Furness Way

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Statistics and Files
Start: Arnside
Distance: 70 miles (112 km)
Grid Ref: SD455787
Climbing: 3,455 metres
Walk time: 30-35 hours
Days: 4-7

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Furness Way is a long distance walking route across southern Lakeland from coast to coast, beginning at Arnside on the eastern side of Morecambe Bay and finishing at Ravenglass on the Irish Sea. The route focuses its attention on the region of Furness which was historically an exclave of Lancashire. Furness, first recorded in 1150 as Fuththernessa is interpreted as "headland by the rump-shaped island". From the start in Arnside the walk visits Milnthorpe, Heversham, the River Kent, Brigsteer, Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve, Lindale, Hampsfell, Cartmel, Bigland Heights and Bigland Tarn, the River Leven, Greenodd, Penny Bridge, Spark Bridge, Lowick Green, Lowick Bridge, Bethecar Moor, Coniston Water, Coniston, Walna Scar Road (Furness Fells), Seathwaite in Duddondale, the River Duddon, Uplha Fell (short detour to bag Harter Fell recommended), Eskdale, Boot, Eskdale Green, Muncaster Fell, Muncaster Castle and Glannoventa Roman Fort before heading to the finish in Ravenglass.

Useful Links:
Anthony Linick's Furness Way Walk
Furness Way Books and Maps
Long Distance Walkers Association

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