Frequently Asked Questions

Where will our Secret Solway guided tour leave from?

The usual place to meet your Secret Solway tour guide is outside the main Tourist Information Centre in Carlisle city centre at:

Old Town Hall,
Green Market,

This location is a few minutes walk from the Carlisle train station and also the Carlisle bus station.  Other meeting and drop off locations can be arranged.

What sort of transport will we be in?

A comfortable minibus or minicoach driven by a professionally trained driver, will be used as transportation for your tour.

What should I wear?

Our tours are designed to include visits to different heritage and natural sites. Some of the sites are a short walk away from the parking area and have a few steps at their entrance. Some of the footpaths at sites can also be a little uneven in places. We therefore advise people to wear outdoor shoes with soles that are suitable for walking on uneven surfaces. We suggest you also bring a waterproof jacket with you. During the summer months you may wish to wear your insect repellant when visiting natural habitats.

What do we do for our lunch?

Our day tours will take you to a Cumbrian seaside town where there are a number of different cafes, food outlets and bakeries which offer food suitable to meet the needs of different dietary requirements. You will have time to purchase your lunch and spend a little time exploring before your transport leaves to take you to your next heritage destination.

What about toilet facilities?

Some of the different heritage sites and the lunch time venue for your tour have public toilet facilities.

Please contact us if you have any further questions.