Millom is situated on the Duddon Estuary where there are acres of salt marshes and miles of golden sands. The heather-clad bulk of Black Combe also awaits your exploration. The summit of Black Combe at 600 metres/2,000 ft. provides stunning views across Scotland, Ireland, Wales and the Isle of Man. A well-defined footpath leads to the top from the southern end of Whicham valley.
Millom grew rapidly in size once high-grade iron ore deposits were found in the vicinity, creating a distinctive Victorian town with a strong community spirit. The landscapes and hardships of daily life in an industrial community were emotively penned by Norman Nicholson, the internationally acclaimed poet and writer who spent most of his life in the town.
Over the last 12-18 months Millom Discovery Centre has undergone a major rebrand and refurbishment programme with funding and support from The Arts Council, Copeland Community Fund, Northern, Community Rail Network and the CCL CRP. Millom Heritage & Arts Centre re-opened its doors to the public back in July 2021.
Funding has enabled the development of the former workshop area at end of the station building to be transformed into a new waiting area and exhibition space. A new poetry room is now also open to the public aimed at supporting people to express their feelings and creativity through the magic of words. Refurbishment continues to take place in preparation for a number of school visits. Many people have visited over the summer months and the feedback has been excellent with visitors. The facility is much more fun and educational for children and family friendly.
The much-acclaimed and popular museum is open throughout the year Monday to Saturday and occasional Sundays during the summer season. There’s so much to see and do at the Heritage and Arts Centre – and with interactive displays and a wonderful model railway.
See plenty more of the Millom Heritage and Arts & Centre with the link below.
The Hodbarrow nature reserve (with viewing hide) is a 30 minutes walk from the town. This is the largest coastal lagoon in the northwest of England, attracting thousands of overwintering and migratory birds.