About Cumbria’s Route 66

The A66 is one of England’s iconic routes, connecting the West Coast/Irish Sea at Whitehaven with the North Sea east at Redcar and Saltburn.  In Cumbria alone the road crosses a national park, Lake District, Penines, fells, moors, Areas of Natural Beauty, with loads of great stopping off places.

calling-and-gyroCumbria Route 66 is about bringing the best of all the cultural excellence together.  The festivals, the restaurants, the sights, the sounds, the tastes.

There are things that you might expect – beautiful lakes like Ullswater, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite; and then there are places like Whitehaven harbour and the beach at St Bees, spectacles like Kendal Calling and the (slightly strange) Winter Droving and (very strange) Egremont Crab Fair, along with unusual foodie delights and sampling the products at places like the Lakes Gin Distillery.

Cumbria Route 66 joins the fells to sea.  All along the route there is history and culture; festivals, food, world-class, unspoilt, filled with activity and opportunities to explore new places, and have a high quality, great time.  Eat in quality restaurants, catch signature events, walk beaches and fells…

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