St. Bees   :
Statue of Saint Bega.
The statue is located on Station Rd in the centre of St. Bees village
close to the north west side of the railway station.
The legend of St Bega tells of an Irish Princess called Bega, escaping across the Irish Sea from an enforced marriage, landing here and building a nunnery on land which the local landowner said she could have if it was covered by snow - on midsummer day.  The statue shows St Bega after landing at St Bees in her coracle boat.

      

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St. Bees

Walking from St Bees village towards the beach

      

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St. Bees

The obligatory photograph on St Bees shore front before starting the walk.
The walk starts along the cliffs in the background.

      

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Looking back to St Bees from the nearby cliff top

      

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Beautiful cliff scenery

      

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An abundance of sea birds along the cliffs

      

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Saltom Bay is just ahead.
Here we turn inland past Birkham's quarry and on to Sandwith

      

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Dent hill can now be seen in the distance

      

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The view from Dent summit back towards the sea and St Bees.

      

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Heading off Dent hill towards Nannycatch.
The fells of the Lake District are now clearly ahead.

      

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At Nannycatch.
Wainwright referred to Nannycatch as "a shyly hidden ravine - a charming place"

      

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The first view of Ennerdale.
Ennerdale Water can just be seen through the trees.

      

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Ennerdale Bridge village is now in sight.

      

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