Carlisle City Council has many hectares of parks and open spaces

Sailing, fishing and canoeing are some of the varied activities at Talkin Tarn Countryside Park

Sailing, fishing and canoeing are some of the varied activities available at Talkin Tarn

Carlisle has maginificant green spaces to enjoy

Our open spaces are enjoyed by visitors and locals alike


We have many miles of cycling and walking trails

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Talkin Tarn Country Park

Talkin Tarn Country Park, close to the historic market town of Brampton, nestles in a 165 acre site

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A glacial tarn surrounded by mature woodland and gentle meadows with the stunning Pennine Hills as a backdrop. Sailing, canoeing, fishing,walks and trails, wildlife hides and full educational facilites and a cafe putting on a range of events and education for schools this is a great day out.

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Engine Lonning

Engine Lonning lies to the west of Carlisle City Centre, next to the River Eden, just downstream from the confluence with the River Caldew

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This former rail yard can be accessed via Coledale Meadows off Newtown Road.

There is another access point off Willow Holme Road. The Hadrian's Wall National Trail runs east - west through Engine Lonning along the Eden side.

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Cummersdale Holmes

Cummersdale Holmes lies in between Cummersdale and Denton Holme, alongside the River Caldew, just south of the City of Carlisle

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Pedestrian access to Cummersdale Holmes can be gained from Holme Head Way.

From Low Cummersdale, near Stead McAlpin's print works, you can walk along the River Caldew, along the cycle way to Cummersdale Holmes.

From High Cummersdale you can walk along the lonning adjacent to the Pirelli factory, down to Cummersdale Holmes and the Caldew.

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Hadrians Wood

Hadrian's Wood is situated on the north eastern side of Carlisle. There is limited on street car parking off Beech Grove. There is also pedestrian access off Larch Drive and along Tarraby Lane

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Hadrian's Wood is well connected to Knowefield Wood by excellent footpath links, although it may get muddy in places.

For a good circular walk you can park at the hammer head at the northern most end of Beech Grove and walk through Hadrian's Wood to Tarraby Lane. Then head southwards along the Lane to the footpath link to Larch Drive and into Knowefield Wood. Through Knowefield and back onto Beech Grove.

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Kingmoor Nature Reserves

Former railway depots now reclaimed by nature, but signs can still be seen of the golden age of steam

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Kigmoor Nature reserves consist of Kingmoor Sidings, Kingmoor South, Kingmoor North and Kingmoor Wildlife Pond, each with diverse habitats steeped in history and all are a haven for wildlife.

Main entrance is off Kingmoor road and well serviced paths allow you to explore get close to nature.

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Categories: Trails and Nature

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