|“||Boasts fine views out to the Isle of Man, Scotland, Morecambe Bay and the Lake District||”|
- Cliffe Lane LA14 4HU
- The native species woodland contains oak, ash, birch, rowan, alder, holly, hazel and hawthorn. The circular stone dais provides an opportunity to take in the splendid views.
How to get there
- Car : Travel along Abbey Road (the road leading to Dalton). At the traffic lights outside Shell, turn left onto Hawcoat Lane. At the top of the hill with the pub on the corner, turn left onto Dalton Lane and left again onto Cliffe Lane. The woodlands and carpark are on the right.
- Bus : Route 1. Board from Stop B on Furness Building Society side at Town Hall Bus Interchange. Disembark the bus on Hawcoat Lane just before Dalton Lane (there is a pub on the corner). Turn left onto Dalton Lane and left again onto Cliffe Lane. The woodlands are on the right.
- Route 3. Ormsgill Quarry is below the woodlands. So an alternative route is to travel on Route 3 to the quarry reserve and then climb the steps up to the woodlands.
- Train : From Barrow station, turn right onto Holker Street walking infront of the disused Kwik Save store. At the end of Holker Street is the football club where you turn right crossing the railway line. On the left is the Ormsgill Reservoir. Walk around the reservoir and the adjacent playing field. This leads to Schneider Road Cross the road, walk up St Francis Gardens next to the church. The kissing gate leads into Ormsgill Quarry. At both ends of the quarry wall are steps up to the woodlands.
- Attractions : Ormsgill Quarry
- Food : Kings Arms, Cliffe Lane. Bay Horse, Hawcoat Lane
- Accommodation : B & B Guest Houses on Hawcoat Lane