Heritage Walks in the Western Lake District
The walks in this guide offer an introduction to the wonderful coastline and fascinating heritage of the Western Lake District. With routes of varying length and difficulty, the novice rambler and the seasoned explorer can both both enjoy this special place.
Copeland has a 56 mile stretch of coastline from Lowca in the north to Duddon bridge in the south. It offers a wide range of opportunities for visitors who can enjoy beautiful natural habitats, award winning beaches, an abundance of wildlife and endless leisure and sporting activities.
Key features of the Copeland coast include: (Please click on the links below if the map won't load)
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- Lowca - Industry & Innovation
- Parton – Industry & Education
- Whitehaven – Coal, Rail and Ships
- St. Bees – Cliff and Coast
- Drigg – Gulleries and Gunneries
- Ravenglass – Tide & Time
- Bootle – Rescues & Resistance
- Silecroft – Sunsets and Seascapes
- Haverigg – Protect and Serve
- Millom – Mill on the Hill
Copeland Coastal Partnership
On 30 June 2011 Copeland Borough Council launched a new Coastal Partnership. The Copeland Coastal Partnership brings together a range of organisations that have an interest in promoting and enhancing the coast to encourage more people to enjoy the benefits of what is on offer.
Current coastal projects
A summary of current or recent projects undertaken by the Copeland Coastal Partnership.
Coastal Community Network
The Coastal Community Network is made up of coastal community groups in Copeland who have a shared interest in:
- facilitating communication and co-operation within and between the coastal community groups
- encouraging the sustainable management among those with an interest in, or impact on, Copeland’s coast
- conserving, enhancing and managing the nature conservation interest of the coastal area
- Coastal Activities Leaflet Whatever your taste for adventure, here you will find details of a range of opportunities for all ages and abilities from kayaking to cycling, fishing to sailing.
St. Bees leaflet
A leaflet with information about the popular coastal village of St. Bees famed for being the start of Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk
A leaflet about the coastal village of Seascale, an ideal location for exploring the spectacular Western Lake District coast and fells.
Our Environmental Health Team can provide a range of advice and guidance on health and safety issues. We also regulate business to ensure compliance with legislation. Please note that we do not offer a pest control service. We can provide advice and will investigate if there is a serious problem but if you are looking for pest control, please contact a local supplier.
Copeland's beautiful coastline has an importnat role to play. It supports recreation, fishing and farmin as well as tourism with day trippers and holiday makers.
Copeland, like the rest of Cumbria, is a great place to cycle. Whether you are leaving the car behind and commuting to work, doing the full 'coast to coast' experience or simply want a day out in the countryside with friends and family. You will find quiet country lanes, cycle paths and endless refreshment oppportunities to make your cycling more enjoyable.The Lake District National Park Authority and Cumbria Tourist Board websites are a great place to start.
Beaches gain top Seaside Awards
Copeland's beautiful beaches have once again been recognised for their fantastic facilities and cleanliness.