Bay Cycle Way between Barrow and Rampside

Name of walk Bay Cycle Way between Barrow and Rampside
Date of walk 2020-05-06

Part of the Bay Cycle Way goes between Barrow and Rampside. The Barrow end starts on Walney Island (Sandy Gap) and heads towards Buccleugh Dock, behind Morrisons supermarket. The route from Morrisons to Rampside is 4.5 miles one way. The photos show the reverse route back to Barrow. One way takes under two hours to walk.

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View over to Piel Island and castle on the left, and Roa Island on the right.

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Rampside Hall, with its 12 chimneys, was built in 1634.

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On the Bay Cycle Way path passing the old Rampside Station building.

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Orange Tip butterfly.

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View across the fields to St. Michael's Church.

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St. Michael's Church was built in 1840 on the site of a pre 1292 Chapel of Ease for Furness Abbey, said to have been built over an ancient barrow.

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Vegetation covered pond.

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There are several of these on the route, which unfortunately prevents wheelchairs and mobility scooters from using them.

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Roa Island with Piel Island behind.

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View back with Roa Island causeway on the right.

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View across to Barrow.

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BAE Systems.

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Barrow Town Hall on the left, St. James Church on the right.

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Biggar Village on Walney Island.

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Gas Terminal.

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View over to Blackcombe.

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A little diversion over a bridge to see where it went.

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Type 24 Pillbox from WW2.

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Cavendish Dock built in 1879.

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Mallards.

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The route ahead.

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A few swans about.

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Canada Goose.

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Oyster Catcher.

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Eider ducks.

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Buccleuch Dock built in 1872. Devonshire Dock Hall ahead. Morrisons Supermarket below the bridge.

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Rainbow Texel in the field at the bottom of my garden.

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My cat Tigger and his little bruv having a laugh.

A very easy route to follow, with lots to see on the way.

Jo.

 

 

 

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