Haematite Trail

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Statistics and Files
Start: Barrow-in-Furness
Distance: 19 miles (31 km)
Grid Ref: SD202699
Climbing: 473 metres
Walk time: 6-9 hours
Days: 1-2

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Haematite Trail is a circular walk in the Furness Peninsula, south west Cumbria. It was devised to explore some of the remains of the iron mining industry which brought about the industrial expansion of Furness and the subsequent emergence of the regions premier town of Barrow-in-Furness. In its heyday the Furness mining industry was a bustling hive of activity when it provided some of the richest iron ore worked in Britain. From the start in the town the Haematite Trail passes Furness Abbey, Newton, Stainton with Adgarley, Little Urswick, Lindal in Furness, Marton and Askam in Furness before finishing with a coastal walk past North Walney National Nature Reserve prior to finishing back in Barrow-in-Furness.

Useful Links:
Andy Brewerton's Haematite Trail Walk
Long Distance Walkers Association

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