Burgh by Sands is located in the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the Solway coastline in Cumbria. The village is easily accessible situated just 5 miles west of the historic border city of Carlisle and 7 miles from the M6 Motorway. The northern edge of the Lake District National Park lies just 8 miles to the south.
We are surrounded by some of Britain’s most breathtaking countryside. You can visit the Northern Borderlands and Hadrian’s Wall country with its Roman remains, castles and battlefields.
To the south is the sheltered Eden Valley, once the location of the Celtic Kingdom of Rheged, and the north Pennines—a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. Both are a paradise for walkers and cyclists with many forest tracks, footpaths and bridleways.
Find tranquillity in the Lakes and on the coast. Peace and serenity await you in The Lake District with over 3500km of public rights of way, mountain paths, deep valleys and of course the shimmering lakes themselves. Take a cruise on Lake Windermere or Ullswater or try climbing Scafell Pike or Great Gable for an exhilarating experience of the mountains.
Make a trail for the West Coast, with quaint villages and historic towns. The Solway Firth is renowned for its birdlife and has a number of nature reserves, has spectacular sunsets and provides a haven of peace to enjoy.
Whitehaven is famous for its elegant 18th century streets of merchants and sea captains houses. Inland lies Cockermouth, the birthplace of William Wordsworth, Keswick at the head of Derwent Water, and Bassenthwaite Lake in the shadow of Skiddaw.
BY ROAD: 7 miles from M6 Junction 43 linking directly with the North West, Yorkshire and Humberside and beyond via the M6, M61 and M62 and with Scotland via the M74.
BY RAIL: Carlisle station—5 miles. Virgin mainline trains direct from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, London and the South and South West of England. Carlisle is also the terminus of three of the country’s most scenic railways—The Tyne Valley Line from Newcastle, The Cumbrian Coast Line from Lancaster and the spectacular Settle to Carlisle Line bringing passengers from Leeds and North Yorkshire over the Pennines and along the Eden Valley.
BY AIR: Newcastle Airport is approximately 75 minutes by car.