Haverigg shown within Cumbria
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Haverigg, a village on the south-west coast of Cumbria, England, historically part of the county of Cumberland. It is a ward within the civil parish of Millom, and is within the local government district of Copeland. In 2001 it had a population of 1,791 in 548 households.
The name Haverigg derives from the Old Norse and can be translated as ‘the hill where oats are grown’.
Haverigg has an extensive, quiet Blue Flag beach. It also has a restored lighthouse and is close to the Hodbarrow RSPB Nature Reserve on the edge of Hodbarrow Lagoon. Haverigg is at the mouth of the Duddon Estuary, a protected area important for birds and other wildlife.
An independent lifeboat station, Haverigg Inshore Rescue Team, has been based in the village since 1973 assisting those in difficulty around the Duddon coastline.
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