Coast 2 Coast

The C2C is 140 miles long, based on footpaths, minor roads and traffic free cycle ways making it the perfect tonic for jaded suburban runners. It should be run from West to East to benefit from the prevailing winds and hills which have steep western faces and long sloping backs, giving the impression that there are more down hills than up hills. It is well signed and will reward you with some spectacular views in splendid isolation, however it’s no stroll in the park. The odd climb across the Pennines will reduce all but the most accomplished distance runner to walking pace and some sections should not be attempted without the right equipment and thorough preparation.

The C2C makes its way through the unspoiled Lake District past Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth and Derwentwater. Part of the route follows the picturesque old railway line from Keswick to Threlkeld. It then passes through the old market town of Penrith and on through the green and pleasant Eden Valley. The route then rises up into the Pennines through Alston, Nenthead and Allenheads, an area of outstanding natural beauty which is aptly named England’s last wilderness.

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