Cumbria Coastal Way Maryport to Silloth - 12 miles

This section starts in Maryport, a historic port known as Alauna in Roman times.

The Senhouse Roman Museum, Maryport

Our walk began on the cliffs at the Senhouse Roman Museum and followed a short downhill path to join the promenade.

Photo by Simon Hughes Photography
Photo by Simon Hughes Photography
Photo by Simon Hughes Photography
Photo by Simon Hughes Photography
Photo by Simon Hughes Photography

The route was mostly along the 12 miles of beach between, Maryport and Silloth with Criffel, a hill in the Southern Uplands of Dumfries and Galloway, in site all day.

Photo by Simon Hughes Photography
Photo by Simon Hughes Photography
Photo by Simon Hughes Photography
Photo by Simon Hughes Photography

The next stop was Allonby, a small seaside village with a past in salt making, fishing and tourism.

Photo by Simon Hughes Photography
Photo by Simon Hughes Photography
Photo by Simon Hughes Photography
Photo by Simon Hughes Photography
Photo by Simon Hughes Photography

Heading North from Allonby, the route continued along the beach for the most part with a few detours through the sand dunes.

Photo by Simon Hughes Photography
Photo by Simon Hughes Photography
Photo by Simon Hughes Photography
Photo by Simon Hughes Photography

We saw large numbers of Oystercatchers at several points along the way.

Photo by Simon Hughes Photography
Photo by Simon Hughes Photography
Photo by Simon Hughes Photography
Photo by Simon Hughes Photography

Finally, we arrived at the Victorian seaside town of Silloth. The Port of Silloth was originally built in 1855 as a deep-water port for Carlisle and still operates today for wheat, fertiliser, molasses, forest products and general cargo.

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