GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Walks Near Millom

6 miles (9 km)

This interesting coastal town is situated in a fine position on the edge of the Lake District National Park. The town has some lovely trails along the River DuddonEstuary and a beautiful local nature reserve with a large lake.
This walk around Millom takes you along a section of the Cumbria Coastal Way to the Hodbarrow Lakes Nature Reserve and the neighbouring village of Haverigg.
The walk starts at the train station in the town centre. Head north east from here and you can pick up the coastal path and follow the waymarked trail along Borwick Rails Harbour to Duddon Villa and Crab Marsh. You turn south west to head towards the Hodbarrow Lighthouse and the large lagoon where there are great birdwatching opportunities. Follow the path round the lake and it will lead you to Haverigg where there's a cafe for refreshment.
The walk then heads back along the lake before turning north to return to the town.


LA18 5AA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Millom OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Millom Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Millom

  • Cumbria Coastal Way - Explore the wonderful coastline of Cumbria on this splendid long distance path
  • Hodbarrow Lakes Nature Reserve - Enjoy a walk around Hodbarrow Lakes RSPB on the edge of the Lake District National Park
  • Black Combe - Black Combesits in the south west cornerof the Lake District
  • Muncaster Castle - Enjoy an easy stroll around the beautiful grounds and gardens of this GradeIlisted building in Ravenglass
  • Ravenglass to Eskdale - This walk from Ravenglass takes you to the beautiful Eskdale in the Lake District National Park
  • Broughton in Furness - This small market town lies on the boundary of the Lake District National Park
  • Swinside Stone Circle - This walk visits the Swinside Stone Circle north of Millom in Cumbria.
  • Ravenglass - This coastal Cumbrian village is a great place for riverside, estuary and beach walking.
  • Haverigg - This Cumbrian village lies in a scenic spot at the mouth of theDuddon Estuary.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The popular climb to Black Combe is located near the town. There's wonderful views to Wales, Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man from the summit of the hill.
If you head north along the coast path it will take you to Ravenglass where you can visit the historic Muncaster Castle. You can also try the Ravenglass Circular Beach Walk which visits the Drigg Beach Nature Reserve from the village. Here you'll find sand dunes, an abundance of interesting plantlife and lots of wildlife, with several species of wading birds to look out for on the river estuary.
A few miles to the north you'll find the mysterious Swinside Stone Circle. It's a beautiful, remote spot with the Lake District mountains making a fine backdrop to these photogenic ancient stones.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lake District Walks page.


Millom market place - - 48732

Millom market place

St George's Terrace, home of Norman Nicholson - - 1098566

St George's Terrace, home of poet Norman Nicholson. The first building on the left displays a blue plaque in memory of the writer Norman Nicholson who lived there for most of his life. He is especially associated with the upstairs room. His poetry is noted for local concerns, straightforward language, and elements of common speech. Although known chiefly for poetry, Nicholson wrote much in other forms: novels, plays, essays, topography and criticism.

Millom Park - - 541928

Millom Park. Overlooking the town centre. Coniston fells left background.

Duddon estuary at Borwick Rails - - 784771

Duddon estuary at Borwick Rails. Millom was formerly an active port, but the dangerous channels meant a pilot service was required. These days there is little activity on the water. The nearby iron works and all the rail services closed down in the 1960s.

Looking across the Millom steelworks site towards Duddon Sands - - 954608

Looking across the Millom steelworks site towards Duddon Sands. Grass has almost completely covered over slag heaps in the foreground.

Near Hodbarrow point, ruined windmill on skyline - - 544571

Near Hodbarrow point, ruined windmill on skyline

Hodbarrow lagoon - - 1882247

Hodbarrow lagoon

View of Haverigg - - 541929

View of Haverigg


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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