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Grune Point from Silloth Walk

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.7 miles / 7.6 km

Ascent - 50 feet / 15 metres

Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference NY110540
Lat 54.8728180 + Long -3.3884575
Postcode CA7 4DU (approx. location only)

This Cumbria walk starts from the small seaside resort and port of Silloth which overlooks the Solway Firth and Southern Scotland. The route offers expansive views across the Firth and on a clear day there are views to Criffel in Dumfries and Galloway (570 metres). In season the area is home to a wide variety of birds.

The start is the central car park, The Pines, on the seafront (grid ref. NY110540). After parking walk the short distance to the promenade and turn right. Continue along the seafront, with the sea on your left, passing a lighthouse on stilts. Continue following the path soon reaching Skinburness. The path then goes behind some houses still following the seashore. At Skinburnessbank (grid ref. NY124560) the path doglegs left and then right. The onward path signed 'Grune Point' crosses a sandy area before leaving the shore and following the boundary of a number of fields on your right.

The meandering path is easy to follow and soon Grune Point (grid ref. NY143568) is reached with the Solway Firth to your left. The route then swings right through 180 degrees and then follows the northern edge of Grune Point Nature Reserve with Skinburness Creek on your immediate left. Follow the shoreline to reach a clear track with field boundaries on your immediate right.

Follow this track for just under a mile to reach a lane (grid ref. NY128558). Turn right along the lane and follow it as it turns sharp left. Continue along the lane for 600 metres to regain the promenade used on the outward leg of the walk. Retrace your steps along the promenade back to the start.

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