Birkhams Quarry, St. Bees Head and Beach Cliffs
Location: St. Bees
Meet in Sandwith village NX 965145 at 10.15 to car share. Proceed (10 cars max) on private road to quarry and guided tour by manager Steve Boam (10.30-12.00). Hard hats are required and hi-vis is recommended, with footwear appropriate to the weather conditions (if wet, wellingtons may be the best). Following the visit we will drive to St Bees beach. The left hand car park is cheaper, £2.70 for 4 hours. We will meet briefly at the north end of the Promenade by the ‘Wainwright Wall’, then walk across the footbridge over the small Rottington Beck to have lunch on the wave cut platform of St Bees Sandstone at NX 958118. The afternoon will involve a 3 km walk, along the shingle and sand beach to Pow Beck, returning on the footpath along the top of the moraine ridge.