Flimby

Flimby is a request stop.

Flimby station next to the coast. (Picture from Ben Brooksbank)

Flimby church.  (Malcolm Minshaw)


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Flimby is a coastal settlement 47 km/29 miles south west of Carlisle with a population of about 1600. It dates back to the time of Norse settlement and its name means the "Village of the Flemings".

It is possible that a missing Roman fort (Mile Fort 27) at the very end of the defensive line running west from Carlisle, may lie under the modern village of Flimby. Visitors can keep their eyes open for any signs of re-used Roman stones in the buildings! In the village the quaint church of St. Nicholas can be found.

To one side of the railway line lies the coast, with fine views on a clear day across the Solway Estuary to Scotland, and to the other lies the village. To the south, many wind turbines can be seen along with remnants of old industries and evidence of new industry.

Flimby is the best place from which to see many of Cumbria's wind farms including Robin Rigg in the Solway between Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway. Click here for more

There is no car parking space at the station.

 
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