Three delightful hamlets, just outside of Millom, on the West Coast of Cumbria
This little hamlet lies just outside of Millom in Cumbria. As it‛s name indicates, it is built on a hill overlooking the Duddon Estuary, the second largest in Cumbria after the Solway Firth. There are several holiday homes to let in this idyllic place and the superb views will not disappoint. One can see right around the Estuary and witness the spectacular views and tides. With many places to walk and cycle this is truly a place to relax and take in the surrounding scenery.
Go a little further ‘down hill‛ and you will arrive at The Green. Whilst only a tiny village it boasts its own Train Station (Green Road) and a local pub. “The Punch Bowl Inn” dates back to at least the 18th Century and offers a delicious menu for which most of the ingredients are sourced locally. From the railway station visitors can travel right up the Western Cumbrian coast taking in beautiful coastal scenery as they do so. There is also a Village Hall (Thwaites Village Hall), known as the ‘hub of the community‛ This hall hosts many events throughout the year including a “Vintage Car and Motorbike Show” held every September.
Just a little further up the road from The Green and on the junction with the A595 is Thwaites. A small village on the edge of the Duddon Estuary. St Anne‛s Church, a predominant feature at Thwaites was built around 1853 – 54 and is now a Grade 11 Listed Building. Within a very short drive is Brockwood Hall, which offers 32 self catering Norwegian lodges housed around a manor house. Also in the area are based the Cumbrian Heavy Horses, providing the ultimate horse riding experience at the world‛s only BHS approved heavy horse riding centre. Swinside Circle, a marvellous neolithic stone circle lies in a field on moorland near the Duddon Valley and is yet again, only a short distance away.