Broughton-in-Furness Circular Walk

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9.7 km
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347 m
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Broughton-in-Furness Circular Walk

The Broughton-in-Furness Circular Walk is a pleasant route that passes through the charming English countryside for some nice Lake District views. This route will take you through a variety of terrain that includes woodlands, open farmland terrain, and charming riverside settings, before passing through the village of Broughton-in-Furness. You can also turn this into a fantastic pub walk by stopping in at the various establishments along the route.

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Route Description for Broughton-in-Furness Circular Walk

Although not designed as such, the Broughton-in-Furness Circular Trail makes for a great pub walk due to a starting point that is close to the village and its establishments, as well as a midway point near the Blacksmith’s Arms in Broughton Mills. In between, you will be able to fully appreciate the beautiful English countryside as you traverse the slightly hilly terrain. Setting out from the trailhead, the route will lead you to the northeast to pass by several small lakes and make your way through the forests of the Hang Bank Plantation. From here, you will continue to the northeast across the hillscape, eventually arriving in Broughton Mills, where you can pop into the Blacksmith’s Arms for some mid-walk refreshments. Continue along the trail as it turns to the southwest and follows alongside the banks of the River Lickle before cutting across the open farmland to the south on the return to the village where you began.

Getting to the Broughton-in-Furness Circular Walk Trailhead

To reach the trailhead for the Broughton-in-Furness Circular Walk from The Black Cock Inn at the heart of the village, head northeast on Griffin Street for 59 m and turn right onto C5009, following it for 40 m. Turn left on Knott Lane and follow it for 0.2 km to arrive at the trailhead.

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    Yes - On Leash

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    Older Children only

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