Cumbria’s epic coastline stretches around 160km from the Solway Firth and border with Scotland in the north to Morecambe Bay and Lancashire in the south. Although lying largely outside the boundaries of the Lake District National Park, this is a part of the county which merits equal attention for its scenic beauty, history, flora and rich abundance of wading birds and rare wildlife. From sweeping beaches to towering cliffs, seafaring ports to genteel holiday resorts, wetlands to limestone pavements, the sheer variety of this intriguing coastal strip and its immediate hinterland is perfect for walkers of all abilities. Darren Flint and Donald Greig’s hand-picked selection of 40 coastal and estuary walks reveals a unique but relatively little known part of a county that even today still has the capacity to surprise and delight.
96 pages / 105mm x 148mm