The Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is loved by cyclists
because of the variety of the landscapes, the flora, fauna and the history
to enjoy along the way.
It’s flat, but not boring. With lovely villages and fabulous views to the Lakes and then out over the Solway to Scotland.
If you are looking to hire a bike then a great local option is Solway Cycle Hire in Allonby.
The AONB Discovery Centre in Silloth has a
free pack of five cycle routes to enjoy. You can find details below including downloads of the routes.
Starting on the cobbled roads of Silloth, cycle to Grune Point with stunning views across the Solway Firth. At Grune Point you can see tidal marshes, creeks, sand and mud banks, all haven for wild flowers and wading birds.
Taking in the 12th century abbey and the coastal Mawbray Nature Reserve, the route is all on quite roads with no steep bits.
This route follows the meandering River Wampool leading to the Wedholme Flow National Nature Reserve.
A varied ride taking in the transmitter masts (source of the BBC radio time signal pips) and the RSPB Campfield Marsh Nature Reserve.
A nice varied route taking in the Finglandrigg Wood National Nature Reserve, the pretty village of Burgh by Sands and the monument.