Whitehaven Harbour

Western Lake District & Coast

Silecroft Beach

Western Lake District & Coast

Muncaster Castle

Western Lake District & Coast

Wastwater

Western Lake District & Coast

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Western Lake District & Coast

Maryport Dock

Western Lake District & Coast

Silloth

Western Lake District & Coast

Welcome to the Western Lake District & Coast

Nestled snugly between some of England’s best-loved landscapes and the beauty of more than 100 miles of coastline hugging the Irish Sea, the Western Lake District & Coast offers visitors and residents the perfect blend of rugged landscapes, just a short distance from plenty of fresh sea air.

Further off the beaten track than some perhaps better-known places in Cumbria’s Lake District National Park, taking the time to discover this hidden gem is well-worth that little bit of extra effort.

Everything you would associate with The Lake District is here, from stunning countryside offering relaxation and adventure, to bustling towns and villages, where the order of the day is tradition, industry, heritage and innovation.

Discover this peaceful part of the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site today, by starting here…

 The Western Lake District & Coast:

A great place to visit, live and work…

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Barrow’s bold vision to be the next UK destination for creativity needs your help

Photo: Furness Videography Barra Culture, a once-in-a-generation creative programme for Barrow, made up of people and organisations who all love Barrow and love what it means to live, work and create in the area, are looking for people to help them make creative...

Collection of Photo Negatives Shines New Light on Popular Railway’s History

A new window into post war life at England’s first public narrow-gauge railway, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, has recently been acquired by Ravenglass Railway Museum in West Cumbria. In December 2020, a lot consisting of negatives taken by well-known railway...

Cumbria’s coastal path continues to take-shape

More than just lakes and mountains, a stretch of path along ‘Cumbria's Hidden Coast’ is due to open in 2021: A 40-mile-long trail linking Millom to Whitehaven, as part of national efforts to link the entire UK coastline. Among the highlights and tucked under the...

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First Class Carriage Cream Tea & Steam Experience at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Enjoy a heritage Steam Railway day out with a single journey upgrade in our First Class Carriage and scrumptious full Cream Tea at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.  

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Online Shop

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway has opened an online shop where you can purchase railway memorabilia, railway themed goodies, books, DVDs and vouchers for future visits to the railway, all with free P&P!