The Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership area covers most of the Solway Plain, the south side of the Solway Estuary. The Solway Plain is in north Cumbria, and across the estuary is Dumfries and Galloway in southern Scotland.
The Solway has its own distinctive landscape. The coastline is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is inside the Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has some of the rarest habitats in Britain-lowland raised mires, sometimes called “bogs” or “mosses”. These are home to many special plants, reptiles, insects and birds. Over the centuries people have settled around these wetlands, managing the land and creating their own farms, villages and community buildings, creating the landscape heritage features which we see today.