St. Bega's Way
36 miles across Lakeland from St. Bees to Bassenthwaite

St. Bega’s Way is a 36 mile walk linking the Norman Priory Church of St. Mary and St. Bega at St. Bees, on the Irish Sea coast, to the pre-Norman church of St. Bega by the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, through rural West Cumbria and the magnificent scenery of the English Lake District.

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Holiday Packages

All our Standard Itineraries include:

  • Hand-picked accommodation in B&Bs / guest houses / inns / small hotels
  • En-suite facilities where available
  • Breakfast
  • Daily baggage transfers from our own team of local drivers
  • All booking fees

We will also endeavour to include all these in any custom itinerary you wish to build for this walk.

Day 1: St Bees to Ennerdale YHA (15.5m)
Day 2: Ennerdale YHA to Ravenstone (nr Bassenthwaite Lake) (19.1m)

 

£300 per person (single)
£260 per person (based on two sharing)
£245 per person (based on group of 3)
£240 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge (10.2m)
Day 2: Ennerdale Bridge to Seatoller (12.8m)
Day 3: Seatoller to Ravenstone (nr Bassenthwaite Lake) (12.4m)

 

£410 per person (single)
£350 per person (based on two sharing)
£330 per person (based on group of 3)
£320 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge (10.2m)
Day 2: Ennerdale Bridge to Black Sail YHA* (8.8m)
Day 3: Black Sail YHA to Portinscale (10m)
Day 4: Portinscale to Ravenstone (nr Bassenthwaite Lake) (5.5m)

 

£480 per person (single)
£420 per person (based on two sharing)
£400 per person (based on group of 3)
£390 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

* Please note, due to its remoteness there is no baggage transfer possible to Black Sail Hut

 

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Day 1: St Bees to Cleator (4.3m)
Day 2: Cleator to Ennerdale Bridge (5.9m)
Day 3: Ennerdale Bridge to Black Sail YHA* (8.8m)
Day 4: Black Sail YHA to Portinscale (10m)
Day 5: Portinscale to Ravenstone (nr Bassenthwaite Lake) (5.5m)

 

£560 per person (single)
£500 per person (based on two sharing)
£480 per person (based on group of 3)
£470 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

* Please note, due to its remoteness there is no baggage transfer possible to Black Sail Hut

 

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Day 1: St Bees to Cleator (4.3m)
Day 2: Cleator to Ennerdale Bridge (5.9m)
Day 3: Ennerdale Bridge to Ennerdale YHA (5.3m)
Day 4: Ennerdale YHA to Seatoller (7.5m)
Day 5: Seatollerto Portinscale (6.9m)
Day 6: Portinscale to Ravenstone (nr Bassenthwaite Lake) (5.5m)

 

£685 per person (single)
£590 per person (based on two sharing)
£560 per person (based on group of 3)
£550 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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* All headline holiday prices are shown per person, based on two people sharing.

Baggage Transfer

Baggage Transfer is automatically included in the price of all our Walking Holiday packages.

These prices are for anyone planning their own holiday and just need bags moving from one stop to the next.

£85 per person (single)
£45 per person (based on two people)
£30 per person (based on group of 3)
£25 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£125 per person (single)
£65 per person (based on two people)
£45 per person (based on group of 3)
£35 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£125 per person (single)
£65 per person (based on two people)
£45 per person (based on group of 3)
£35 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£130 per person (single)
£70 per person (based on two people)
£50 per person (based on group of 3)
£40 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£190 per person (single)
£95 per person (based on two people)
£65 per person (based on group of 3)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

Note: If you are booking accommodation in an Airbnb, you must ensure that there will either be someone available to take collection/delivery of your bags or that they have appropriate, secure storage in the event that the proprietor is absent.

Walk Information

  • Holiday Options
  • Walk Info
  • Maps & Guide Books

Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £50.00 per person per night

Solo Travellers
Solo travellers please contact us or use the booking form to send your proposed itinerary including dates, and we will price accordingly. Where possible, we take advantage of existing bookings from other clients to ensure you receive a cost effective service.

Alternative Itineraries
For alternative itineraries to those provided for this route, please contact us, or use the Booking Form to submit your proposed itinerary and number of participants and we will quote accordingly.

Walking Season Dates
Prices are based on the walk starting after 1st April and ending before 30th September. For walks outside those dates, please contact us. We provide a reduced out of season service, but still manage to meet the needs of most customers who contact us during this period.

Walk Information

St Bega’s Way is a 36 mile (58 km) walk linking the Norman Priory Church of St Mary and St Bega at St Bees, on the Irish Sea coast, to the pre-Norman church of St Bega by the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, through rural West Cumbria and the magnificent scenery of the English Lake District.

The two churches of St Bega, and also that of St John, Bassenthwaite, will benefit from book proceeds. An inaugural walk took place on 3-5 May 2008. When significant route diversions are needed these are posted on the website http://www.stbegasway.org.uk/

As well as meeting the Coast to Coast and Cumbria Way, the Cumbria Coastal Way is easily linked from the start.

OS Explorer Maps
OL4 - English Lakes - North-western area
303 - Whitehaven & Workington

Guide Books
"St. Bega's Way" by Ros Downing - The booklet is available mail order at a price of £4 and all of this money goes to Church funds. The charge for postage and packing is at cost. Please send your name and address with a UK cheque for £4.75 (inc. p&p) made payable to Bassenthwaite PCC to St Bega's Way, "Langside", Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QH

ViewRanger Digital Maps
Digital Maps can be viewed on a modern smartphone using an appropriate ‘app’, which is usually provided as part of any map purchase. Brigantes are happy to recommend ViewRanger for all your digital mapping and mobile navigation needs.

The ViewRanger Shop provides Ordnance Survey maps for all parts of the UK, as well as the National Trail and selected Long Distance Paths. Map segments can also be purchased ad-hoc, allowing you to cover any walk you plan to take.

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