Guided Heritage Tours

The spectacular waters and sands of the Solway estuary form a natural boundary and a border between Cumbria in north west England and Dumfries and Galloway in south west Scotland. The coastal lands on either side of the Solway estuary are rich in beauty and local history. 

Solwayconnections guided Secret Solway tours take visitors on a journey of lesser known heritage sites and natural environments on or near to the Solway coastlines of Scotland and/or England. With visits to historic and scenic sites, through interpretation, stories and sometimes encounters with local people, the aim of a Solwayconnections tour is to give visitors a fun and authentic experience of the Solway region and some valued memories to take with them from their time in these less travelled lands.

Solwayconnections guided tours have been devised by Fiona Stoddart to share with visitors the rich local heritage and landscape of the Solway coastal areas in both north west England, and south west Scotland.  Fiona has lived close to the Solway for nearly 20 years and her indepth knowledge of the area allows her to devise detailed guided heritage tour itineraries suitable for different sizes of group and different interests. She designs and guides tours which are suitable for individuals up to groups of 50 people in size.  


New -  Secret Solway guided walks  - Walk and talk with an experienced local tour guide who will interpret the scenic Solway landscape and share with you the history and stories of  fascinating coastal places in Cumbria.  Guided walks are available in Silloth, in Maryport and on a  Cumbrian Solway salt marsh. Walking routes have been specifically devised to allow for social distancing whilst on a guided tour at each of these places. More information to be found on our Secret Solway short tours page.  

Solwayconnections are looking forward to offering Secret Solway guided tours in vehicles in 2021 in line with the UK government Covid 19 guidelines.