Monday, 14 May 2012

The Islands of Barrow and Peninsulas Walking Festival

Voted one of the top 8 Best Walking Festivals in British Isles - Times Online 2009, each summer in July a Walking Festival is held against the stunning backdrop of the Furness Peninsula and featuring the Islands of Barrow. Follow ancient trails, greenways and coastal paths exploring the natural and built history of this South Western corner of the Lake District.

The Festival for 2012 is still being planned.  The Draft Walk Programme is as follows;
1st July      South Walney Nature reserve guided walk 10.30-12.30
5th July      Walney Sunset Walk 6.45 pm Earnse Bay
8th July      Heritage of Furness Walk 1 pm Amphitheatre car park
10th July    North Walney Natterjack Walk.  10.00 - 14.00
11th July    Get on Track Walk from Roose Station to Cavendish Dock
12th July    Walney Sunset Walk 6.45 pm Earnse Bay
14th July   11 am start arriving at Widows Crossing at 1.30 pm
19th July    Kids stomp around Walney 6.45 pm Earnse Bay
20th July    Evening Walk to Piel 5 pm from Snab Point
21st July    Wildside Bonanza in Barrow Park
22nd July    South Walney Nature reserve guided walk 1.30-3.30
26th July    Beachcombing Family Event
26th July    Walney Sunset Walk 6.45 pm Earnse Bay
28th July    Sandscale Beach Clean 10 am – 12 noon
28th July    Wildlife Walk with Rangers from National Trust Sandscale Nature Reserve 2 pm – 4 pm
29th July    Piel Walk at 12 noon from Snab Point

Festival partners include Barrow Borough Council, Feet First in Furness, National Trust, Natural England, Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

For more information about walks in and around Barrow visit

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