Day 086 : Ulverston – Barrow-in-Furness

A day with sea, sand and marshes


Ulverston has a famous son, Stan Laurel, one half of the famous comic double act, Laurel & Hardy. They teamed up in the late 1920’s and made many films and shows together. The town hosts a museum as a lasting legacy of their time together.

I leave Ulverston and head towards Bardsea. On the way I pass a very impressive Buddhist temple set in beautiful countryside. It was the Manjushi Kadampa Meditation Centre. It is used as a place for study and retreat.


I share the road with speeding cyclists as there is a triathlon race going on. I did ask one of the marshals if there were any tandems in the race because I could do with a lift.


Looking out across the water I could just about see Blackpool Tower on the Lancashire coast line.


Approaching Rampside I notice a needle like structure standing upright on the beach like a giant pencil. This is the Rampside lighthouse which was used as a navigation beacon which is now classed as a listed building.


Following my lunch at Rampside I turn towards Barrow-in Furness with its large shipyards and docks.