Drigg

 Drigg is a request stop.

        Drigg station which is  home to Spindle Craft shop and cafe.  (JT)
 
Outstanding gardens at Drigg station. 
 
 On the beach at Drigg
 
St. Peter's church at Drigg .  (JT) 

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Drigg is a small village lying on low land near to the coast and is served by a request stop station. It is 24 km/15 miles south of Whitehaven and lies between Ravenglass and Seascale. In the village, St Peter's church (1850) contains some stained glass windows. Nearby is an information board about the village and this mentions a Romano-British iron bloomery which was found in the area, dating back about 1700 years.

The old station building still stands at Drigg and is now home to a tea room with crafts, run by Kathleen Egglestone. Just next to the station stands the Victoria Hotel, dating back to 1885, offering meals to those wanting more substantial refreshments.

There are no parking facilities at this station.

The sand dunes are a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a local nature reserve. These beaches are never busy and visitors can enjoy the solitude and remoteness of this area and the stunning views along the coast. There is a fine walk along the beach between Seascale and Drigg. Looking inland, walkers and passengers can enjoy views of the Lake District mountains and fells.

It is a walk of about 1.5 km/1 mile to the beach but the views in both directions are worth the effort. On a clear day, the Isle of Man can be seen to the west and to the north the cliffs of St. Bees Head can be seen.

The remoteness of the place allowed the Royal Ordnance Factory to be built, between the railway line and the coast, and this is now home to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

 

 

 
 Spindle Craft shop and cafe at Drigg station.
 
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