The sea? In the Lake District National Park? Really? Yes, really! Believe it or not, the Lake District borders the Irish Sea, so for water lovers, you can enjoy not just the meres, becks, and forces, but also the sea. Silecroft Beach is situated at the Western edge of the Lake District National Park, and offers a beach of sand and shingle that gently shelves off into the Irish Sea. It is a pretty ride through undulating National Park scenery from Blenheim Lodge in the Central Lakes.
Silecroft can be enjoyed throughout the seasons, not least of which is horse-riding.
How about a ride on the beach too?
Just overlooking the beach is Black Combe, ‘a fell in the south-west corner of the Lake District National Park, just four miles from the Irish Sea. . . . It is 1970 feet (600m) high and stands in isolation, some 10 miles away from any higher ground; this factor offers an excellent all-round panoramic view of land and sea; weather permitting.’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Combe)
So, if you are visiting the Lake District National Park but also want to enjoy the sea, why not combine the two and visit Silecroft Beach too? The Lake District is full of gorgeous scenery, and visiting this incredibly beautiful area would offer visitors the opportunity to combine astounding vistas of mountains and hills, lakes and streams, waterfalls and sea, with picturesque villages, myriad activities, historical sites and amazing flora and fauna. I’ll leave you with this wonderful image of verve and exhilaration of someone enjoying the beach on horseback.
Blenheim Lodge . . . panoramic Lake views, peace and tranquillity, nestled against acres of beautiful fields and woodlands, in the heart of the English Lake District National Park.’