Whitehaven to Penrith
Starting on the West coast of Cumbria follow the C2C National Cycle route from Whitehaven to Penrith in the Lake District. This route can be completed as the first leg of the C2C crossing from Whitehaven to Sunderland/Newcastle.
Highlights on this journey are Whinlatter Forest, the stunning scenery of the Lake District and the spectacular Cumbrian mountains - including Blencathra below. Particularly eye catching are the beautiful Lowes and Crummock Water as well the popular and stunning Derwent Water (below).
There is also a lovely off road stretch along the River Greta just after you pass through Keswick.