Silloth wins Cumbria in Bloom Awards 2016

PRESS RELEASE – 8 September 2016 The Cumbria in Bloom Awards took place at the North Lakes Hotel in Penrith on Thursday 8 September 2016.  A strong contingent from Silloth attended the Awards ceremony and were delighted with some brilliant results. Silloth-on-Solway has won the Cumbria in Bloom Coastal Resort Trophy for the third year running and achieved a Gold […]

Britain in Bloom Judges Visit – 4 August 2016

Britain in Bloom – Judgement Day To read the full story, click on the link below:- Photos and story courtesy of Anna Malina

Silloth-on-Solway is Blooming Ready for Royal Horticultural Society UK Finals Judging

RHS Britain in Bloom judging tour takes place on 4 August 2016 Green fingered volunteers from Silloth-on-Solway have been busy putting the finishing touches to their Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom campaign ahead of the arrival of RHS judges on 4 August 2016. Last summer 72 locations were selected to represent their region/nation in this year’s Britain in […]

Fourth Green Flag Award for Silloth Green

Photo courtesy of Cumberland News KEEP BRITAIN TIDY NEWS RELEASE Silloth Green named as one of the best in Britain More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year – more than 1,600 across the UK. Silloth Green in Silloth-on-Solway, Cumbria is one of the very best in the UK – and that’s […]

Team Up to Clean Up

This year’s Silloth Town Centre Clean Up will take place from 10am to around 2pm on Monday 11 July, 2016. As in previous years, there will have members of the Allerdale Borough Council’s Streetscene Team and staff from the environmental contractors (FCC and ISS) on hand to undertake work as needed. Volunteers are welcome, with equipment, cleaning materials and refreshments […]

Gold Award for Cumbria in Bloom at Holker Hall

Holker Garden Festival runs from the 3rd – 5th June 2016.  This year is the 24th Festival presenting the very best of gardening, countryside, food and crafts.  Magnificent show gardens, glorious horticulture, artisan produce and fine craftsmanship, combined with show stopping entertainment and celebrity guest appearances create a three day extravaganza for the whole family to enjoy. Silloth, Dalston & […]

Murmarations Skinburness

Skinburness is a great place to observe murmarations. According to the RSPB, a murmaration is “basically a mass aerial stunt – thousands of birds all swooping and diving in unison. It’s completely breathtaking to witness.” Some birds, e.g. starlings do it for many reasons. “Grouping together offers safety in numbers – predators such as peregrine falcons find it hard to target […]

Silloth Sunsets

For many years, the Solway Coast has been well known for its beauty. The English Romanticist painter, JMW Turner, one of Britain’s great landscape painters, was inspired by the light over the Solway.  Today, the same light and beauty around Silloth-on-Solway inspires photographers and artists of all kinds. Here are a few inspirational Solway sunset images taken by some talented local photographers.