Discovering Maryport

The photos featured in today’s post are ones I’ve been wanting to share for quite a while. About a month ago, my Mum and I took a detour up along the coast road from Workington to Maryport in search of The Roman Museum and while we didn’t visit the museum that day (we’re saving it for another time) we did find a lovely, long coastal walk with stunning views out across the harbour.


The tide was out revealing the long, sandy beach below where there were plenty of people out and about walking their dogs, mostly along the promenade which is hidden just beneath the hedges here.


One of these days I plan to walk out along the promenade, which stretches on for miles as it gives you a much clearer view of the beach and I imagine it’s gorgeous on a hot, summer’s day, but our views came from the surrounding hills, and despite the clouds, it was a lovely way to get out and spend the morning. I think the landmass you can just make out in the distance is the very edge of Whithorn over in Scotland.


The gorse was already starting to show it’s telltale golden colours and I spotted plenty of rabbits and and a thrush darting in and out of the bushes here.


Daffodils were dotted all along the path, and the burst of colour was lovely to see.


There were herdwicks grazing peacefully by the Roman Museum, and they looked right at home despite the chilly wind coming in off the sea.


I’ll definitely be going back here soon now that it’s nearing summer to get some more photos and hopefully visit the museum too! This is an area I definitely want to discover more of and having it on my doorstep really means I have no excuse either. If you ever find yourself in the area, definitely visit Maryport as it’s a lovely, coastal town in itself and the harbour is well worth seeing.

Linking up with Jen for Photo Friday today.

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week!




8 thoughts on “Discovering Maryport

  1. mumundone says:

    Lovely pictures!! We did just this a couple weeks ago. We ended up doing a huge loop and walking through the town square. My inlaws told me the higher up the houses where on the hill back in the day it meant the more important you are . Some really huge beautiful old houses to look at! We stopped for fish and chips at quite possibly the best fish and chip shop (who knew it would be in Maryport of all places?!) Its called Cross Quays Fish And Chips. Tiny little dinky place but totally worth checking out next time you are there!!

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    • Natasha says:

      Thank you lovely! Awww, how lovely! I need to go back and explore more though. Ooh, will definitely check out Cross Quays then, thanks for the tip off lovely!


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