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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



         A new record was created last Sunday - the walk with the most obscure starting point, close to Bampton.  The early morning initiative test proved too difficult for some, resulting in a much later start than expected - but an early coffee stop !!  The walk took us round Wether hill and Loadpot hill and gave us unusual angles on both Haweswater and Ullswater and beyond.  A very good ridge walk - we just hope everyone found the way out again afterwards !

         We are now well into our Autumn programme of walks and these can be found 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.


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          On Sunday 1st October, George has a walk starting from Blind Lane Car Park nr Force Forge, and heading around the Dale Park and Cunsey areas.



                                        Ascending Sharp Edge on Blencathra      











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