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.