Whitehaven Coast

Only 5½ miles from the border of the Lake District National Park, the Whitehaven Coast stretches south from the 18th-century harbour of Whitehaven towards the sandstone cliffs of St Bees Head. From carpets of colourful wildflowers to thousands of nesting seabirds, there's lots to discover when exploring this part of the world.

We have partnered with the RSPB, Natural England, the Land Trust, Cumbria Wildlife Trust and the local councils to join up how we care for our 'Colourful Coast' between Whitehaven and St Bees. This includes our wildflower meadow restoration work, heathland restoration, Planting for Pollinators bulb planting and the planting of other native and beneficial trees and hedgerows.

We are creating a space that will not only benefit nature and wildlife but the local community as well. We hope to have more and more people come out to enjoy this space and take part in our free events.

Service access criteria: Everyone is welcome on the Whitehaven Coast
Outdoor activities
Activities for children and young people
Connecting with nature
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Mental health
Youth support
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Waiting list (weeks): 0
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