Protestors will march across the west Cumbrian coast to campaign against a planned coal mine.

The marchers will meet outside the Haig Museum in Whitehaven on Friday July 19 at 11am.

From here, they will march to the Copeland Council building in Whitehaven’s Market Place.

As the march takes place on the same day as the July youth strike, young people are being invited to take part in the march against the mine.

This is not the first protest to take place over the decision to approve the mine.

Environmentalists have been voicing their concerns over the mine since it was approved in March.

At the beginning of July, members of Extinction Rebellion stood outside the Cumbria County Council offices on Botchergate in Carlisle to make their voices heard.

During the protest, Helen Davison, councillor for Belah and Kingmoor, said: “The county council approved a coal mine just at this point in our history when we have got to be dramatically reducing our carbon emissions.”

Details about the protest can be found on the Stop the Cumbrian Coal Mine Facebook page.