Castle Park: 

Why we love this park?

Castle Park is located on the opposite side of the town than Whitehaven Harbour, yet enjoys a central place within the town (postcode: CA28 7RA). Pay & Display parking can be found on Catherine Street, 50p for one hour. Alternatively, if available, there are disc spaces on the streets surrounding the park. This traditional park is easy to access for all – it is walking distance from the town centre and there are also many bus routes close by. The park itself is accessible to all with wide, tarmac paths and a children’s play area. The park is full of beautiful trees, wild bushes and a great path running throughout.

We love this day out for the incredible facilities and accessible paths on offer. For more details please head to the bottom of this page and view our Strava map where you can find a few possible routes to enjoy.

The Route:

Castle Park in Whitehaven is well used by families, dog walkers and tourists taking in the great outdoors. The park itself is relatively small providing an easy, gentle walk on wide, tarmac paths. The park is pram, and wheelchair, accessible and there is a large grassed area at the front – ideal for playing games and enjoying a family picnic on a warm day. The newly renovated adventure playground is fantastic for children up to age 11. Here you can find swings, climbing frames and much more! The park is also located next to Whitehaven Castle where many of the original features still remain such as the stone band stand. The Strava maps below show the three different routes that we took whilst enjoying our time at Castle Park. Please note that route three (the longer of the three routes) is only accessible to those with all terrain pushchairs as the terrain can get steep, uneven and slightly muddy in areas. There is also the option to explore even further beyond this park, although on this occasion the heavens opened so we had to make it back to the car! Overall, this is a lovely park with plenty for little ones to explore and enjoy.

hiking household