To reach St Bees...
By car: From the south: continue on the M6 to Penrith, and then take the A66 to Cockermouth, then the A595 to Whitehaven. Follow local signs from here to St Bees.
Or M6 to junction 36 (South Lakes turn off), then the A590, followed by the A595 towards Whitehaven, and then turn off at Egremont for St Bees.
From the East: Take the A66 to Penrith, then the A66 to Cockermouth and the A595 to Whitehaven. Follow local signs from there.
From the north and north east: head for Carlisle (A69 from Newcastle way, the A74(M) from Glasgow direction, or the A7 from the Scottish borders). Then take the A595 to Whitehaven. Follow local signs from there.
By rail: There is a train station at St Bees which is served by trains travelling both north and south.
From the north there is a mainline train from Carlisle, then a Coast Line train to St Bees. Some Carlisle trains terminate at Whitehaven (approx 4 miles to the north). You would then need to get a taxi or bus to St Bees.
From the south trains travel via Barrow-in-Furness, with some through trains starting from Lancaster. Otherwise change at Lancaster or Preston for Barrow. There are direct trains from Manchester Airport and London to Carlisle and Barrow.
Taxi contacts: Downton Taxi Whitehaven: 01946 691 511 / 07972 544 464
By coach: There is no direct bus or coach services to St Bees. National Express operates a service departing from many destinations in the UK as far as Whitehaven.
Parking facilities: If you wish to drive to St Bees we wish to make you aware that your vehicle will be left at your own risk and we cannot be held responsible for it. We therefore advise you to arrive at your destination using public transport. If you however decide to leave a vehicle in St Bees you may do so free of charge at the Seacote Hotel. If this is your intention and you need to get back to St Bees at the end of your holiday to collect your vehicle, there is a bus service from Robin Hood’s Bay to Richmond which operates each afternoon by Sherpa Van. The following morning you can continue your journey with Sherpa Van from Richmond to St Bees. Each journey will cost around £22. For more details please contact: www.sherpavan.com
Returning from Robin Hood’s Bay:
To the South: the M1/M18 or A1 to A64 via Malton and Pickering.
To the North: the A1/A19 to A171 or A170.
To the West: the M62 to Hull then the A63 / A165 (coastal route) Or M62 towards Hull then A614 Howden, A163, B1249, A64 (country route).
By rail: There is no train station at Robin Hood’s Bay; the nearest station is Scarborough reachable by bus or taxi from Robin Hood’s Bay.
By coach or bus: Arriva operates a bus service to Scarborough and Middlesbrough which passes through Robin Hood’s Bay.
You can obtain more information on the transport options above as follows:
UK rail information - www.nationalrail.co.uk
UK coach information - www.nationalexpress.co.uk
Travel information - www.rome2rio.com
Meeting your tour leader and fellow walkers:
Please aim to arrive at the hotel in St Bees at or before 6.30pm. Your leader will be there to introduce themselves and inform you of the evening’s dinner arrangements. Your leader will brief you with an outline of the planned programme for your holiday and you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow walking companions.