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 Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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The Government is advising that the risk of the coronavirus being passed on to others outdoors is considered to be low as long as people maintain social distancing.

In England you can leave your home to exercise and spend time outdoors for recreation.

Please see the governments latest advice on on access to green spaces 

When visiting the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at this time please:

  • Respect local communities and their concerns, please be aware you may need to be prepared to make the necessary decision to turn around if the area or car park looks busy, or is full, and come another time
  • The fire risk is currently very high – no fires, no barbeques, no smoking.
  • Follow the Countryside Code and always – leave no trace of your vist and put litter in the bin or take it home, keep dog’s under effective control and pick up after them.

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 AONB1 day ago
Great ideas for activities to connect with nature 🌺🍃even in your own back yard or out on your daily exercise 😃🦋🐌🐛
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The Wildlife Trusts
This June we challenge you and your family to do one wild thing a day! Take part in 30 Days Wild! 🐝🌱🐞😊
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Solway Coast AONB6 days ago
Wherever you are this weekend, please make sure you follow this guidance when you are in the countryside
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
Travelling to the countryside this weekend? 🌳 Make sure you: 💻 Check online to see if the outdoor space is open 🐏 Follow the Countryside Code 🚶 Keep 2 metres away from anyone you don’t live with #StayAlert #Coronavirus
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Solway Coast AONB1 week ago
Specialist conservation operatives from Open Space will commence with the first phase of meadow restoration this week, on Crosscanonby Carr Nature Reserve and Milefortlet 21.
This is part of the exciting ‘Get Cumbria Buzzing’ 🐝🎋 project which aims to tackle the decline in bees and other pollinators by creating safe havens and pollinator highways across the whole of Cumbria. Work starts by creating the right environment for native meadow seed to thrive. This requires extensive ground preparation such as: cut and collects; removal of invasive species; chain harrowing; and the sowing of yellow rattle seed which is semi-parasitic on grasses.
These steps will create the right environment in the sward for sowing of other native meadow seed in year two.
❗️ Watch this space to find out more. 🐝
Allerdale Borough Council Cumbria Wildlife Trust National Lottery Heritage Fund @Cumbria Local Nature Partnership Highways England The Maryporters

1 week ago
The weather has been lovely over recent weeks but it does mean that from the dunes in the South of the #AONB to the bogs in the North everything is very dry. Please take care, the fire hazard is very high 🔥
@allerdale @Allerdalepolice @TMaryporters @allonbyhall1 @SillothTownC
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1 week ago
The1st phase of meadow restoration starts this week on Crosscanonby Carr NR & Milefortlet 21. It’s part of the exciting ‘Get Cumbria Buzzing’ project which aims to tackle the decline in #bees & other #pollinators.
@allerdale @cumbriawildlife @HeritageFundUK @HighwaysEngland
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2 weeks ago
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Allerdale Council @allerdale
Our garden waste collections restarted today – thanks to the vast majority of residents who played their part in helping them return successfully by only placing one bin out and ensuring they weren’t too heavy.

Check when your next collection is: