Millom

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.

The station is home to the Millom Discovery Centre, previously known as ‘Millom Folk Museum’ and ‘Millom Heritage Museum And Visitor Centre’.  Spend a full day at the Discovery Centre at Millom Station with its remarkable museum, charming gift shop and café serving refreshments and meals.   A fully interactive exhibit within the Discovery Centre features a magnificent model railway telling the story of how the iron ore from the mines at Millom was shipped to various locations throughout the North West.

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.

 


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