GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Allonby Walks - to Silloth Walk

7 miles (12 km)

This Cumbrian village sits on the west coast of the county in the Allerdale district. There's a wide expanse of beach, some beautiful countryside and miles of walking trails to follow around the Solway Coast AONB.
This walk from the village takes you north to Silloth along a section of the Cumbria Coastal Way and the Allerdale Ramble. It's about a 7.5 mile walk along a fairly flat part of the waymarked trail. On the way you will pass Beckfoot, Mawbray and Bitterlees Bank with some fine views over the Solway Firth and Allonby Bay to the mountains of Scotland.
You can extend the walk by continuing north to visit the scenic Gurne Point and Skinburness.

Postcode

CA15 6QF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Allonby OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Allonby Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Allonby

  • Silloth - This Cumbrian port town is located in a lovely spot on the Solway Firth, close to the Lake District hills
  • Allerdale Ramble - Explore the stunning scenery of the Lake District on this wonderful trail.
    The trail begins at Seathwaite at the foot of the stunning Great Gable mountain
  • Cumbria Coastal Way - Explore the wonderful coastline of Cumbria on this splendid long distance path
  • Solway Coast - This long walk makes use of the Cumbria Coastal Way and the Hadrian's Wall Path to explore the Solway Coast AONB. The route runs from Silloth to Bowness-on-Solway taking you through some beautiful scenery using a series of waymarked paths. In Silloth you can visit the Solway Coast Discovery Centre to learn all about the area before you begin your exercise.
  • Maryport to Allonby Walk - This walk follows a popular section of the Cumbria Coastal Way from Maryport to Allonby.

Pubs/Cafes

The 17th century Ship Inn is an historic place for a post walk drink. They serve good quality food and also provide rooms if you wish to stay in the area.
Notably the authors Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins stayed there in 1857. Dickens described The Ship as"a capital little homely inn looking out upon the sea...a clean nice place in a rough wild country". You can find them on the Main Street at postcode CA15 6QF for your sat navs. The inn is dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.

Photos

Allonby, West Cumbria - geograph.org.uk - 1154573

Allonby, West Cumbria. The small village includes some interesting old buildings from the Georgian and Victorian periods.

Allonby Beck - geograph.org.uk - 2410604

Allonby Beck

Shingle Beach Mawbray - geograph.org.uk - 91795

Shingle Beach Mawbray

Track to car park at Beckfoot - geograph.org.uk - 572449

Track to car park at Beckfoot

Beckfoot - geograph.org.uk - 1026305

Beckfoot

Looking across the Solway Firth - geograph.org.uk - 3124212

Looking across the Solway Firth

Silloth, West Beach - geograph.org.uk - 613703

Silloth, West Beach

The Promenade at Silloth, Cumbria - geograph.org.uk - 1118188

The Promenade at Silloth, Cumbria

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GPS Files

GPX File

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