Silecroft

Silecroft is a request stop.

 A goods train passing through Silecroft station.
Looking inland to the fells.  (JT)


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Between the towns of Millom and Bootle lies Silecroft, near to the villages of Haverigg and Kirksanton, and 31 Km/19 miles north of Barrow-in-Furness.

Silecroft has its railway station and also a pub, 9 hole golf course and is home to Murthwaite Green Trekking Centre. The location is superb, lying between the mouth of the Duddon Estuary and the slopes of Black and White Combe. Beach fishing is also popular at Silecroft.

The station now consists of two modern shelters but the old goods shed and signal box, guarding the level crossing, still stand. There is no car park at the station.

From Silecroft it is a two hour walk to the top of Black Combe (600 metres/1970 feet) and on a clear day there are views to Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Isle of Man and to 14 English counties.

In the fields and on the fells around this part of the coastline, the tough Herdwick sheep can be seen.

Nearby Haverigg, which has an old Norse name, has a population of about 1,800 and boasts a fine beach and restored lighthouse.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horses on the beach at Silecroft - picture from Murthwaite Green Trekking Centre

 

 
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