A short 10 minute drive away through rolling fields, woodland and quiet country roads lies the Solway Coast.

This designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty incorporates two stretches of coastline; the first from Carlisle down to Silloth and the second from Beckfoot down to Allonby Bay.

A delightful coast road, the B5300 runs in a south westerly direction down to Maryport and then onto Workington but the best way to experience this beautiful area is to park up and wander.

Numerous parking spots appear along the coast road and with sign posts galore, its easy to make your way through the bracken and grasses onto the beaches.  Some are pebbly and some are sandy but all equally share magnificent views across to Scotland and the majesty of Criffel, a small mountain at 569 metres high (boggy and wet but nice views from the top).

Walking in most places is easy and flat so whether old or young, you should find something to suit.

With the only three sand dunes in Mawbray, Wolsty and Silloth, there's something for everyone to do here even if its just to grab a bottle and snacks and enjoy a picnic overlooking the view.

For more information on our magnificent coast, you can check out the official website below




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