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It’s not just the stunning views along the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which make this a special place – its uniqueness runs far deeper than that.

It’s the inhabitants – whether they’re the birds, animals, insects or sea creatures – as well as the human communities. They all have a part to play in shaping, conserving and protecting the place today, and looking after it for tomorrow.

And there’s also its history and heritage – the impact from the natural world, and the influence of humans.

There are the tales of conflict and resolution, the actions which have physically changed this landscape, the effect of civilisation on the rich habitats which exist here, and the forging of the characteristics which make this coastline so distinctive.

The Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is an amazing place to visit, live, work and enjoy. Explore these pages to find out why.