Silecroft beach

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A new 200-mile coastal route has been unveiled, with the aim of making it easier for motorhome and camper van owners to visit some of Cumbria and the Lake District’s hidden gems.

Coinciding with the county’s Year of the Coast 2021, the new Cumbrian Coastal Route – or ‘CCR 200’ – allows easy exploration of some of the lesser-known parts of the beautiful region.

Along your voyage of discovery, you can expect to come across nature reserves, castles and secluded beaches. Furthermore, the area is teaming with wildlife, including rare birds and grey seals.

To make your travels simpler, CCR 200 is broken down into sections, which can each be done within a day. These are:

  1. Morecambe Bay: the Foodie Peninsula
  2. Furness Peninsula and Island Hopping
  3. Haverigg to Seascale: where the Lakes meet the Sea
  4. Seascale to Maryport: the Nordic Coast
  5. Maryport to Carlisle: Solway Coast to City Stay
Bowness on Solway

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It will also be straightforward for owners to find motorhome and camper van sites in the Lake District and Cumbria, ranging from simple stop offs to larger holiday parks. There will also be car parks permitting overnight stays along the way too.

If you decide to pitch up for a while, the recently opened 32 mile stretch of England’s Coast Path could be worth exploring. The route allows you to journey from Whitehaven to Silecroft beach, while taking in the spectacular Black Coombe summit.

Managing Director of Cumbria Tourism, Gill Haigh said: “The ‘CCR 200’ route aims to open people’s eyes to all the hidden gems they may not be aware of, particularly along our stunning coastline which stretches from Morecambe Bay to the Scottish border, taking in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, layers of hidden heritage and history, and plenty of water-based activities for all the family.”

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