Illustration of Ospreys

Solway Coast AONB

A special landscape of scientific and historic significance

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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.

An illustrated map of Allerdale
Cycling and canoeing in Allerdale.

Start Exploring

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.

Silloth makes a great base for exploring the Solway Coast AONB:


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