Feet First in Furness
** All walks/activities are currently suspended until further notice (at least May 31st) due to the COVID-19 crisis. Stay safe everyone **
Easy 1.5 mile walks on weekdays. Special walks for festivals and promotional events.
|Walk name||Route options available||Length (hours)|
|1. Dalton-in Furness Health walk (Mondays)|
Walk Option 1
|2. Monday Walks with Walney Wind Cheetahs|
|3. Barrow Living Well Centre (Mondays)|
Channelside North Slag bank loop
|4. HAWC Walk for Health (Tuesdays)|
|5. Walney Island Whi Walk (Wednesday)|
Walney Island Whi Walk
|6. Barrow Park Walk (Thursdays)|
Two loops of Barrow Park Walk (around 60 minutes)
One loop of Barrow Park Walk (around 30 minutes)
|7. Lakeland House (Fridays)|
Lakeland House to Barrow Park
Lakeland House to Channelside
Lakeland House - Town Centre circular
|8. Ulverston Health Walk (Fridays)|
Walk Option 1
|Barrow Archive Centre|
Gentle walks in the Furness area are designed to provide a weekly opportunity for groups of people to become more physically active. All walks have an option of a maximum walk time of 30 minutes for participants. Any walks extending beyond 90 minutes would be progression walks and are therefore not part of the Walking for Health programme.
Walk length about 1.5 miles, time usually 50 minutes.Starting points are:
Mondays: Tudor Square, Dalton-in-Furness at 10.30am. Open to all. Walk Leader Raymond Willcock.
Wednesdays: Walney Mill Lane Childrens Centre Cafe, 10.30am - Walney Shoreline Walks down to Earnse Point then South along the shore to Sandy Gap and Biggar Bank. Walk Leader - Richard Scott
Thursdays: Barrow Park walks - meet at the Park Leisure Centre Foyer,10:30am - easy, 30-40 minute walk, some slopes with a maximum 30 minute option available. Walk Leader - Raymond Willock
Fridays - 11.00am meet in Lakeland House, Abbey Road - walking from Abbey Road, we have three different route options depending upon the weather and those attending. Walks include the Town Centre Circular, Channelside & Barrow Park. Walk Leader - AgeUK Barrow
Trained leaders will meet you on arrival at the starting points. Please arrive about 5 minutes early on the first occasion.
Please see our PDF of Barrow Doorstep walks, 8 varied walks in a pack for Independent walkers. Originally funded by NHS Cumbria through Active Cumbria.