GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dalton-in-Furness Walks

3 miles (5.6 km)

This Cumbrian town lies just to the north of Barrow in Furness and just a few miles from the coast.
Local walking highlights include the wildlife rich Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve and the long distance Cistercian Way which runs through the town.
This walk takes you along a section of the Way to visit two of the significant local historical sites. You'll pass the 14th century Dalton Castle before following country trails south to the Abbotswood Nature Reserve and Furness Abbey. Here you can enjoy a stroll around the grounds of the photogenic abbey ruins which dates back to the 12th century.
Dalton castle is owned by the National Trust and includes the old courtroomand gaol. You can explore the ancient building and learn all about its history from the knowledgeable guides. The castle has strong links to the nearby Furness Abbey so the walk ties these two signficant sites together very nicely.

Dalton-in-Furness OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Walks near Dalton-in-Furness

  • Barrow in Furness - This large Cumbrian town has some good coastal walking opportunites along Morecambe Bay and the Duddon Estuary
  • Haematite Trail - This is a circular walk around the town of Barrow in Furness in Cumbria
  • Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve - Explore the sandy estuary of the River Duddon with the backdrop of Lake District mountains in this National Trust run nature reserve in Cumbria
  • Cumbria Coastal Way - Explore the wonderful coastline of Cumbria on this splendid long distance path
  • Broughton in Furness - This small market town lies on the boundary of the Lake District National Park
  • Ulverston Canal - This short canal runs from the centre of the Cumbrian town of Ulverston to the coast at Morcambe Bay
  • Ulverston Lighthouse - This circular walk from Ulverston takes you up to the Hoad Monument on Hoad Hill
  • Coniston Water - This easy cycling and walking trail runs along the western shoreline of the beautiful Coniston Water in the Lake District National Park
  • Walney Island - This Cumbrian island is located on Morecambe Bay in Barrow in Furness
  • Cistercian Way - Visit historical religous sites on this fascinating walk through the South Lakeland area of Cumbria.
  • Piel Island - This walk visits the historic castle on Piel Island in Morecambe Bay, Cumbria.


The Red Lion is a cosy and historic pub for some post walk refreshment. You can find them at 5 Market Street with postcode LA15 8AE for your sat navs.


Market Street, Dalton-in-Furness - - 3566186

Market Street, Dalton-in-Furness

Red Lion, Dalton

Red Lion pub, Dalton

Dalton Castle

Dalton Castle is a 14th-century peel tower and in the ownership of the National Trust. Previously, Furness Abbey's manorial court was located in the castle. Here, the abbot exercised his authority under the abbey's foundation charter from 1127 to hold manorial courts and administer justice throughout the lordship of Furness.

Low sandstone wall at Abbots Wood Garden - - 3219246

Low sandstone wall at Abbots Wood Garden

Furness Abbey and Mill Beck - - 1975858

Furness Abbey and Mill Beck

Sandstone arches in Furness Abbey - - 2022570

Sandstone arches in Furness Abbey


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