North Walney Nature Reserve, Barrow:
Route 1: off road pram accessible route, 2 miles (shorter if needed)
Route 2: 4 miles
Free parking can be found on West Shore Road, postcode: LA14 3UE
Why we love this walk?
North Walney Nature Reserve is located on Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness. This beautiful nature reserve really is worth a visit. From walks along the sea to navigating through sand dunes this walk has something for everyone, not to mention the incredible history found here. The memorial gate, that can be found as you enter the second route (image 3), is embellished with a flock of metal birds dedicated to the men, and boys, who never returned home from the war. The Nature Reserve was once a military training camp for those training for WW1 and WW2. There is so much history to be explored in this area!
We also love this walk as it is next to the sea, offering stunning views and plenty of places to stop and enjoy skimming some stones…. don’t miss the ice cream van that can often be found on West Shore Road.
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.