Monday, 17 April 2017

Whitehaven and Parton - a round trip

With the opening up of the coastal footpath we walked from Parton to Whitehaven; something we haven't done before and a strip of coast that we've whizzed past many times on the A595. We walked from Parton along the wagon way - which was for horse drawn trams  to haul coal from Parton to Whitehaven docks. A lovely little walk and good to see the promenade developments at Whitehaven - an interesting contrast to some of the more run down areas of the town.

Towards Whitehaven along the railway and Parton beach. 
Whitehaven and some of the sculptures celebrating its varied and really interesting history ....
Rope sculptures on the Millennium  Promenade.
Whitehaven lighthouse (1841)...the derelict 'lighthouse' on bottom left photo wasn't a lighthouse but a signal station. 
Jackdaws collecting nesting material in the wall at Parton. 

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