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 area has more than 150 miles of stunning coastline with some beautiful beaches on which you can walk, take in the clean air and refresh your senses. Take a look at our walking and cycling pages for some great routes for you to enjoy around the area.

If you are looking for the perfect place to stay, then check our accommodation, and for food lovers, there’s an enviable range of food and drink on offer. The whole family will be captivated by the wonderful attractions, sports and adventure activities during your visit. Take a look at our days out and inspiration pages for ideas and easy-to-follow itineraries of places to visit and our what’s on calendar will keep you up to speed with the events, exhibitions, shows and festivals taking place in the area.

 The Western Lake District & Coast:

A great place to visit, live and work…

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14 Heritage things to discover whilst you are here…..

Visiting the Lake District, Cumbria soon? Then discover the amazing heritage it has to offer with the help of this blog. Discover 14 heritage sites across the West Coast of Cumbria on your next visit. 1. Millom Tin Chapel, Mainsgate Road – A late-19th century chapel...

New Solway Coast cycleway opens

A new accessible cycle route along Cumbria’s stunning Solway Coast was officially opened on Thursday, 17th June 2021. The ‘Solway Coaster’ is a 14.1km route between Allonby and Silloth and has been created to join onto the already successful route from Maryport to...

New long-distance running challenge showcases Lake District’s little-known coastline

Undeterred by pandemic restrictions, a new long-distance virtual running challenge is taking place throughout May, to help people across the UK explore the Lake District’s ‘hidden’ coastline and reconnect with coastal landscapes. ‘Run the Edge’ gives participants 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!