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Industrial heritage of the Whitehaven Coast guided walk

Brought to you by the National Trust for the Festival of Archaeology and Heritage Open Day. Take in the views and learn about the particular history of the area on a guided walk along the Whitehaven Coast trail.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

Ranger Chris Gomersall will guide you on a 2 hour walk along the coast where he will talk about the mining history of this area of the coast as well as the stories around the founding of Whitehaven. Take a step back in time as you imagine what it would have been like when the town was a bustling port, busy with imports and exports travelling by sea. Of course, the high view over the sea with the flowering meadows we have been working to restore makes for a picture perfect day everyone can enjoy.


The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


This is a guided walk aimed at adults.

Meeting point

Outside Beacon Museum, Whitehaven Harbour, West Strand, CA28 7LS what3words ///occurs.edits.sports

What to bring and wear

Dress for the weather forecast, this event will be held rain or shine, and please wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring change for P&D car parks.


We'll be walking from the harbour up to the former Haig Pit. The walk is on established paths which are a mix of tarmac and compacted crushed stone. The walk involves climbing steps.


Dogs on leads welcome.

Contact info

Whitehaven Coast Ranger

Upcoming events


Play Trail 

Bring the whole family and join in a free and easy day of fun with balance bikes, volleyball, badminton, sack races and more. Why not bring a picnic and enjoy the views or take a walk through the wildflower meadows.

Event summary

23 Jul to 24 Jul 2024
12:00 to 16:30
+ 1 other date or time

Lend a hand days - Bulb Planting 

Drop in any time between 12-3pm to lend Ranger Chris a hand with planting spring bulbs to brighten up this stretch of coast and provide nectar sources for pollinators.

Event summary

29 Oct to 30 Oct 2024
12:00 to 15:00
+ 1 other date or time