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A Windy Climb!

A long climb up but well worth it for the views. Scariest part was coming back down the stairs but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
cathyvance
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Somerset, United Kingdom
Great view

Lovely walk up to head monument the view from the top is amazing. Often has activities going on ie... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
judith e
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Ulverston, 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 5 days 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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

hard slog up the hill but worth every step to see the views, take picnic and a flask the kids will love it, it can also be romantic with your other half.

Thank sstretch
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

It’s a climb up to head but there is a pathway all way up but not for anyone frail as it gets steep. There are plenty of benches to sit on for a rest the veiws of Ulverston when you are at the top well...More

Thank LynnM1728
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Stunning views from the top. The windy staircase up to the very top of the Hoad is narrow and bit scary. A beautiful park and beautiful folly.

Thank 881LadyByron
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We took the long route (less steep) to get to the monument. Lovely scenery but uneven under foot. A feeling of accomplishment to have done it. Fabulous views from the top of the hill. The monument itself was not open so bear that in mind...More

Thank Minijlv
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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
11 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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