Hincaster Traiway - A safe place to walk, cycle, horse ride in Cumbria

Hincaster Trailway; a safe place to walk, cycle and horse ride.

Welcome to the Hincaster Trailway website.

The railway line from Hincaster to Arnside in South Cumbria was originally in use from 1876 until 1942 and, like many small lines, was rarely economic. The rails were removed in 1966.

However, old railway lines can have a new lease of life and lend themselves particularly well to safe traffic free routes for use on foot, cycle or horseback and suitable for mobility scooters and wheel chairs.

The Hincaster Trailway Group is a community based support group formed in 2008, working to develop the old branch line into a local resource to be maintained in perpetuity. The group has been a charity since 2014.

The Trailway will offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy the rich diversity of plants, insects and birdlife and, by encouraging safe public access; this route will benefit the whole community.

Remember The Hincaster Trailway Code

  • Plan your route and dress for the British weather
  • Leave gates as you find them. All bridle gates should be closed.
  • Please keep dogs under control at all times.
  • Protect animals and plants and take your litter home.
  • Take care crossing roads and walking along verges.
  • Respect other people.
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