What to expect on this walk:

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Barrow Park: 

Why we love this park?

Barrow Park is located in Barrow In Furness, postcode: LA13 9BJ. This traditional park is easy to access for all – it is walking distance from the town centre and there are also many bus routes close by. The park can be accessed from Abbey Road, Park Drive, Park Avenue and Greengate Street. The park itself is pram and wheelchair accessible with wide, tarmac paths. 

We love this day out for the incredible facilities on offer. Barrow Park provides bowling facilities, a putting green, boating lake and display glasshouse.  There is also a miniature railway and play area for younger children. A concrete skate park is accessible from Park Drive and a cafe is available between Easter and October. This park is also walking distance from Barrow Park Leisure Centre for those wanting to visit here before, or after, their walk.

For more details please head to the bottom of this page and view our Strava map where you can find a few possible routes to enjoy.

The Route:

There are many routes that you are able to walk whilst visiting Barrow Park. On this occasion we parked at Barrow Leisure Centre (free parking, and a lovely cafe inside too!). Below are three Strava maps of the differing routes that we took while exploring the area.

Route 1: this 0.5 mile walk is pram accessible and a lovely walk for those with little legs. The route walks around the boating lake passing a miniature railway, agility course, play area and cafe pavilion. The wide, tarmac paths make this a great surface for bikes and scooters.

Route 2: A 0.8 mile walk around the perimeter of the park taking in the beautiful scenery. There are a few steeper sections throughout this walk but all paths are still accessible for pushchairs. You are able to enjoy the delights of the bandstand, cenotaph and Jubilee gardens. Look out for the hidden Gruffalo!

Route 3: NOT accessible. This 0.7 mile walk is best for those with slightly older children as there are many steps to climb. You are able to enjoy a walk to the cenotaph and bandstand where you can end your walk with a trip to the children’s play area and a stop at the Cafe Pavilion. Here you will find toilets, a cafe, first aid and baby changing. Please note the Pavilion is open Easter – October.

Why not let your little ones take part in Barrow Junior ParkRun on a Sunday morning 9am @ Barrow Park. Alternatively, you could enjoy a play session full of fun and games at ParkPlay @ 9.30am every Saturday in Barrow Park. Fun for the whole family.

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