The Low Furness Peninsula, south of Ulverston,
is an undiscovered gem of
South Lakeland.

You will find unspoilt historic villages and settlements, ancient churches, lowland pasture and the protected limestone pavements of Birkrigg Common.

.Between the peaceful shores of Morecambe Bay lies the gentle rolling rural landscape of Low Furness benefiting from the benign influence of the gulf stream.

Here you will find unspoilt historic villages and settlements, ancient churches, lowland pasture and the protected limestone pavements of Birkrigg Common.
Quiet lanes, footpaths and bridleways offer a chance to explore the area on foot, bicycle or by car.
For centuries the Furness Peninsula was an isolated community. Travellers who visited the area were forced to cross the treacherous sands of Morecambe Bay on foot or on horseback when the tide permitted. Communications improved when horse drawn carriages crossed the sands from Lancaster from l785.The Roman Armies, Robert the Bruce, John Wesley and William Wordsworth have all crossed the sands.

Views from the A5087 coast road are spectacular across Morecambe Bay to the Fylde coast, Blackpool and Morecambe. From Birkrigg Common can be seen the Lake District Fells and as far as the Pennines if the weather is favourable and to the east the Port of Barrow-in-Furness and Piel Island and Castle.

This tranquil area is close to the busy market town of Ulverston, birthplace of Stan Laurel and famed for its year round festival and events programme and specialist shops and markets.