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The Hoad Ulverston

The Hoad Ulverston

The hoad measuring 100ft high

The Monument

History

History

Spookily darkened by the clouds. This monument looks different with each photo taken

Built in 1850 this Grade II listed building commemorating Sir John Barrow (born Ulverston 1764) is built of limestone with a recently added copper roof.

It is visible from the surrounding areas and is a familiar site for people travelling along the A590 on the aproach to the outskirts of Ulverston.

The Hoad Ulverston

Walking up to the Hoad

Walking up to the Hoad

A steep climb up to the hoad an alternative to the easier route that gradually climbs around the monument

There a various unofficial routes which you can take to climb the hill but there is one main path which gradually climbs in a circular motion around the monument.

The Hoad Ulverston

Views from the Hoad

Views from the Hoad

View of open countryside expanding out to sea with the Ulverston Viaduct in the distance

The views from the top are varied from vast open countryside to Ulverston town buildings as well as right out towards Glaxo Smith Cline industrial area and out to sea and beyond.

On a clear day you can see plenty of beach and sea as well as the ulverston railway viaduct.

The Hoad Ulverston

Amenities

Amenities

The walk back down which is much appreciated after the steep climb to the top

There are no amenities at this landmark but plenty of makeshift seating around the Hoad to have a well earned rest after the climb.

There are also proper benches dotted around the site.

The Hoad Ulverston

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