Ulverston Sands and Birkrigg Common

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A very scenic walk takes in the Birkrigg Stone Circle and the trig point on the common for tremendous views all round, then goes right on to the shoreline for an ornithological delight.

England - North England - Cumbria - Coast


Birds, Church, Flowers, Hills or Fells, Museum, Pub, River, Toilets
9/6/2015 - denise oakman

Completed this walk on 2/9/15 having done the previous year. Excellent, highly recommend, especially stopping at the Buddhist Temple, very interesting with very good value refreshments and ending with an ice cream from Roy's van in the car park at the finish. Directions were easy to follow, we made the distance almost the same as the author although we agreed with Nick and took the detour as the fields were waterlogged.

8/25/2013 - Paul and Tracy Dawson

A wonderful walk, with excellent instructions (even forgot to print off the map!) and good paths this time of year. Stunning views, and interesting landmarks to see along the way. A few fields with nosey cows to get through. We were lucky enough to see the tide rush in on the final part of the walk. I made the walk length 7miles? much to the relief of the wife, as it made having an ice come much sooner! Thank you :-)

12/16/2012 - Nick Norris

Did this 0n 10/12/2012 on a beautifully, clear and cold sunny day. You must call in at the Buddhist Monastery at Coninshead Priory. They are very welcoming and there's lots to see, as well as the cafe which is open almost all year. The directions are mostly good though there are a couple of issues. 1.WM 5. The Hoad Memorial is outside the area covered by the map but there is another monument well to the south which is shown and may cause confusion. Maybe better to say "head towards the tall lighthouse looking building". 2. WM 7/8 . The sign shows Gasgow farm and not Priory Road. When we were there the path was blocked by a deep lake. We had to detour through Croftlands housing estate. 3.WM 10 - WM14. This seems a pointless detour over muddy fields with little of interest to see. Better to turn right at WM10 along the metalled road till you get to the prominent brick chimney and then turn right.

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