Coastal walk from Whitehaven
- From the railway station walk ahead to Tesco petrol station, north of Whitehaven Harbour.
- Take immediate left and within a few yards left again along the Wagon Way (cycleway signed).
- The William Pit Memorial is reached from the Wagon Way by a path to Cumbria Steelstock.
- Continue along the Wagon Way until the road to Parton is reached.
- Bear left and continue until school on right and village hall on left are reached.
- Take road up hill opposite village hall and continue past four bungalows on left where there is a short tarmac path through to field. Walk across old bowling green to stile, from there look for a stone wall on the right side of the field and follow wall to stile into road.
- Continue past the church entrance, after another 90 yards on left there is a tarmac path downhill. Upon reaching road cross over and turn right to small bridge over beck. Turn left and pass under railway line and re-cross beck over footbridge, keeping left along foreshore.
- Walk along foreshore path to car park. Either follow foreshore to one of the arches beyond car park or through arch beside car park to rejoin outgoing walk.
- Historic industrial village of Parton
- Moresby Church built on the site of the Roman fort
- Moresby Hall Grade 1 listed building
- Whitehaven historic harbour and marina
- Memorial to the 1947 William Pit disaster
- Historic wagon way
- Haig Colliery Mining Museum
- Lake District National Park
- Muncaster Castle and World Owl Trust
- Ravenglass/Eskdale Railway
- Ravenglass Roman Bath House
- Senhouse Roman Museum (Maryport)
- St Bees’ Beach
- The Rum Story (Whitehaven)
Estimated walk time:
Easy (the path is surfaced & some hill walking)
Whitehaven railway station (Grid Ref: NX 974 186)
Whitehaven Tourist Information Centre, Tel: 01946 598914
Whitehaven & Parton railway stations. Whitehaven railway station is a stop on the scenic Cumbrian Coast Line.
Ordnance Survey Map:
Explorer 303 Whitehaven and Workington
Places to eat and drink:
Various places in Whitehaven
Other walks in this area:
Lake District National Park, start/finish of coast-to-coast long distance path at St. Bees. (Enquire at Tourist Information Centre)