Longlands Lake, Cleator, Coast to Coast
Longlands Lake is a flooded iron ore mine which once flourished as a mine between 1879 and 1924. It lies adjacent to the River Ehen, almost at its confluence with the Reiver Keekle. There are many disused mine shafts close to the lake.
Longlands Lake is owned by Cumbria County Council and is managed as a wildlife centre. The lake supports a number of different wildlife habitats and is important for breeding species such as tufted duck, mallard, gooseander, mute swans, coots and moorhens.
There is a circular walk around the lake which is evenly finished and suitable for visitors with wheelchairs. On our visit to the lake it seemed very popular with people of all age groups. The lake is sizeable and in an area of tranquility.
Mute Swans at Longlands Lake
River Ehan from Longlands Bridge
Coast to Coast eBook
The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path
The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path is designed both as a trail guide, and as an informative and adventurous travelogue. Written by Roy David McKee, this is a must-read for anyone contemplating the walk.
The book is available from the iBooks store and has been digitally enhanced.
Features of the Book:
- Route described in detail
- Large scale detailed digital Maps of the route
- Hundreds of colour photographs that can be expanded to full page
- Photo-galleries of particular areas of interest.
- Research notes of Historic and Interesting places on the path.