Bowcar one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Bowness-on-Solway and Carlisle.

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Grid Ref NY2231562685
Lat / Lon 54.95274° / -3.21453°
Easting / Northing 322,315E / 562,685N
What3Words plums.trek.radically
Grid Ref NY4022255558
Lat / Lon 54.89118° / -2.93349°
Easting / Northing 340,222E / 555,558N
What3Words chose.cheese.foal

Bowcar One's land is

Arable 14.5%
Estuary 1.3%
Marshes 16.0%
Pasture 48.5%
Urban 19.6%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


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26 Mar 2022 Spring

A good foot-only route, mostly following the Hadrian's Wall Path. There are some errors, however. The footpath from Walker House to Drumburgh could not be located (removal or blockage by farmer?), so had to continue along HWP to Drumburgh. Secondly, the path from Beaumont to Kirkandrews has been closed due to erosion for over two years (although also saw a notice from 2012 saying the same thing!). And last, although the wall walk is nice at Carlisle Castle, to get to it is a long steep staircase right at the end of the walk! And you can't cut across the castle green from there either: there's a twenty-foot medieval wall in the way.

I'll amend slightly and post as BOWCAR Two.

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