Feet First in Furness

About Us

Easy 1.5 mile walks on weekdays. Special walks for festivals and promotional events.  Feet First in Furness has 3 weekly walks in Barrow Borough. All walks have an option of a maximum walk time of 30 minutes for anyone wishing to participate. Any walks that take longer than 90 minutes would be progression walks and do not fall under the Walking for Heatlh programme. 

Contact The RespectAbility Team at Lakeland House, Abbey Road Barrow.  01229 831425 

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
Barrow Park Walk (Thursdays)
Two loops of Barrow Park Walk (around 60 minutes)
One loop of Barrow Park Walk (around 30 minutes)
1:00
0:30
Lakeland House (Fridays)
Lakeland House to Barrow Park
Lakeland House to Channelside
Lakeland House - Town Centre circular
0:30
0:30
0:30
Walney Island Whi Walk (Wednesday)
Walney Island Whi Walk
0:45

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 with a maximum 30 minute option available on all health walks.Starting points are:
 

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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Contacts

Paul Smith
Age UK Barrow & District
01229 831425
info@ageukbarrow.org.uk
Julie Sharkey
01768 800350 - Cumbria CVS Office
juliesh@cumbriacvs.org.uk
  

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