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natural environment of maryport...

The west-facing Solway coast affords expansive views and glorious sunsets over the Irish Sea, which can be enjoyed from the promenade walks. 
 

Crosscanonby Carr Nature Reserve 
Created from a derelict car park, this wetland reserve now teems with life and is part of the Solway Coast AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Two ponds, a canalised beck, open fen carr and herb-rich meadows form a mosaic of habitats that attract a wealth of wildlife. A circular walk around the reserve is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Interpretation panels and picnic tables on site. Car parking and toilets nearby.

Dubbs Moss Nature Reserve 
An area of woodland and wetland owned by Cumbria Wildlife Trust. The reserve can be approached from Moorland Close Farm to the south-east or from Wellington Farm, where it forms part of a nature trail from the ice-cream parlour

The west-facing Solway coast affords expansive views and glorious sunsets over the Irish Sea, which can be enjoyed from the promenade walks.

Visitor attractions

Lake District Coast Aquarium 
South Quay
Maryport

Come face to face with an array of local marine and freshwater fish in a sequence of living habitat re-creations. Spot camouflaged plaice, lurking conger eels, silvery shoals of bass, scuttling crabs, smooth gliding sharks and many more aquatic creatures, or dip your hand in the touch pool and see what you can find! Elsewhere there are radio-controlled boats, a 12-hole crazy golf course and a pirate-themed adventure playground nearby. Café and gift shop on site. Admission charge.

Lakeland Heavy Horse Centre 
Dearham

Share a passion for heavy horses by meeting a few of the magnificent Clydesdale, Shires, Percheron, Ardenne and rare Suffolk Punch horses that reside here. Watch the horses pulling ploughs or rollers on farming demonstrations, or take a horse-drawn drive around the farm in a cart or trap. The museum has some superb examples of drays, carriages and horse-drawn agricultural machinery; some of which were used in the recent Beatrix Potter film. Outside, there is a picnic area, wildlife pond, pets corner and children's play area. Café and gift shop. Admission charge.Closed over the winter period.

 
 
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