Day 091 : Workington – Silloth

Today I walk from Workington with a deep industrial past to the Victorian seaside resort of Silloth.


Leaving Workington, I cross Barkers Bridge named in honour of PC Bill Barker who was killed in the floods of 2009 when the pedestrian bridge was swept away. There is a plaque in the pathway to commemorate his life.

I was going to follow the cycleway alongside railway line but this was closed due to a landslip and was deemed unsafe. I take the rerouted path on the other side of the railway line.


This path and cycleway ends up on the busy main road between Workington and Maryport. I follow this all the way to Flimby before joining the beach and walk towards the marina at Glasson and then into Maryport.


I quite liked Maryport with its docks and marina. It certainly looks a lot better than when you pass through on the main road.


Leaving the harbour, I walk along a rather long promenade to the golf course at Allonby. The rest of the walk to Silloth was a mixture of sand dunes, beaches and road. Today had been quite a long haul.