Today, Burgh by Sands is a peaceful village with a living and thriving community building for the future. The success of the community was recognized with the village winning the award as ‘The Village of the Year’ for Northern England in 2003.
Burgh provides a good base for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers of all types. Two long distance footpaths pass through the village—The Hadrian’s Wall Path and The Cumbrian Coastal Way and there are numerous local trails and footpaths. The village also lies on two National Cycle Routes—Route 72 Hadrian’s Cycleway and Route 10 Reivers Route.
Food and drink can be found in the village at The Greyhound pub which is just 300 yards from Rosemount Cottage. There are numerous pubs, tearooms and restaurants within easy reach in the surrounding towns and villages
Further information about the local area can be found at the following websites:
Tourist information site with lots of things to do in and around Carlisle
Official site for the historic Settle to Carlisle railway line
Information and history of Carlisle Cathedral in text, photographs and panoramic views
Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle
Excellent site all about the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Official National Park Authority website including maps, photographs and tourist information
Tourist Board official guide to Cumbria
Hadrian’s Wall Heritage website
Official website of Hadrian’s Wall National Trail
Hadrian’s Cycleway website
Carlisle city council site with information about leisure activities, events and tourism