Silecroft

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Silecroft
Cumberland
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The Village Hall, Silecroft
Location
Grid reference: SD129819
Location: 54°13’30"N, 3°20’2"W
Data
Post town: Millom
Postcode: LA18
Dialling code: 01229
Local Government
Council: Copeland
Parliamentary
constituency:
Copeland

Silecroft is a village in Cumberland, close by Whicham, to whose parish it has been assigned. It is to be found in the south of the county, between the towns of Millom and Bootle. Close by too are Haverigg, Kirksanton and Whitbeck.

Rising above the village is a fine fell in the southernmost extent of the Lake District: Black Combe, which stands at 1970 feet. A walk from Silecroft takes two hours to the top, providing views on clear days across to Ireland, and a visit could be extended to cover White Combe, a neighbouring fell. The main route is from Whicham church, which has a small car park. The routes up the hill are well-trodden and easy to follow.

Silecroft has many facilities including Silecroft railway station, a caravan park, bed and breakfast, village shop, pub, horse trekking centre and golf course. It remains though a quiet, farming village.

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