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Brisk stroll up a hill.

Fascinating story behind the monument that is and isn't a lighthouse. A great little diversion... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chorley, United Kingdom
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The climb

How's is a brilliant place to visit, despite the climb... Fantastic views of ulverston from the... read more

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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 2 days ago via mobile

Fascinating story behind the monument that is and isn't a lighthouse. A great little diversion whilst you're in the Ulverston area. Visited it on a grizzly wind swept wet(ish) day and found it fascinating. Will go back and visit in more clement conditions to admire...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How's is a brilliant place to visit, despite the climb... Fantastic views of ulverston from the top, and you cc an even go in! 10/10

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Applesauce1542
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Visit Ulverston and you must walk up to the monument. The views over Morecambe Bay and the lakes are awesome. Take it from someone who lives here and walks their dog up there most days.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HoadHillWalker
Reviewed 6 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JohnatPales
Reviewed 4 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank manojrakhecha
Reviewed 28 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank amyhW7300SJ
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.
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
11 March 2016|
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