Cumbrian Coast

A great route from Carlisle to Workington, taking you along the stunning Cumbrian coastline.

From Carlisle Station cycle follow National Route 7 until the River Eden, where you turn left onto National Route 72 which runs all the way to Workington. As you leave Carlisle behind you travel on quiet roads, coming to Burgh by Sands, a village that lies within the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is the end section of Hadrian’s Cycleway route, which stretches the length of Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site in the North of England.

Once on the Cardurnock peninsula, the route then takes you to Bowness-on-Solway where there is Campfield Marsh, an RSPB nature reserve – a wetland paradise with 360-degree views of the Solway Plain.  Have a picnic and admire the variety of native birdlife.

After travelling through the town of Siloth the route then follows the coast down to Workington along a mix of traffic-free and on-road routes. At Allonby it's almost entirely traffic-free to Maryport. Allonby has a long sandy beach, with lovely views across the Solway Estuary and Maryport is home to a great Roman Museum and a Maritime Museum - both are worth a visit. From Flimby to Workington it's traffic-free once again.

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Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

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The Cumbrian Coast (Carlisle to Workington) route is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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