Coast to Coast

The Coast to Coast Cycle Route, also known as the Sea to Sea, is one of the most popular long distance cycle routes available in the UK. The route spans the width of Britain from the West Coast of Cumbria to Tyneside on the East Coast over a distance of 136 miles.

This challenging ride takes you through the picturesque northern Lake District via Keswick and Penrith. After passing through the picturesque Eden Valley you will climb up and across the Pennines, known as ‘the roof of England’. From here you will descend to the railway paths of County Durham.

You will mostly follow minor roads, disused railway lines, off-road tracks and specially constructed cycle paths.

Route options:

  • National Route 71 between Whitehaven or Workington and Penrith
  • National Route 7 between Penrith, Consett and Sunderland OR
  • National Route 14 between Consett and Tynemouth