Visiting Copeland is a wonderful experience. Almost two thirds of the borough of Copeland lies within the Lake District National Park and offers spectacular scenery and visitor attractions without the traffic congestion experienced elsewhere.
Walking and climbing on the mountains and fells are popular pastimes, but visitors just wanting to relax and enjoy the beauty at a leisurely pace have not been forgotten. There are numerous forest trails and walks that gently weave their way through the countryside.
The area has many hotels, inns, guest houses and camping facilities that make special arrangements for the climbing fraternity - and the 'raw materials' are readily available and plentiful - from the difficult, specialist rock climbs to the gentle walks and paths.
There are town trails, coastal paths, lake, forest and riverside walks as well as the more demanding long distance routes including the 'Cumbria Coastal Way', the Ravenbar (from Ravenglass to Scarborough) and the famous 'Coast to Coast Walk' starting at St. Bees.
From the coastal areas of award-winning sandy beaches and craggy cliffs, journey inland to Western Lakeland's perfect compliment of high mountains and fells with the peaceful lakes and serene valleys. There are RSPB reserves at St. Bees and Haverigg.
The development of the 'C2C' Cycleway, starting at Whitehaven harbour and crossing the country to the North East, has brought a vast increase in the numbers of cyclists visiting the area.
See our walking page for some suggested routes to take.