Ravenglass to Coniston

Ravenglass is a far nicer spot to start a C2C at. If nothing else, it has a great little railway that my kids have always loved!There’s a chance to explore this hidden area of Cumbria, and to see the fantastic old miners railway that snakes through Eskdale. It’s a tough challenge ahead, so make the most of this initial stage – short but challenging.

Distance: 19.7 miles

Ascent: 3,758 ft

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This is a tough but rewarding stage, taking in the classic Walna Scar Road down to Coniston. The stage is designed to break you in slowly, and maybe travel to Ravenglass in the morning, before setting off.