Solway Coast AONB

Solway Coast AONB

A special landscape of scientific and historic significance

Solway Coast Allerdale Cumbria

Solway Coast AONB

A special landscape of scientific and historic significance

Solway Coast -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.

New! Explore the Solway with the new The Solway Cumbrian Coast Beach & Explorers Guide.

Cycling on quiet roads

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.

Circular walks for all the family

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.

Profusion of wild flowers

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.

Birdwatcher's paradise

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.

Start Exploring

Allerdale, the capital of doing, is open for your next amazing experience. High energy, low energy or total relaxation. We have something new for you. High adrenaline mountain experiences, yes, unique spa treatments in the heart of the UK’s most beautiful national park, tick, culture and heritage to inspire, definitely, joyous fun with the kids, it’s a yes too.  Add in the amazing range of accommodation and food and we have everything in place ready for you.

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