The Cumbria coast stretches from Morecambe Bay to the Solway Firth, with seaside resorts, picturesque harbours, nature reserves and historical sites dating back to Roman times. It passes through the beautiful Lake District National Park.
This webpage brings together various posts on Cumbria linked to a book I recently published about the coast from Fleetwood to the Mull of Galloway.
If you would like to know more about the book, it is called The Cumbria and Lake District Coast and this Troubador Publishing webpage says more about it. Topics include:
- Places to visit from Fleetwood to the Mull of Galloway
- Sights in Lancaster, Ulverston, Ravenglass, Maryport, Carlisle and Dumfries
- The Roman coastal defences beyond Hadrian’s Wall
- Hidden gems such as tidal bores, lighthouses, and medieval buildings
- Insights into the role of mining in the growth of ports such as Barrow and Workington
- Sea cliffs, beaches and nature reserves around the coastline
- Tips on where to see barnacle geese, seals and ospreys
- Hills and local viewpoints for a bird’s eye view of the coast
- Source-to-sea descriptions of Cumbrian rivers
- Superb photographs of estuaries, wildlife and coastal views
How to use this webpage
Topics on this webpage appear under the following headings; I hope you find it interesting and will be adding new blog posts as they are published.
- Places to visit – a Windermere Watershed Walk, England Coast Path
- Maritime history – Arnside tidal bore
- Wildlife and environment – Seal spotting, waterbird murmurations, invasive plant species
There are also more photographs of Cumbria and coastal areas on my Alamy stock photography webpage.
Places to visit
A Windermere Watershed Walk
England Coast Path
Arnside tidal bore
Seal spotting in England, Scotland and Wales
Invasive plant species
This is a developing list and please let me know if you have other suggestions for posts on places to visit, maritime history or wildlife in Cumbria.
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