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Visiting the Lake District: Silecroft Beach

Visiting Lake District

I visited the Lake District in mid-November and even though it was late autumn, I decided to visit the beach! Silecroft Beach, a lovely stretch of English coastline, sits in the shadow of Black Combe, right on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Silecroft is a shingle and sand beach, scattered with seaweed at low tide, and it is very picturesque.

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It was fairly cold while I was visiting but since the beach was less than three miles away from the cottage I was staying in I decided that I just had to visit Silescroft Beach. Since it was late autumn, the beach was relatively empty. Just me and a few people walking their doggos. I loved having the entire beach to myself because it was just so peaceful. I felt my stress melt away as I watched the tide roll in. It was the perfect place to just forget all of my worries and relax.

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I also walked to Haverigg beach while I was in the area, which took me about five miles further west towards the small town of Millom. This was a much smaller beach but the view was lovely. Haverigg is definitely worth visiting if you’re in the area but I was slightly disappointed that the fish and chip shop didn’t open until 5pm! I really could have done with a portion of fish and chips after an eight-mile walk.

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Silecroft beach is, honestly, one of the nicest beaches I’ve ever visited. It’s peaceful and beautiful and I wish I could have spent more time there. I’d love to visit in the summer to see what the beach is like in warmer weather.


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