The elevated position of the barrow affords great views over the surrounding countryside and is a lovely spot for a picnic.
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.Situated in a village, the two fascinating stone circles and the three stone 'cove' make up the third largest complex of prehistoric standing stones in England.In the opposite direction you'll find Farleigh Hungerford Castle, an intriguing ruin set in a tranquil valley of the River Frome. Our target is to become completely self-funding by 2023.Stoney Littleton Long Barrow is one of the country's finest accessible examples of a Neolithic chambered tomb.Dating from about 3500 BC, it is 30 metres long and has multiple burial chambers open to view. Parking: There is a small free car park off Littleton Lane, approximately one mile from Wellow.The e-mail contacts are: [email protected] and [email protected] CRP's Annual Reports are attached to the Partnership Details page of this website.
For a look back into the history of the line, you can contact the Cumbrian Railways Association at .
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.
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.
Many of the railway lines, not just here but across the world, came from Workington, almost mid-way along the line.