Ulverston is a small market town in the south of Cumbria on the edge of the Lake District.
There are plenty of places to explore and these four leaflets have been produced to help you get the best from your walks in and around Ulverston.
Stan Laurel Trail
Experience the historic market town of Ulverston as Stan Laurel, the town’s most famous son, would have known it.
The route is about 1 mile long, beginning outside the Coronation Hall where there is a Laurel and Hardy Statue, unveiled in 2009.
You then proceed around the historic streets of Ulverston, highlighting some of the shops and services in the town which the young Stan Laurel may have visited with his grandmother.
Discover the house where Stan was born before finishing at the world famous Laurel and Hardy Museum.
A Circular Walk in and Around Ulverston
This eleven mile circular walk takes in the historic market town of Ulverston with extensive views of Morecambe Bay and surrounding fells and mountains.
Officialy starts close to the Glass Centre by the A590 but can be joint from any point on the trail.
This gentle circuit can be walked in one or split into two parts.
The north part is 8 miles long and the south part is 3 miles.
A good family walk with lots of historical and nature interest, never more than 3 mile from Ulverston town centre.
It is suggested that the OS Landranger 96 map is used (Barrow-in-Furness and South Lakeland).
Take a paddle at Bardsea if the tide is in or in one of the streams along the route or even feed the ducks on the canal.
5 Gentle Walks Around the Edges of Ulverston
Each of these gentle walks is about 2 miles, all starting and finishing at the Ulverston Tourist Information Centre.
There are some gates, uneven paths, steps and fields on these routes, so best to read the leaflet well before setting out.
Once a hive of activity, this canal is now used for peaceful gentle walking and fishing.
The tow path is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies and is an easy stroll, taking about 40 minutes each way. Do take care as this path is also used by cyclists and occasional cars for access.
Plenty of wildlife can be seen, including: Moorhen, Mallard, Swan, Cormorant, Coot, Grebe and Heron.
Explore the nearby footpaths and lanes or for the more adventurous, take the long distance coastal path right round the bay.
Tide timetables are available from local shops.