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Haematite Trail


31 km / 19 miles
The Trail was devised to explore some of the remains of the iron mining industry which brought about the industrial expansion of Furness and the subsequent emergence of Barrow. In its heyday the Furness mining industry was an equivalent to the American Gold Rush and provided some of the richest iron ore worked in Britain. The route passes Newton, Little Urswick, Lindal, Marton and Askam.


Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Pithead logo and named posts
Attributes: Average Gradients
Industrial History
Start and Finish: SD202699 - Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Andy Brewerton - Haematite Trail [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet - PDF Haematite Trail  (LDWA ) Download File


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 96, 97
OS Landranger Active 96, 97
OS Explorer 6
OS Explorer Active 6

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Route Profile:

30.4 km (18.9 miles)
469 m (1,539 ft) ascent
171 m (561 ft)  maximum height

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