Coast to Coast Cycle Route


"The Sea to Sea (C2C) cycle route was developed by Sustrans in partnership with various Local Authorities, Groundwork West Cumbria, North Pennines Tourism Partnership, Forest Enterprise and the Lake District National Park amongst others. The route was opened in 1994 running from Whitehaven on the west coast of Cumbria to the North East coast at Sunderland, and has an average of between 12,000 and 15,000 cyclists completing the route every year (and literally hundreds of thousands of other doing shorter sections). According to Sustrans this is developing around £12 million a year for the local economy. The C2C starts in the former coal mining and industrial lands of West Cumbria, travels through the stunning scenery of the northern Lake District and heads into Keswick before passing through Penrith and the Eden Valley with its lush valleys and sandstone villages. It then starts the climb up to Hartside and onto the unspoilt Northern Pennines – the roof of England. There then follows an undulating ride as the C2C meanders through old lead mining villages, such as Nenthead and Rookhope, and down into the Durham Dales before entering the old steel town of Consett. From here it’s an easy ride through one of Britain’s old industrial heartlands to the North Sea and Sunderland. There is also the option of starting at Workington, St Bees or Maryport and/or finishing at Tynemouth." (C2C Route website)
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C2C Route

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Terris Novalis stainless steel sculpture
- From Sustrans website:Terris Novalis by Tony Cragg: "This work consists of two measuring instruments; a theodolite and an engineer's level, faithfully reproduced an incredible twenty times life size ...

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The Miner

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King Coal

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Waskerly Way Railway Path
- PDF leaflet including maps and pictures. "The Waskerley Way is a beautiful route passing through a varied landscape; from urban fringe through to upland sheep farms and then on to ...

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Consett
- Overview About Consett Map Street View   Consett is a town in the northwest of County Durham, England, about 14 miles southwest of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is home to ...
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C2C - Kate Northumberland

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C2C - Bike Road

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C2C - Kate finish

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C2C - Map

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The Allenheads Inn

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Cycle this way

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Sunderland - The End

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Sunderland & bust!

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Rookhope
- Overview About Rookhope Map Street View Rookhope is a village in the Pennines in County Durham, in the past the area was associated with lead mining and fluorspar mining. Rookhope is ...
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Cyclists at Rookhope
- "Rookhope lies on the C2C LinkExternal link (coast to coast) cycleway (National Cycle Network route 7). The C2C is Britain's best known cycleway and is completed by tens of ...

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Sunderland
- Overview About the City of Sunderland Map Street View The City of Sunderland is located in Tyne and Wear, in the North East England. The former Metropolitan Borough of Sunderland ...
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Tynemouth
- Overview About Tynemouth Map Street View Priory & Castle Pier & Lighthouse Collingwood Monument Watch House Tynemouth Station Long Sands Outdoor Pool Black Middens Tynemouth Plaza Front Street Tynemouth is ...
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One of the Beamish shorthorns
- "Built by Sally Matthews, the Beamish Shorthorns, constructed from scrap metal contentedly graze by the side of the Consett and Sunderland railway path (part of the C2C cycle route)." Photo ...

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