Silloth Green occupies a dramatic location on the West Cumbria Coast with spectacular views over the Solway Firth. It’s one of the largest village greens in the North of England and over the past 150 years has provided a leisure space for a diverse range of activities. Our organisational structure illustrates who is involved in managing, maintaining and developing use of the Green. The Green achieved a Green Flag Award over two consecutive years, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015, illustrating the very high standards maintained by all involved.
Silloth Green, incorporating Harbour Green, a large area known simply as ‘the Green,’ and Skinburness Green is one of the largest and longest village Greens in England. The Green forms a grassy link between the Silloth townscape and the sea front promenade, complementing the grand regency style buildings on ‘Criffle Street,’ which runs along the opposite side of the broad […]
Funding Support The important Stage 1 funding bid for Silloth Green was written by Liz Sutton of Ruby Tiger in 2008. Chris Burnett Associates subsequently devised the landscape proposals and wrote the Conservation Management Plan. The Stage 1 Plan for the Green was submitted to Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘Parks for People Programme.’ and the bid was confirmed in April 2009. At that time, 2009, confirmation of […]
Silloth Green is a Green Flag site Silloth Town Council and staff, i.e. the Park Wardens, the Parish Clerk and the Community Engagement Officer have worked closely with volunteers from Friends of the Green to achieve a Green Flag Award for Silloth Green for four consecutive years, 2013-2014; 2014-2015; 2015/16 and 2016/17. The coveted award is a benchmark national standard for parks and […]
Situated in a natural hollow known locally as ‘Happy Valley,’ the modern waterplay area replaced the former paddling pool. The new ‘splashpad’ design has a brightly coloured rubberised safety surface, and is laid out with water jets, fountains and sprays that can all be activated by the children pressing buttons. The splash area is a huge hit with youngsters, whose […]
A new small events area, which is laid out in local Cumbrian red sandstone, has been built slightly north-west of the new splashpad, along with picnic benches and a pop-up power supply, which provides a venue for small shows, events, performances and outdoor theatre performances. The entertainment area makes use of the spectacular backdrop of the surrounding pines and the […]
Complementing the ‘splashpad’, a woodland timber play area constructed amid the pine trees provides a welcome recreation area for older children. Again, the area has a number of oak tables for family picnics.
The recently refurbished Victorian pagoda, thought to have been constructed in the 1850s, is a dramatic building sitting on the top of a grassy mound overlooking the Solway Firth. Two benches provide resting places on the short but fairly steep pathway to the top. The pagoda was built close to the old baths and has magnificent views over to Criffle […]
The original rose garden was built in 1954 to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth 11 and remains of considerable significance to local people. Townspeople were consulted as part of the refurbishment programme and voted for the Rose garden to be re-planted. The elliptical enclosure and walls and paving crafted from attractive local stone forms a valuable heritage asset, and […]
The Edwardian toilets are detailed in the Edwardian style and include 6 cubicles with original cast iron cisterns. The wash basins stand below a four panelled mirror which is also original. All the joinery is polished oak and screens (one curved) hide the w.c. area from the doorway. The brick floor is laid in a herringbone pattern and the walls […]
Golf and Silloth are very closely associated but the official course is just beyond the town. The nine hole ‘Putting Green’ on the Lawn terrace side of the Green has replaced the previous ‘crazy golf’ course, and offers an informal type of recreation consistent with the character of the town.