The elevated position of the barrow affords great views over the surrounding countryside and is a lovely spot for a picnic.A short drive away you'll find Stanton Drew Stone Circles and Cove.
At one end of the line is Carlisle, dating from its time as a centre of Roman power on Hadrian's Wall and now the county town for Cumbria.If you are planning to stay in West Cumbria and want to explore the natural and cultural heritage in more detail, why not contact the specialist Blue Badge Guides?They can show you round or supply you with self guided walks.The partnership includes the train operating company, local authorities and local businesses both large and small.It is not a line noted for fast trains and in Michael Williams' book, "On the Slow Train" he writes with affection of this timeless line where the scenery and journey are more important then the time taken to get to the destination.You will see much evidence of the Energy Coast with wind turbines, gas platforms far out to sea and the ever changing face of Sellafield.
The Cumbrian Coast Line Community Rail Partnership was established in 2008 and aims to promote the line and improve the services and stations along its 132 km/82 mile length.
Sheep are regularly grazing the fields en route, so please keep dogs on a lead.
Wind up torches are available on site so that you can explore the full extent of the barrow interior. English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.
The Cumbrian Coast Line, as its name suggests, hugs the scenic coastline between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness.
For much of the route, the line runs very close to the coast and links the waters of the Solway with those of Morecambe Bay; both sites of special scientific interest (SSSI).
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