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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.
Solway Coast AONB
Solway Coast AONB3 days ago
Fancy a 30 minute online exercise class, a perfect platform for beginners wanting to improve their fitness from the comfort of your own home.
Brought to you by ‘Get Fit With Laura’ in association with Solway Coast AONB and Cumbria County Council
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Allerdale Borough Council
Solway Coast AONB
Solway Coast AONB is feeling thankful.5 days ago
It was tough going at Crosscanonby Carr Nature Reserve today but the Open Spaces team were determined and didn’t let us down. We’ll be tackling the paths next. Great to be making steps in the right direction and getting this lovely reserve back on track.
Solway Coast AONB
Solway Coast AONB6 days ago
Looking for an easy cycle 🚴🏼‍♀️with beautiful views🌊 and off the main roads? Park up at Allonby, hop on the cycleway to Maryport and have a nice flat ride to the Pier. Stop off for a little history at Milefortlet 21 on the way ⛏. Treat yourself to an ice cream 🍦at the Aquarium 🐠or at Twentymans on your return. Approx 12 flat miles, lovely ☺️
Solway Coast AONB
Solway Coast AONB7 days ago
Did you know the thornback ray is a commonly encountered species off the Cumbrian coast?

We recently had the photo of a tail section (below left) sent in for identification. It was spotted on the beach south of St Bees. Thanks to our friends Living Seas North West we now know this is the ray with the largest spines – those spines actually look like thorns!

Discover more 👉www.livingseasnw.org.uk/wildlife-explorer/marine/fish-sharks-skates-and-rays/thornback-ray

Section of tail with spines 📷 Julian Berkeley
Thornback ray 📷 Paul Naylor www.marinephoto.co.uk
Solway Coast AONB
Solway Coast AONB1 week ago
It’s a beautiful weekend so if you’re wondering what to do, head along to Bowness in Solway, Anthorn and Greenspot to visit Solway artists in the homes and studios and see the amazing art they create, much of which is inspired by the landscape both here and further afield. Combine it with a walk and drop into a local cafe or pub and have a lovely inspiring day out. And if you miss it tomorrow it’s all in again next weekend!

https://www.facebook.com/Around-The-Island-Art-Trail-942422659481219/
Solway Coast AONB
Solway Coast AONB1 week ago
Say hello 👋 to Alison, Margaret and Daisy 😃🐶. They were out on their adventures this afternoon. Inspired by Winn’s memoirs ‘The Salt Path’, they were walking from Seaton to Silloth, along the cycle way. They popped off route to visit Milefortlet 21, site of a scheduled monument.

3 days ago
A 30 minute online exercise class for beginners wanting to improve their fitness from the comfort of your own home.
Brought to you by ‘Get Fit With Laura’ in association with Solway Coast AONB & Cumbria County Council
Sign up today at https://t.co/kaoo5jZJiK… https://t.co/fFwVrcQSRA
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6 days ago
It’s Landscapes for Life week, where is your favourite place by the water @SolwayAONB @allerdale #MyNationalLandscapes 💚💙❤️ https://t.co/W7twHPXVzM
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AONBs @AONBFamily
Today’s Landscapes for Life week theme is ‘Down by the Water’. Do you have a favourite place by the water where you find peace or recreation? Tell us why you love it and tag #MyNationalLandscapes https://t.co/c05MnzgEzu
6 days ago
#MyNationalLandscapes @AONBFamily 💚💙 https://t.co/737MkKmOXn
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The UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty make up 25% of the land area of the UK. Together we have committed to creating or restoring 100,000 hectares of wildlife-rich habitat outside protected sites by 2030. #MyNationalLandscapes https://t.co/iTh3kjbZKe https://t.co/a4y4J4AjfX