Kirkbampton Parish

Local Attractions

Solway Wetlands ProjectWebsite

The Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme is a 3 year Heritage Lottery supported project focused on the landscape conservation of the Solway Plain in North Cumbria. A key feature of the landscape is a network of lowland raised mires, or “mosses”, which are now recognised as habitats of international importance. This special landscape has influenced a distinct heritage of settlement and land use over hundreds of years.

Edward I MonumentGoogle Map

Edward I died on the edge of the Solway, on 7th July 1307, on his way north for a last assault on his enemy Robert the Bruce. This monument is sited at the place of his death at a remote point on the Solway Plain close to the mouth of the River Eden. Looked after by Cumbria County Council there is a nice short walk from the nearest parking point.

Finglandrigg WoodsWebsite

Finglandrigg Wood is a National Nature Reserve (NNR) managed by Natural England. It is one of the largest areas of semi-natural woodland on the Solway Plain and includes woodland, lowland peat bog, heathland and rough pasture: all of which provide habitat vital to an wide array of plants and animals.

Watchtree Nature ReserveWebsite

Created in 2002 on the site of the former Great Orton WW2 Airfield. Following the burial of farm livestock killed during the Foot and Mouth Disease between February and July of 2001.

The after use of the site as a nature reserve was overwhelming view of people from the Local Community who responded to a consultation. It was renamed Watchtree as this was the name of the farm that occupied the site before it was developed as the Airfield in 1942.