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The coastal village of Haverigg village lies on the Duddon Estuary a short distance from the town of Millom.
The village has an excellent blue flag beach which is backed by sand dunes. There is a small beach cafe and a childrens Adventure Playground.
The imposing sculpture 'Escape to Light' by Josephina de Vasconcellos is dedicated to the inshore rescue teams and looks out over the Irish Sea.
The name Haverigg derives from Old Norse and means the 'hill where oats are grown.'
The village offers a wide range of accomodation to suit all budgets along with a range of cafes and pubs.
The Royal Air Force Museum at the Bankhead Estate, founded in 1992, displays some older types of aircraft has a photo archive of 3,000 pictures. It also displays the history of RAF Walney no 10 Air Gunnery school.The displays and exhibitions are divided into five internal and one external zone, creating a captivating insight into military and aviation history.
The nearby Hodbarrow Point RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, is a popular location with birdwatchers.