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Engine Lonning

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

17 May 2016/Categories: Trails and Nature

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Engine Lonning is a wildlife haven just a stone's throw from the City Centre. There are numerous informal footpaths through the site.

Engine Lonning was once a busy rail yard for the London & North Eastern Railway. The rail yard closed in the early sixties and nature has been swift to reclaim the area, which now chimes with the sounds of wildlife.

The grasslands are rich with wild flowers and herbs - birds foot trefoil, orchids and bed straw can all be found.

Park opening times

All day, every day.

For more of Carlisle's great railway heritage see Friends of Engine Lonning and Kingmoor Sidings

Carlisle City Council gratefully acknowledges the kind photographic contributions of Peter Burgess, David Hey and Ron Fisher.

 

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