1. Copeland Coastal Partnership

    On 30 June 2011 Copeland Borough Council launched a new Coastal Partnership. The Copeland Coastal Partnership brings together a range of organisations that have an interest in promoting and enhancing the coast to encourage more people to enjoy the benefits of what is on offer.

  2. Haverigg – Protect and Serve

    Haverigg – Protect and Serve

    Click here to listen to the locally recorded audio files and learn about Haverigg's rich history

  3. Silecroft – Sunsets and Seascapes

    Silecroft – Sunsets and Seascapes

    Click here to listen to the locally recorded audio files and learn about Silecroft's rich history


  4. Bootle – Rescues & Resistance

    Bootle – Stubb Place

    Bootle is listed in the Domesday Book and received a market charter in 1347 from King Edward. Whilst the market had all but ceased by mid-19th century, cattle fairs and hiring fairs for servants continued. 

  5. Ravenglass – Tide & Time


    Ravenglass’ location by the estuary formed by three rivers, the Irt, Esk and Mite is critical to its historical development.  Access to the sea and a safe harbour were essential for trading, transportation and fishing.

  6. Drigg – Gulleries and Gunneries

    Drigg’s Coastal Dunes

    From the 8, 000 year old flint scatters found in the dunes to the wartime buildings nearby, this coastline invites us to explore its past life. Today, the 11km long dune system supports a wide variety of plants and animals, and offers people a chance to enjoy some stunning views.

    Click here to listen to the locally recorded audio files and learn about Drigg's rich history

  7. Seascale

    The Seascale Crest comprises six segments, each containing an heraldic symbol representing different families from the area.  

  8. St. Bees leaflet

    A leaflet with information about the popular coastal village of St. Bees famed for being the start of Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk

  9. St Bees – Cliff and Coast

    St Bees – Cliff and Coast

  10. Seascale leaflet

    A leaflet about the coastal village of Seascale, an ideal location for exploring the spectacular Western Lake District coast and fells.

  11. Heritage Walks in the Western Lake District

    The walks in this guide offer an introduction to the wonderful coastline and fascinating heritage of the Western Lake District.  With routes of varying length and difficulty, the novice rambler and the seasoned explorer can both both enjoy this special place.

  12. Coastal signs drop-in sessions

    Come to our drop in events and help us shape what will appear on some new signs along Copeland's coastal paths.

  13. Copeland's Coast

    Copeland has a 56 mile stretch of coastline from Lowca in the north to Duddon bridge in the south. It offers a wide range of opportunities for visitors who can enjoy beautiful natural habitats, award winning beaches, an abundance of wildlife and endless leisure and sporting activities.

    Key features of the Copeland coast include: (Please click on the links below if the map won't load)

    please note more information will be uploaded shortly.

  14. Beaches and coastal attractions

    We have four award-winning beaches in Copeland and numerous opportunities for getting out and about to enjoy the coastline. Here we signpost you to information about the coast as well as some of the projects we are involved in to enhance and protect our coastline.

Environmental health

  1. Coastal Erosion

    Copeland's beautiful coastline has an importnat role to play. It supports recreation, fishing and farmin as well as tourism with day trippers and holiday makers.

Waste and recycling

  1. Discarded needles or syringes

    Discarded hypodermic needles and syringes are extremely dangerous and could cause injury or infection, if you find a needle or syringe on public land or council premises then it should be reported immediately to our Council’s Neighbourhoods Services Team.


  1. Beaches gain top Seaside Awards

    Copeland's beautiful beaches have once again been recognised for their fantastic facilities and cleanliness.

  2. Love My Beach

    We are part of the Turning Tides partnership - organisations working together in the North West to improve the quality of bathing waters. LOVEmyBEACH is a project to help the public protect their beaches by keeping them clean.


  1. Millom – Mill on the Hill

    Millom – Mill on the Hill

    The mines that once were at the centre of Millom working life, now protect local wildlife.

    Click here to listen to the locally recorded audio files and learn about Millom's rich history

  2. Whitehaven – Coal, Rail and Ships

    Whitehaven – Coal, Rail and Ships

    Once a small fishing village, Whitehaven grew into a major port of industrial innovation with good trade links to the Caribbean and North America.

  3. Parton – Industry & Education

    Parton – Industry & Education

    Parton, once on the edge of the Roman Empire, later developed as an industrial port offering a range of trades and manufacturing services.

  4. Lowca - Industry & Innovation

    Lowca - Industry & Innovation

    Click here to listen to the locally recorded audio files and learn about Lowca's rich history

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