A Shared Responsibility for a Very Special Place
Grune Point Pill Box
The Solway Coast AONB has been relatively unchanged since becoming a designated area in 1964. The area covers most of the English Solway Firth coastline from Rockcliffe to Maryport, with the exception of the town of Silloth on Solway.
The Solway Coast has an abundance of natural landscapes and is renowned for its spectacular sunsets.
The staff and management of the Solway Coast AONB are totally committed to the area, working in partnership with the Joint Advisory Committee in order to continue the excellent work already completed to protect and enhance the area.
Dr Brian Irving, Manager of the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has been given an MBE for services to natural heritage and conservation in Cumbria.
On his role he said: ‘The great thing is that you are working towards positive change’. He also commented that the hardest thing was keeping it a secret from friends and family for six weeks!