The Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty was designated in December 1964.
The designation was in recognition of the quality of its landscape and the significant historic and scientific interest.
It stretches from Rockcliffe in the north to Maryport in the south. It covers about 115 square km
of Allerdale. A good way to start exploring this fascinating area is taking a Secret Solway Tour.
The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is loved by cyclists because of the variety of the landscapes and the history to enjoy along the way. The AONB Discovery Centre in Silloth has a free pack of five cycle routes to enjoy.
Five varied walks that introduce you to the quiet, unique area that is the SArea of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The AONB Discovery Centre in Silloth has a free pack of five circular routes to enjoy.Download Solway Rambles guide
The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is home to a profusion of wildflowers. You can obtain a free booklet from the Discovery Centre in Silloth; guided wildflower walks also start from there.Download wildflowers guide
The Solway has something to offer the birdwatcher all year round, especially migratory waders and wildfowl. You can obtain a free booklet from the Discovery Centre in Silloth.Download birdwatching guide
Allerdale is the capital of doing, with a range of amazing experiences suited to anyone.
High energy, low impact or total relaxation, we have something for you.
High adrenaline mountain experiences? Tick! Indulgent spa treatments in the heart
of the UK’s most beautiful national park? Tick! Culture and heritage to
inspire joyous fun with the kids? Big tick!
Add in a fantastic range of accommodation and delicious food
and we have everything in place ready for you.