St Bega’s Way is described in minute detail in this indispensable guide.
There are several reasons why you should buy the guide book:
- to find your way - Ros Downing took a whole year of trips to the area to research the route, and her instructions are detailed and precise. The guide book has been proved by several volunteers ranging from expert walkers to those who just love the countryside.
- as a souvenir of your walk - the guide is a beautiful work of art containing wonderful pen and ink illustrations by the noted lake district artist Alistair Brewis.
- to give as a gift - the Guide Book makes an ideal gift for anyone who loves the countryside, particularly if they have any connection with St Bees or Bassenthwaite.
- to support the maintenance of the Churches of Bassenthwaite - rural churches are expensive and difficult to maintain, and the weather in North Cumbria makes this especially difficult here. Every penny of profit from the sale of the booklet will go to help the Parish Churches of Bassenthwaite, both St Bega’s Church that you will visit at the end of the walk, and St John’s, nearer the village. The cost of maintaining these two churches falls on a very small congregation - either we raise money from outside the congregation or these churches will fall into ruin.