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Cumbrian coast from Millom to Silecroft

A moderate walk (coast) in national park Lake District starting and finishing in Cumbria, England, about 10.00km (6.21 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:45h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 19m (62ft)
Loss 17m (55ft)
Max. Elevation 20m (65ft)
Elevation (total) 36m (117ft)
Start
Millom station
End
Silecroft
Distance 10.00km
(6.21mi)
Duration ~2:45h
Difficulty  
Moderate
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 27 Nov 2014
This coastal walk explores the wild western coast of Cumbria. Starting at Millom, you pass Hodbarrow bird reserve before joining the windswept beaches to the west. At Kirksanton, you head inland and wander through farms before reaching the comfort of the pub in Silecroft.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SD172802
Start at Millom station.
OS Grid SD174798
Walk along St George's Road, then turn left into Mainsgate Road.
About 0.47 km (~0.29 miles) from
OS Grid SD174790
The road leads to the RSPB reserve at Hodbarrow (www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/h/hodbarrow). The walk heads west to Steel Green, but if time allows, enjoy the path right around the lake. Binoculars at the ready!
About 0.74 km (~0.46 miles) from
OS Grid SD164787
A path leads along the road to Haverigg. Continue heading west along the coast.
About 1.05 km (~0.65 miles) from
OS Grid SD154782
Here, take the left-fork path along the coast. Cumbria's seaside at its rugged best.
About 1.12 km (~0.7 miles) from
OS Grid SD140781
Continue along the beach, beyond the prison.
About 1.35 km (~0.84 miles) from
OS Grid SD131790
Follow the coast as it veers northwards beyond the wind farm.
About 1.29 km (~0.8 miles) from
OS Grid SD127796
Make sure you don't miss the road heading from the beach inland to Kirksanton.
About 0.67 km (~0.42 miles) from
OS Grid SD136808
At the bend in the road, take the left path. Continue past the few houses here, and enter a farm field where you can visit the standing stones.
About 1.48 km (~0.92 miles) from
OS Grid SD134811
The path crosses over a stream, then through more fields.
About 0.42 km (~0.26 miles) from
OS Grid SD131815
The path is well marked, and you join a road that will take you towards Silecroft.
About 0.44 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid SD131819
The station is in the centre of the town. There is a pub as well if you want a pint before heading home: www.minersarmssilecroft.com
About 0.44 km (~0.27 miles) from

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