Whitehaven Coast

Walkers on Whitehaven Coast, Cumbria

There are hidden gems of history and wildlife along this post-industrial coastline

Guillemot colony at Whitehaven Coast, Cumbria

Alive with summer wildlife

The Whitehaven Coast is simply teeming with wildlife in the summer months - but be quick if you don’t want to miss the spectacular seabird colonies!

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Whitehaven Coast

What's on 

Upcoming events

Walk and work - behind the scenes at Birkhams Quarry

Wed 24 Jul 2019
Join us for this unique opportunity to carry out some practical conservation work in a working quarry.

St Bees beach clean

Thu 25 Jul 2019
Join us and the Colourful Coast Partnership at St Bees beach to help remove marine litter and tackle the marine plastics problem.

Whitehaven beach clean

Thu 29 Aug 2019
We're joining up with the Colourful Coast Partnership to help remove marine litter and beach plastics.

Release the Moths!

Sat 31 Aug 2019
Join us for an early morning as we open the moth trap, last year 250 moths (99 different species) were trapped in just one night. Recent years have seen the first Cumbrian recorded sighting of the striking black and white Triple-Stripe Piercer moth.

Heritage Open Day Fog Signal Station walk

Sun 15 Sep 2019
Join us for a guided walk along the cliff tops to seek out a quirky remnant of coastal heritage.

Wild Art Week

Mon 21 Oct 2019
Pop on your coat and go wild with a bit of outsized and outdoors art.
Whitehaven Coast


Whitehaven Coast

Our work

Rosebay willowherb on the Whitehaven coast, Cumbria

Our response to the 2019 Marchon housing development consultation 

Our response to the 2019 housing development consultation at the former Marchon site

Wildflowers at Birkhams Quarry, Whitehaven Coast, Cumbria

Beyond our boundaries at Birkhams Quarry 

Read about one of the ways we're working beyond our own boundaries, as part of the Colourful Coast partnership, to promote nature in this post industrial landscape

Rangers repair wall with industrial heritage at Whitehaven, Cumbria

Wall repairs in an industrial landscape 

The team take their traditional skills and materials out to the coast