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Walk up hoad with partner dog.

Never fail to be amazed how good this walk is.The views are fantastic and can get to the top and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JamesS13579
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
Nice Walk, great view.

A simple walk up the steep way with a little cafe at the bottom should you need refreshment... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JohnatPales
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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The prominent memorial on Hoad Hill was built in 1850 in honour of Sir John Barrow, a naval explorer and Second Secretary to the Admiralty, who was born in Ulverston. It is a replica of an early version of the Eddystone Lighthouse. On the 15th of...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Never fail to be amazed how good this walk is.The views are fantastic and can get to the top and back in under 1 hour,or make a day of if.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A simple walk up the steep way with a little cafe at the bottom should you need refreshment. Fabulous views off the top. The two orientation boards are somewhat misaligned....weirdly. We descended over the back through open ground and then zig zagged through the back...More

Thank JohnatPales
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice gentle climb and a excellent walk to a hill top monument with views of lakes n meadows n nearby small hills Autumn colors make it an amazing experience Check on opening times for the monument if one wish to climb inside it..we did not...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place! We hiked up the hill, two adults, four kids and a mutt.... It was a fresh and windy day but that didn’t put us off... the views on the way up and then finally once you’re at the top are breathtaking!...More

Thank amyhW7300SJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A long climb up but well worth it for the views. Scariest part was coming back down the stairs but so glad I went up.

Thank cathyvance
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Lovely walk up to head monument the view from the top is amazing. Often has activities going on ie egg rolling at Easter . They have flags flying when it’s open to walk up top of lighthouse.

Thank judith e
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Worth the walk up for the views over the Plumpton viaduct and Ulverston and also an interesting monument with equally nice views of the lake district

Thank ANWPTQ
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Wonderful place and a must visit if you go to Cumbria Crystal. The trek can be exciting and even easy, choose on the path if you want it to be difficult climb straight as an arrow to the top. Else there is an easy path...More

Thank kurup_raje
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Good place to spend half day walking with veiws. Following the path wasn't too hard if you are used to some hill walking and it didn't take to long to get to the top.

Thank SjitKM
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Stunning view of the Monument kept coming into sight as we approached Ulverston. It was enticing us to get closer, we found ourselves driving up a very steep lane and then Oh no! it was a dead end just managed to turn the van around...More

Thank Elaine766
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Jackie C
8 July 2017|
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Response from LancashireToni | Reviewed this property |
yes its a gravel path upto it, maybe wear trainers if no walking boots.
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Emma D
18 April 2017|
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Response from UlverstonCumbria | Property representative |
There are a few options, depending on which route up and down you want to take. The easiest to explain is to drive into the grounds of Ford Park, and at the top of the drive you'll see a car park on the right. Leave your car... More
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mdmlad
10 March 2016|
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Response from UlverstonCumbria | Property representative |
There are several routes up the hill. The easiest path to find is immediately behind Ford Park, which is also handy for the Ford Park cafe, before or after your walk. Alternative routes start on Green Bank and Town Bank... More
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