Keswick - Theatre by the Lake
Situated 23 miles from Carlisle and 27 miles from Keswick, Silloth provides an ideal base from which to explore The English Lake District, Northwest Cumbria, Southern Scotland and to take in the turbulent history of the border country.
Keen anglers can take advantage of our extensive promenade with free parking fishing. For the trout and salmon fishermen amongst as it's a relatively short drive to some of the finest salmon and trout rivers in the country. There are plenty of day ticket waters and expert tuition available. Well worth a day out if you are based in one of the caravan/camping sites in Silloth.
A few miles down the road is Kirkbride airfield with its fleet of spectacular autogyros. (Remember Little Nellie in the James Bond film). You'll get the flight of your life around the Lake District and Solway Firth. Another outstanding day out based from Silloth.
For walkers, hikers and cyclists, Silloth provides an excellent base for walks around and from the town. This stretch of coast that includes Silloth, Skinburness and Grune Point is an integral part of the Cumbria Coastal Way. Walkers and cyclists can confine themselves to the flat easy walks and rides in and around the town, along the coast and and on the rest of the Solway Plain or, alternatively, they can push on into the hills of the Lake District and beyond.
The area around Silloth is abundent with wildlife and rare flora and fauna. Walkers should beware of walking around times of high tide or during misty conditions. In these circumstances despite clearly marked footpaths and walkways the areas off the back roads are potentially dangerous. The wildlife here at certain times of year is superb, particularly geese, skylarks and raptors. The whole of this area is a site of national and international importance for wintering wildfowl and wading birds. The area around Grune Point and the Skinburness salt marshes is noted for its population of Natterjack toads and other invertebrates. Plant species that can be seen around Grune Point include sea holly, burnet rose, bloody cranesbill, the Isle of Man cabbage and Dyer's green weed. All along this coast oystercatchers, sandpipers, cormorants and curlew are common along the shores and wheatear are often to be seen amongst the dune vegetation. Harbour porpoises and seals are often seen from the docks and promenade of Silloth all along the coast to Grune Point.
Silloth is the home one of the finest golf courses in the country. Come along and play a round if you're up for a real golfing challenge. There'll always be a warm welcome in the clubhouse and restaurant at the end of your day's golf.
In addition to Silloth and the immediate surrounding area you can enjoy a day at the races in Carlisle, climbing up the wall in Maryport, a craft fair at Bank Mill Nursery or an evening at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick.
Include Silloth in your planned holiday to West Cumbria and use it as a base to explore the attractions of Cumbria, the lakes and the border country.
Silloth water park, opened in 2013