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Western Lakes & The Cumbrian Coast

The Lake District National Park is renowned for its dramatic landscapes, but nestled on its western fringe lies a hidden gem – the Cumbrian Coast. Here, charming towns and villages hug the Irish Sea, offering a delightful escape with a slower pace and breathtaking beauty.

Scenic Delights

Imagine sprawling golden beaches like Haverigg, Silecroft, and St Bees, where you can unwind, soak in the fresh sea air, and witness seabirds taking flight. Insider tip: Silecroft Beach boasts truly awe-inspiring sunsets that paint the sky in mesmerizing hues.

Venture inland to discover the enchanting valleys of Duddon, Eskdale, and Wasdale. Each valley unfolds its own unique charm, perfect for those seeking an adventure.

Get Active

For energetic souls, Black Combe, a 600-meter fell, dominates the skyline. Hike its slopes on a clear day and be rewarded with panoramic vistas encompassing the Cumbrian peninsula, the Irish Sea, and the majestic Lake District fells.

Lace up your walking boots and embark on the Cumbrian Coastal Way. This epic trail stretches north all the way to Carlisle, offering stunning views across the Irish Sea towards the Isle of Man.

Mountain to Sea

Craving an adrenaline rush? Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak, beckons experienced climbers seeking the ultimate challenge. Great Gable and Yewbarrow offer rewarding climbs for those looking to test their limits.

Wastwater, England’s deepest lake and once crowned Britain’s best view, provides a stunning backdrop for water enthusiasts. Kayak or paddleboard across its serene surface, or test your skills at Port Haverigg WakePark, Cumbria’s only wakeboarding facility. This haven caters to all abilities and offers wakeboarding, paddleboarding, water skiing, and even an adventure park! 

Horse lovers can witness a magnificent sight – majestic Shire horses, known as Cumbrian Heavy Horses, strolling along Silecroft Beach amidst the sea spray. Riding experiences cater to riders of all skill levels.

History & Culture

History buffs, delve into the past at Muncaster Castle. This impressive fortress boasts beautiful gardens and a captivating Hawk & Owl center, making it a fantastic day trip for the whole family.

Travel back in time aboard the La’al Ratty, a charming steam-powered train that takes you on a scenic seven-mile journey from Eskdale to Ravenglass. 

Lake District Bound

The beauty of the Western Lakes is easily accessible from the coast. Within an hour’s reach lie the South Lakes and the quintessential Lakeland villages of Coniston, Hawkshead, and Ambleside, each offering their own unique charm.

So, if you seek an escape that blends captivating coastlines, tranquil lakes, and charming villages, the Western Lakes & The Cumbrian Coast offer an unforgettable adventure.

Coniston fell range, Coniston Old Man

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