Day 087 : Barrow-in-Furness – Millom

Today, I try something different, I ditch the rucksack, on with the trainers instead of boots and see if I can run a marathon distance.


Counting sheep, counting steps, I cover the distance, running on cycleways and along roads, but not without a few stops. Unfortunately, I chose a hot day to do it, I could have done with a bit of a breeze.

Barrow-in-Furness has grown to become one of the busiest shipyards in Britain, maintaining the Trident submarines and will be involved with its successor. The BAe shipyard buildings dwarf the town and are a major employer.


Walney Island lies just off Barrow and is connected to the mainland by the Jubilee Bridge. It is only 11 miles long and has two Nature Reserves at each end of the island.


Broughton-in-Furness sits on the Duddon estuary and is centred around a Georgian cobbled market square with an obelisk in the centre and surrounded by Georgian houses.


I am relieved to have reached Millom and am feeling rather knackered. I should sleep well tonight. Millom is tucked away on a peninsular in th south west corner of Cumbria.