hotel in Cleator were both closed!
Al used his initiative and asked a local for guidance to nearest pub and 10 minutes later we were in the Brook Inn, a bit further along the main road towards Cleator Moor. This was a real gem. Good real ale (Cocker Hoop was excellent) and nice fresh sandwiches. This should be a mandatory stop on the Coast to Coast walk (which is what we are doing the first 5 days of).
Bit of a grey day but did take some photos along the beach at the start and again at the top of the cliffs.
Coming to the end of our second pints so better get going to Ennerdale. More later if there's a signal.
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