Carlisle to Bowness-on-Solway
With barely a gradient worth mentioning the walking should be comfortable today, but don't hurry, enjoy the expansive vistas into Scotland as they come into view. Save for the welcome sounds of birdlife, the River Eden and Solway estuary marshes offer peace and solitude and a time to reflect on your journey as you near your destination, Bowness-on-Solway (or Trail's-end as some have dubbed it). Segedunum to Maia, fort to fort, a Roman odyssey, but we hope that the landscape will have revealed to you some of its many other stories. Now, collect your last passport stamp and buy your well-earned achievers' badge and certificate in the King's Arms….together with a pint or two perhaps.
A special note for the Solway coast section of the route. The Trail between Bowness-on-Solway and Dykesfield is affected by tidal flooding. Information boards with details of the areas affected by tidal flooding, approximate tide times and heights are located in Bowness-on-Solway and Dykesfield.
Also, there is no car parking in Bowness-on-Solway, so please use either the AD 122 or No 93 buses to get to or leave the village. Thank you.