Walk and talk with a local guide – Secret Solway walking tours

A Solway salt marsh

Grazing salt marsh cattle

Available October to May - A Secret Solway salt marsh guided walk

Explore the open expanses of the beautiful Cumbrian Solway coastline in England whilst taking in the stunning views across the inner estuary to Scotland. An area rich in wildlife with an exciting history full of stories.  This is a low level walk which includes some uneven ground and a few short rises. Approximately 75 minutes. Please note there are no toilets available at the site of this walking tour. This walk is not suitable for dogs due to grazing livestock on the salt marsh.    It is not recommended that people venture out to explore the Solway salt marshes without detailed local knowledge, due to the tidal nature of the area.


Views from Silloth on Solway

The community garden Silloth on Solway

A guided walk in Silloth on Solway

Take in the majestic views on a walk through the rich history of this fascinating seaside town - once a Victorian spa town known as the ‘Cumbrian Riviera’.  Hear about the trade and transport history of the town and the part this played in the international success of  Carlisle's much loved Carrs biscuit factory.  Learn about Silloth in World War II, find out about famous visitors and sports people….. and lots more local stories.  This guided walk takes approximately 90 minutes and is on level ground with just a few steps. 


Historic Carlisle with it's rich social history

Carlisle Castle

The 'Off the Wall' Carlisle guided walk

Who were the Cracker Packers?
Which USA president became a freeman of Carlisle City?
What was the ‘night of a 1000 whiskies’?

Find out answers to these questions and more on a guided walking tour of Carlisle city centre and historic quarters. The Roman era is only a part of the truly rich and layered history of this small border city. On a two and a half hour guided walking tour, explore ancient to modern times taking a route that shares some of the less well known and sometimes quite unexpected stories from the people and the history of Carlisle.

Guided walking tours can be included as part of a full day Secret Solway tour itinerary.  Some groups like to include more than one walking tour in their Secret Solway day out.  

Find out more about Secret Solway short guided tours from Carlisle

For more information about Solwayconnections guided heritage tours, please contact fiona@solwayconnections.co.uk  or phone 07494489901