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Furness Ramblers News


Furness Ramblers is comprised of walkers who come mainly from the Barrow, Millom and Ulverston areas as well as the surrounding valleys and villages. 

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  We are a friendly group for all ages and abilities, organising regular walks around the Lake District and beyond.

          Walks are normally held on every Sunday at  locations throughout Cumbria and sometimes  into Yorkshire and North Lancashire - see our Walks Program Page for full details of current walks.  

        If you would like to join us or just try us out, please get in touch with any of our members listed on the Contacts Page



            On a dry frosty winters morning with blue skies a group of 16 of us enjoyed the first walk of the new year.  We welcomed 4 new faces to the group and hope they will become regular walkers. We walked through Sizergh grounds towards Helsington Church and headed across fields towards the A591.  Then up to Scout Scar where we found a sheltered, sunny spot for lunch near the cairn which offered us clear views over the Lakes.  We walked back to Sizergh via Helsington Barrows.  No one complained that the cafe at Sizergh was closed because the nearby pub was open!

         The Autumn programme of walks has now been completed, and the new walks for early 2018 are now in the program on the website.

              Note that there are still some new volunteering opportunities  in the areas of Researching Old Footpaths.  For more details see our "Footpaths Section"

         Natural England have announced that work has started on the new Coastal Path Section in our area, stretching from Silecroft to Silverdale. We expect to be making an input into the planning of the best route along the Furness Coast.  The section of the coastal path around Walney Island has now been defined and agreed. The proposals can be viewed on the Natural England website.

 For Information : The A592 from Newby Bridge will be closed from 2nd January for 13 weeks.

          NEXT WALK        

     There is no walk planned for 14th January, so our next walk is on 21st January and it starts near Levens Hall.



                                        Ascending Sharp Edge on Blencathra      











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