Silloth Green

Three separate park areas, namely: ‘The Green,’ ‘Harbour Green’ and ‘Skinburness Green,’ are collectively known as 'Silloth Green.' The park is one of the largest village greens in the North of England. It boasts spectacular views over the Solway Firth to Criffel and the Caerlaverock Hills in the North and the Lake District to the South. The Green forms a green link between Silloth’s grand Victorian townscape and the sea front promenade, for many years attracting visitors seeking fresh sea air and recreational facilities. Successful funding bids in 2010 resulted in a five year programme to refurbish 'the Green' and restore its heritage buildings. The Edwardian ladies toilets, built in 1910, have been sympathetically refurbished, as has the spectacular Victorian pagoda built on a mound overlooking the sea. The Green also boasts a modern waterplay area, an entertainment area in local Cumbrian sandstone, a woodland adventure play area, a putting green and a BMX track. Beautiful oak picnic tables and benches are to be found in various locations. The Green’s Community Garden, funded by Heritage Lottery and designed with input from local people, was opened in May 2014. ‘Friends of the Green’ care for the ‘Community Garden,’ which is situated on the corner of Criffel Street and Lawn Terrace. During 2015, the Heritage Rose and Bee Garden, which is situated closer to the sea, benefitted from new drainage and was replanted with a variety of roses and a number of bee loving plants. A bee hotel was erected in the middle of the striking display of rose bushes, plants and shrubs, which are creating a haven for the local bee and butterfly population. Paths lined with shrub beds allow disabled access to all main areas. Along the Criffel Street edge of the Green, some Victorian style lighting has been installed, in-keeping with the heritage of the town. Regular events are held on the Green and a number of free festivals are held annually, including Silloth Green Day, the Steam and Vintage Rally and Silloth Carnival. In addition, the popular Silloth Music & Beer Festival is held annually. New events are planned each year, such as the Theatre on the Green.

Park Facilities

Children's Play Area
Cycle routes
Dog Exercise Area
Free parking
Historic Building
Multi Use Games Area
Nature Reserve
Nature Walks
Picnic Area
Public Sculpture
Public Transport Links
Sensory Garden
Tennis Court
Walking Routes
Walled Garden
Wildflower Area
Green Flag
Award Winner
Managing Organisation
Silloth Town Council
Wendy Jameson