Solway Coast Discovery Days

Solway Coast Discovery Days

We are pleased to announce that the King Charles III England Coast path celebratory event for Cumbria will be taking place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2023, 10am – 4pm at Blue Dial Farm, Allonby, (CA15 6PB)

The event is being delivered by Solway Coast AONB with support from NE. There will be an event base at Blue Dial Farm supported by a wide range of partners with stands, activities and information. The majority of the activities will take place along the shore and path between Blue Dial and Milefortlet 21.

You can take your pick from a range of exciting activities, including wildlife spotting, beach mindfulness, photography, a Roman re-enactment, shoreline beasties, beach games, storytelling and toddler walks with Tikes Hikes for those little legs.

Drop into Blue Dial Farm for a well-earned rest and to meet organisations working along the coast with lots of information and activities about ways to enjoy and learn more about this very special coastline.

Something for all ages and abilities!

Please note than some activities are drop-in and others are timed slots so it’s advisable to call in early if you’re interested in a particular activity. Keep an eye out on the Solway Coast AONB website for a programme of timed activities which will be announced nearer the date.

Parking is limited at Blue Dial so why not pick up the free shuttle minibus running between 10am and 4pm between Maryport Aquarium, Crosscanonby Carr, Blue Dial Farm and Allonby. Or walk or cycle our off-road, accessible path from Maryport or Allonby and be wowed by the “Beach of Dreams” art installation along the route.

At 12 noon on Sunday 9th July join us on the green outside Twentymans in Allonby to cheer along our community procession around Allonby village, in the culmination of a project celebrating the fishing heritage of the coastline. To be followed with a bring your own community picnic on the green.

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