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New AONB Management Plan We want your views!

We are developing the 2020-25 Solway Coast AONB Management Plan. We have a draft plan and we would really like to hear your views.

You can view the plan here

You can take part in our consultation survey here

Solway Coast AONB

The Solway Coast AONB came under full scale management in 1996. The area stretches from its easterly boundary at Floriston on the Border Esk to Maryport on the West Cumbrian Coast. Its area covers approximately 118 Sq KM. 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.
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Solway Coast AONB shared a post.2 days ago
Over the next few weeks we thought we’d share with you all of the things that make our coastline special, unique and well loved. Some of them are legal designations and some are less scientific! We cant wait to hear why you love this coast.


Did you know we often see slow worms and common lizards on the coast? You have to be quiet and stealthy to see these elusive creatures. Have you ever spotted any?
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Solway Coast AONB1 week ago
A snow ⛄️ topped Criffel today.
Hope you got your thermals on Solway Firth Partnership and SMILE Project
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Solway Coast AONB shared a post.1 week ago
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2 days ago
We had a great lunchtime yesterday helping @CumbriaCC libraries team and Pete from @Allerdalepolice in #Silloth #DiscoveryCentre. A great turn out and wonderful to see so many families in the library!
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Allerdale Police @Allerdalepolice
Today PCSO 5299 Pete Nichol joined Cumbria County Council for a feed and read session at Silloth local links #feadandread #cumbriapolice #cumbriacountycouncil
2 days ago
Keep your eyes peeled in Allonby! #cleanerseas @allerdale
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Have you used one of the
boards along the #NorthWestCoast?
They’re a great way to do your bit, help the environment and get that feel good feeling 🤩

Keep your eyes peeled in St Annes, Allonby, Morecambe, Fleetwood to name a few! 🏖️

1 week ago
A snow ⛄️ topped Criffel 🏔 today! Hope you’ve got your thermals on @Solwaytweets @solwaysmile #aonb SolwayAONB photo