Flookburgh - Cark - Flookburgh

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The walk starts in the small village of Flookburgh. Flookburgh is an ancient village on the Cartmel peninsula in Cumbria, until 1974 part of Lancashire. Being close to Morecambe Bay, fishing plays a big part in village life. Cockle and shrimp fishermen still venture out onto the sands every day, nowadays using specially adapted tractors. Flookburgh gets its name from the flat fish known as flukes. From the car park in the centre of the village, the walk heads south to join the Cumbrian Way after about a mile. Here and for the next one and a half miles, some excellent salt marsh can be seen on the left with lots of birds feeding on it such as egret, redshank and greenshank, curlew, cormorant and many other species. The next mile or so takes you along the coast with some excellent views across Cartmel Sands and Ulverston, after which we enter the pretty village of Cark. Cark used to have a water-powered cotton mill between 1785 and 1815. It's also home to Holker Hall, the residence of Lord and Lady Cavendish. Finally the walk heads south, back to the village of Flookburgh.

England - North England - Cumbria - Coast


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife
2/16/2023 - Sarah Green

Lovely walk despite it being misty and drizzly though not much bird life as a result. Still good views of the bay.

12/5/2022 - Eric Crichton

There is a cafe in the garden centre you pass a few 100m from end. Nothing in Flookburgh but plenty cafe in Carmtel

12/5/2022 - Eric Crichton

Lovely walk even on 5 Dec 22. Heron, egret, lapwing, various common birds. Looked as if path viable in most weathers.

12/5/2022 - Eric Crichton

The square car park likely to be busy. 200m down route is a car park beside playground. Was empty when I passed. 2m limit.

5/4/2019 - chris summers

2/5/19 .... Enjoyable walk and the sun was out

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