GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Haematite Trail - Barrow in Furness Circular Walk - Newton, Little Urswick, Lindal, Askam in Furness and Marton

19 miles (31 km)

This is a circular walk around the town of Barrow in Furness in Cumbria. The walk explores the remains of the iron mining industry in the area.
You will pass Newton, Little Urswick, Lindal, Askam in Furness and Marton. The walk follows the coastal path along Duddon Sands with fabulous views of the Cumbrian hills and mountains. The coastal section also passes the Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve Nature Reserve which is well worth exploring if you have time. Also of interest is the 12th century ruined monastery of Furness Abbey located on the outskirts of Barrow-in-Furness.

Haematite Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Haematite Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north of Barrow there's Dalton-in-Furness where you can visit Dalton Castle. The 14th century Pele Tower has strong connections to Furness Abbey and is run by the National Trust.
You could pick up the Barrow in Furness Walk and visit the dunes at the Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve. The town of Broughton in Furness is also nearby.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cumbria Walks page.


Barrow-in-Furness - - 2000


Sand dunes at Sandscale Haws - - 849938

Sand dunes at Sandscale Haws

Telephone box in Little Urswick, Lancs - geograph-3171124

Telephone box in Little Urswick

Furness Brick Company, Askam-in-Furness - - 411249

Furness Brick Company, Askam-in-Furness, near to Askam in Furness, Cumbria, Great Britain. This is probably the last remaining coal-fired traditional brickworks in the UK. It produces a range of handcrafted bricks particularly aimed at the conservation market. This type of kiln is known as a Hoffmann kiln; it consists of a number of chambers which are used in turn through the firing cycle, giving efficient use of the heat produced.