Sustrans Sea To Sea Cycle Route
Subtitled 'The official route map and information covering the 136 miles (219km) of National Cycle Network between Whitehaven or Workington and Sunderland or Tynemouth'. This route is so named because it takes you from the Irish Sea off the Cumbrian Coast to the North Sea off the Northumbrian Coast.
Also known as the C2C this is the UK's most popular 'challenge' cycle route. It passes through the northern Lake District before climbing the Pennines, 'the roof of England', and then descends to the railway paths of County Durham. It includes Black Hill, the highest point on the National Cycle Network (609m) and the Consett-Sunderland railway path and sculpture trail.
- Distance: 140 miles. Map shows 202 miles of route, of which 79 are traffic free.
- Designed for cyclists, the map is divided into foldable columns so you don't have to cope with a large unwieldy map when you're out on a windy day.
These sections are:
- Workington to Keswick or Whitehaven to Keswick.
- Keswick to Langwathby.
- Langwathby to Allenheads.
- Allenheads to Stanley or Rowlands Glen.
- Rowlands Glen to Tynemouth or Stanley to Sunderland.
- Penrith to Carlisle Link (which eventually takes you to Glasgow).
Like all the Sustrans routes, this map features:
- Clearly mapped cycle routes on quiet roads and traffic-free paths.
- Printed on waterproof paper.
- Easy-to-read contours and route profiles.
- Distance markers at 1-mile intervals on NCN (National Cycle Network) routes.
- The map contains all the info required to complete the route - no large scale OS map required.
- Detailed routes through towns.
- Essential visitor information.