Out & About

Bowness-on-Solway lies within the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, about twelve miles west of Carlisle. The area is fantastic for walkers and cyclists and is rich in birdlife and wildlife for nature enthusiasts.  The historic Hadrian's Wall is on our doorstep.

For a bespoke guided tour of the Solway, why not book a day or half day tour with Solway Connections - a locally based company with in depth knowledge of the area.

Things to do in our area.  Something for Everyone!

Go birdwatching at Campfield Marsh RSPB Bowness on Solway
The reserve is made up of a mosaic of saltmarsh, peatbogs, farmland and wet grassland providing homes for a great variety of native wildlife. Trails lead to a wheelchair accessible hide looking out over the main wet grassland area where lapwings, redshanks and snipe breed in the summer and thousands of swans, ducks and geese spend the winter. 

Longer trails over more difficult terrain cross the peatbog where bog plants and dragonflies abound. You can watch the spectacular wading bird roosts at high tide on the saltmarsh from the roadside laybys.

Why not treat yourself at Time Health and Beauty, Kirkbride
Email: info@timehealthbeauty.co.uk  Tel: 016973 51003 | 07415831887
Emel: 016973 51003 | 07415831887

Hire a private swimming pool at Foxes, Kirkbride
Foxes Pool, Gordon House, Mossends, Kirkbride, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 5LF. Tel: 016973 51363.
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm.
Foxes Pool is a private hire swimming pool which is available for 1 hour slots, ideal for children's parties with 1 hour swim and use of the coffee room for party food etc. There are dedicated party hours each weekend.

Go tandem on a gyroplane flight from Kirkbride
Try your hand at flying the fabulous MT03, if you can drive a car then you can fly one of these. I'll talk you through the controls and how they work before taking you up and after a brief demo you will be on the controls in the local area. 
Chris Jones Gyroplanes
Charlesville Wigton Cumbria

E-mail: chrisjonesgyro21@talktalk.net

And further afield…….

Carlisle Castle
Tullie House Museum Carlisle
Maryport Aquarium
Clip and Climb Maryport
West Coast Indoor Karting Maryport
The Lakes Distillery Bassenthwaite
Gretna Gateway shopping centre

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