Solway Coast by Cycle

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Solway Coast by Cycle

The Solway Coast by Cycle

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.

Hadrian’s Cycleway (National Route 72) hugs the Solway Coast and offers long sections of recently improved, off-road tarmac path between Maryport and Silloth. Check out the short film below for a taster of the stunning landscape that the route passes through. Further information and a detailed map of Route 72 can be found here on the Sustrans website. 

5 Solway Coast Circular Rides

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.

Solway Coast cycling Silloth

Victorian Silloth – 7 miles, very easy

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.

Holme Cultram Abbey and Mawbray Bank – 20 miles, easy

Taking in the 12th century abbey and the coastal Mawbray Nature Reserve, the route is all on quite roads with no steep bits.

River Wampool and Wedholme Flow – 19 miles, easy with a few short uphill sections

This route follows the meandering River Wampool leading to the Wedholme Flow National Nature Reserve

Cardurnock Peninsula – 16 miles, easy but be prepared for headwinds early on

A varied ride taking in the transmitter masts (source of the BBC radio time signal pips) and the RSPB Campfield Marsh Nature Reserve.

Cardurnock Peninsula cycling
Finglandridgg Wood cycling

Finglandridgg Wood and King Edward I Monument – 22 miles, easy

A nice varied route taking in the Finglandrigg Wood National Nature Reserve, the pretty village of Burgh by Sands and the monument.