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Explore the area


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Whether you enjoy birdwatching, invigorating coastal walks or sampling the finest, freshest local seafood, this beautiful, coastal landscape has something to tempt you.

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Birthplace of Thomas Ismay owner of the Titanic

How to get here

Below are details of travel information for Cumbria, including how to get here, and also how to travel around once you are in Western Lake District.

By rail:

Northern Rail operate the Cumbrian Coast railway line connecting many towns and villages of the Western Lake District with Carlisle in the north and Barrow-in-Furness in the south. The railway provides a scenic route through the Lake District and links with the West Coast Main Line at Carlisle for connections to the North East, Scotland, Yorkshire and the south and with trains to Lancashire, Manchester and Manchester Airport at Barrow-in-Furness.

Many attractions in the Western Lake District, such as Maryport, Millom, Whitehaven and Workington, can be visited using the Cumbrian Coast railway line. What better way to visit the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway than going by train and you can save money too! Visit for more details.

Further information on Northern Rail including timetables, special offers or to plan your journey please visit: or call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.

For details of Northern Rail offers please visit:

For details on how to travel to the Western Lake District by rail please also see the below websites:

By bus:
There are links with the National Express bus service.

You can also get more local bus information and timetables from Stagecoach North West.

By road:
Accessing the area by the south is junction 36 on the M6, A590, A5092 then A595. The main road routes are the A66, connecting with the M6, junction 40 at Penrith. This joins the A595 and A596, linking Western Lake District with Barrow-in-Furness in the south and Carlisle in the north.

Public transport information:

For comprehensive public transport information, including bus, boat and rail services in the Western Lake District and across Cumbria, call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 . Lines are open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. Calls provided by BT will be charged at 10p per minute plus 6p set up fee per call. Mobile, business and other providers' charges may vary. Alternatively, you can use Traveline Journey Planner

Car Hire:

The Lake District is served by a number of international ariports and train stations. If you are arriving by air or rail, car hire is available to make the onward journey, visit or call 0845 508 9845 for competitive rates.

Whitehaven - the perfect day out
Millom & Black Combe

Brian Sherwen Photography

Many images on this website have been supplied to us by Brian Sherwen.