Drumburgh Moss Nature Reserve

Drumburgh is another lovely nature reserve that is on the shores of the Solway Firth. It is not as geared up for children as previously reviewed walks on the Solway Firth, such as Campfield or Glasson Moss. Many of the paths here are not pram accessible.

However, such fantastic wildlife live here and we even managed to get quite close to the Exmoor ponies – the children were a little nervous, there was so many of them!

Drumburgh Moss is a site of international significance for its raised mire habitat. The routes are relatively short and there is a path to a lovely viewing platform.

If you are after a change of scenery and some space for the kids to run about then this is your place! We only saw one person the whole time we were there!

Directions: Head west from Carlisle on the B5307 or take the same road east from Silloth and Abbeytown. Drumburgh Moss is reached by a long unsurfaced road from Drumburgh Village. Find the reserve by turning south off the road in the middle of the village. Follow this track about 800 metres, crossing a cattle grid, where a small car park and a Cumbria Wildlife Trust information board direct you onto the moss.

hiking household