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The Solway Firth

How lucky are we – the Solway Firth fronts our Holiday Park!

Although officially part of the Irish Sea, The Firth forms a section of the natural boundary between Scotland and England, with us on one side and Cumbria on the other.

Designated an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1964, the Solway now has SSSI status (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and is the northernmost breeding ground of the protected Natterjack Toad.

If you’re here in May and hear the tremendous evening toad chorus you’d be forgiven for thinking that we’re dealing with one of those huge American bullfrogs.

They’re not – their tiny.

But with HUGE lungs!!

And the distinguishing feature is the stripe down their back.

 

Activity

The SSSI status and the protection of the Natterjacks means that activity on the foreshore is restricted and motorised vehicles are not permitted (other than emergency services).

And this in turn means we see lots of walkers, wind surfers, kite surfers and all points in between.

Wildfowling is also allowed in season (September to February) and – whatever your views on this – it is very much a part of this area.

And if, like us, you’re more of bird watcher than shooter, then there’s loads to see too!