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Signage Accessibility

We are aiming to make all aspects of our project more accessible, including our signage

Sometimes when you’re exploring the great outdoors, you come across large signs with lots of information on which can sometimes be hard to see or digest.

Whilst most of our information panels are installed at an optimum height and angle for accessibility, this does not cover all bases, such as making information available to path users with neurodiversities or visual impairments.

On some of these signs, you will find QR codes with Braille stickers also marking their location. You can scan the codes to access the text from each individual sign, and use your mobile phone’s screen reading technology to listen to the text.

Some of these signs are full of interesting information about the places you’re exploring and what you might find, see or hear. Some of them contain essential information about safety for people and wildlife, and where you can and can’t go.

If you’re worried about phone signal or battery en route, or would simply like to plan ahead, you can also browse the signs in advance, using the links below.

These signs are currently being trialled on the Silecroft and Millom area in south west Cumbria, but we will hopefully expand this in due course.

Please bear with us whilst this page is fully constructed!

Signs at Silecroft

Sign 1, northern end of Silecroft beach car park – Enjoying Coastal Access in Cumbria

Sign 2, Silecroft beach car park (central A1 sized) – Welcome to Special Silecroft 

Sign 3, at the gate behind the beach houses (A2 size) – Welcome to Shaw Meadow and Sea Pasture SSSI

Sign 4, at the gate between the SSSI and the golf course road (A4 size) – Welcome to Shaw Meadow & Sea Pasture SSSI

Sign 5, at the top of the beach steps on the golf course road – Where can I walk my dog?

Signs 6 and 8, either end of the golf course section – Silecroft Golf Club

Signs near Southfield

Signs 7 and 9, either side of the agricultural land behind the golf course – Walking with dogs

Signs at Kirksanton Haws

Sign 10 and 10a, at Kirksanton Haws – Toads on the trail!

Signs at Black Dub

Sign 11, at the north western corner of Haverigg airfield – Walking with dogs

Sign 12, on the airfield fence – Walking with dogs

Sign 13, on the airfield fence, at the start of the summer restriction area – Walking in this field

Sign 14, on the opposite fence, at the start of the summer restriction area – Walking in this field

Sign 15, at the gate by the prison fence (walking towards Haverigg) – Haverigg Bents – Walking with dogs

Sign 16, at the gate by the prison fence (walking towards Silecroft) – Walking in this field

Sign 17, at the fence corner near the Lakeland Outdoor Club access track and gate – Walking in these fields

Signs at Haverigg Bents dunes

Sign 18, inside fence, informal access point between trail and beach (western end) – Haverigg dunes – walking with dogs

Sign 19, outside fence, informal access point between trail and beach (western end) – Haverigg dunes – walking with dogs

Sign 20, inside fence, informal access point between trail and beach (mid fence) – Haverigg dunes: Walking with dogs

Sign 21, outside fence, informal access point between trail and beach (mid fence) – Haverigg dunes: Walking with dogs

Sign 22, inside fence (mid-east end) – Haverigg dunes- Walking with dogs

Sign 23, as the trail leaves the field for the beach (on ECP trail, eastern end) – Haverigg dunes: Walking with dogs

Sign 24, for walkers entering the field from the beach (on ECP trail, eastern end) – Haverigg dunes: Walking with dogs

Sign 25, where the trail meets the beach between Silecroft and Haverigg – Haverigg beach: Keeping on track

Sign 26, by the field gate near Stoup Dub (A2 sized, off the ECP) – Haverigg dunes: Where can I walk?

Signs at Haverigg village and Hodbarrow Lagoon

Sign 27, near the dragon sculpture at Haverigg beach car park – Welcome to Haverigg Hawes

Sign 28, at the western end of Hodbarrow Lagoon’s sea wall – Welcome to Hodbarrow Lagoon

Signs at Hodbarrow Mains

Signs 29 and 30, at either end of the long field east of Hodbarrow Lagoon – Hodbarrow Mains: Walking with dogs

Signs near Millom Ironworks

Sign 31, at the eastern end of the Borwick Rails slag bank fence – Borwick Rails: Where can I walk? [link to come]

Sign 32, in the middle of the Borwick Rails slag bank fence – What is Coastal Access and why is this area excluded? [link to come]

Sign 33, at the western end of the Borwick Rails slag bank fence – No Access to the Coastal Margin [link to come]

Signs on Millom Marsh

Sign 34, at the Salthouse Pool entrance to Millom Marsh (A2 sign) – Millom Marsh: Where can I walk?

Sign 35, on the large bridleway gate at the south end of Millom Marsh (A4 sign) – Millom Marsh: Where can I walk?

Signs 36 to 38, at benches and access points onto Millom Marsh flood defence – Millom Marsh: Where can I walk?

Sign 39, at the northern end of Millom Marsh (A3 size) – Millom Marsh: where can I walk?

Sign 40, by the gate at the northern end of Millom Marsh flood defence – Green Road: Where does the coast path go from here?

Signs at Green Road

Sign 41, at Green Road railway station – Green Road station: Where does the coast path go from here?

Contact the Trail Team

If you have feedback or a question about the England Coast Path, please contact the team responsible.

Contact The Trail Team