Section 6

The final section of my walk entailed a traverse of the Lake District, to reach the Irish Sea at St Bees.
From Dent I continued along the River Dee to Sedburgh and Burneside. I entered the National Park and briefly headed north to Kentmere, before once more turning west and crossing over to Troutbeck, then on to Ambleside, Hawkshead and Coniston. Rather than making straight for the coast, I chose instead to visit more of the valleys carved by the glaciers in the last ice age, so crossed over into the remote Duddon Valley, then onto Eskdale and the village of Boot, Wasdale and, finally, Ennerdale. The final stage of my walk to the coast followed the C2C trail, another cycle path built on the tack-bed of a former railway, then out onto St Bees Head and the village of St Bees.
The buildings of the Lake District are built of a variety of different stones, comprising Limestone, Slatestone and Granite, while along the coastal strip there is a return to the New Red Sandstone first encountered in the Midlands.

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