Places To Visit

The Cumbria Coastal Way is a long-distance route (298 Km/182 miles) between Morecambe Bay and the Solway Firth around the coastline of Cumbria. It is a journey of contrasts from the Victorian industrial towns of Millom and Barrow to the Roman city of Carlisle; from the natural scenery of the Duddon estuary to the high tech of Sellafield. 

Across the waters of the Irish Sea passengers can see the Isle of Man and across the Solway can see the Scottish coast and the mountains of Dumfries. Access to the Solway coast is best from Carlisle or by the number 60 bus from Maryport to Silloth of from Wigton station on the number 38 bus.

Cumbrian attractions date back some 4000 years, to the Castlerigg Stone Circle, and to the last place on mainland England to be invaded by foreign forces - the historic port of Whitehaven.

Cumbria is renowned as a place of creativity. Its unique and iconic landscape has attracted generations of eminent artists of all disciplines who have found their inspiration in and around the lakes and fells. Visitors can see the lively arts scene in Cockermouth, join the festivals in Whitehaven, ride on "The Ratty", see Roman remains at Maryport and Ravenglass and visit castles at Muncaster and Carlisle, to name just a few. For tranquility, visitors can enjoy the Duddon Mosses or the high fell tops or stroll along often empty beaches.

Have a look at the following Places to Visit pages and see the wide variety of attractions along this scenic line. There is a page about every station, the place it serves and the destinations that are easily accessible from the line.

Click here for Whitehaven to Harrington walk

Click here for short Whitehaven to Harrington walk

Black Combe Walk

Drigg Walk

Eskdale & Ravenglass Walk

Silecroft Walk


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