This short linear route (1km each way) takes you from the waterfront of Ravenglass across the River Mite and on to the beachfront at Saltcoats - OS Explorer Map OL6
Leave the car park and go back to the road. Turn right and walk away from the centre of the village. Cross the road as it bends round under the railway bridge. Stone flags lead you past a couple of benches to the viaduct across the River Mite. There is a short section with a 1:8 gradient up to a concrete path, running alongside the railway line. It is narrow and has a couple of tight bends.
Once over the viaduct, the path is a mixture of sand and pebbles and can be flooded at very high tides. You may need to turnaround as you get to the shore at the seat marked on the map below. If you are able to continue, it is a short walk to Saltcoats and the tarmac road end could be used as a pick-up point. Return the same way for refreshments at Ravenglass.
The estuary and coastline are beautiful and peaceful. In spring and early summer, the salt marsh will be a riot of colour, with its carpet of sea pinks. Whatever the season, it can be the most wonderful place to watch the sun set.
Ravenglass car park
Postcode: CA18 1SJ
Grid reference: SD 085964
Grid reference: SD 079969
Toilets, cafés and pubs in Ravenglass. There are LDNPA toilets 20m from the car park entrance with baby changing and disabled facilities accessible by RADAR key.
Train: Station at Ravenglass. Trains from Lancaster and Arnside in the south and Workington and Carlisle in the north. Bus: There is no bus service to the village at present. Car: A590 from Kendal, A5092 and A595 beyond Broughton in Furness.