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The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path

Cleator Moor Cycle Route, Coast to Coast

Cleator Moor Cycle Route, Coast to Coast

Why does the Coast to Coast path use the Cleator Moor Cycle Route?

The Coast to Coast path leaves the coast near to Sandwith, to head over scenic countryside on established paths towards Dent Fell, where the Lake District National Park begins. In its way is the town of Moor Row. Fortuitously the Cleator Moor cycle route provides a rural bypass around the town, which the Coast to Coast path uses.

History of the Cycle Way

The cycle way has been built over the dismantled Cleator Moor Railway that was used in the early nineteenth century to convey iron ore from the newly discovered iron ore deposits that abound this area of Cumbria. The railway ran from Whitehaven to Cleator Moor.

Following the decline of the iron ore mining industry in this area, the railway was closed in 1980, and has now been converted to the present day 10 mile walk and cycle route. The path is surfaced now. To add interest for walkers and cyclists a sculpture trail has been added, which exhibits the work of many local artists and school children. The Coast to Coast Cycle Route starts on this track. Blue cycle path signs exhibit a small ore cart of the type filled with iron ore and pulled by trains of the era.

Dent Fell from Cleator Moor Cycle Route

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The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path

The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path is designed both as a trail guide, and as an informative and adventurous travelogue. Written by Roy David McKee, this is a must-read for anyone contemplating the walk.

The book is available from the iBooks store and has been digitally enhanced.

Features of the Book:
  • Route described in detail
  • Large scale detailed digital Maps of the route
  • Hundreds of colour photographs that can be expanded to full page
  • Photo-galleries of particular areas of interest.
  • Research notes of Historic and Interesting places on the path.
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