A Very Wet Cumbrian Road Trip – Rain Stopped Play!

St Bees in Cumbria

Before travelling in a wheelchair, we visited the Lake District often. There’s something magical about the area with its dramatic mountains, quintessential English villages and of course stunning lake vistas.

Sadly, these days it’s a little less accessible for us, so we decided to explore the not so familiar Cumbria coast.

I was sure the coast would have its own charms, and on a clear day it probably does, but I hadn’t planned on torrential rain!

It absolutely lashed down all day!!!

Obviously, it’s not Cumbria’s fault, in fact, it needs the rain to fill the lakes, but it ruined our day on the coast. I even thought twice about publishing this post, but that’s Britain for you (it rains), and we like to share all of our travels “Good and Bad”.

The original Cumbrian Coast road trip itinerary looked like this:

  • Ulverston
  • Barrow in Furness
  • Askam in Furness
  • Millom
  • Haverigg
  • Silecroft
  • Ravenglass
  • Drigg
  • Seascale
  • St Bees
  • Whitehaven
  • Maryport
  • Allonby
  • Silloth

This never happened, rather than writing a boring post about being stuck in the car, dodging rain showers and feeling sorry for ourselves, I’ll just show you a few pictures I managed between downpours.

Ulverston

Gawthwaite

Caravan Park

Cumbrian Coast

Ravenglass

Ravenglass in Cumbria

St Bees Beach

Bridget in St Bees

Coast to Coast Walk

Whitehaven

Whitehaven in the Rain

Whitehaven in Cumbria

Allonby

One thing you can be sure of, we’ll be revisiting the Cumbrian coast one day soon!

Summary

When you travel in Britain, this is the chance you take. The weather can make or break a trip, ours was ruined by the rain.

Undeterred, we’ll definitely be revisiting the area and we can’t wait!

Just so you know it doesn’t always rain on the north-west coast, have a look at these posts – The Fylde CoastTop 5 Reasons to Visit MorecambeNewby Bridge and Lakeside

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The Bimblers is a personal blog about living with chronic pain, invisible illness and disability. It's about travelling in a wheelchair and accessible travel. It's about picking ourselves up when we get knocked down. And, it's about what we can do, not what we can't!

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