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Route 3 – Roudsea Wood Nature Reserve



Lying at the head of the Leven Estuary, Roudsea Wood is one of Britain’s most important woodland sites. It’s varied geology has allowed a rich mosaic of woodland types to thrive, and to the east of the woodlands are the bogs of Roudsea and Holker Mosses. To the south the reserve borders the Greenodd Sands. The routes are well-interpreted by Natural England, with lots of information about the local fauna and flora.

The 2.5km ‘Woodland Trail’ is more challenging with some areas of uneven ground.

Practical Information

Basic Route Information

Get to the route by car: 20 minutes drive from Junction 36 of the M6.

Get to the route by bus: From Kendal or Barrow on 530 or 532 service (Mon – Fri only )
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Get to the route by train: Regular, fast mainline connections from Manchester, London and Scotland to Lancaster Station. From Lancaster you pick up a scenic local train stopping en route around Morecambe Bay to Barrow-in-Furness, and takes you over the Kent and Leven Estuaries. National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950 Trainline Traveline 0871 200 2233

Length of route: 6 km / 4 miles 2.5 hours

Amenities: Disabled parking near to the start of the route. The nearest accessible toilets are at Fell Foot Park. Backbarrow, Haverthwaite and Newby Bridge offer a variety of cafes, hotels, pubs and restaurants.

Route type: Circular


Many thanks to our partners:

Natural EnglandNatural England who have given permission for the routes to be used in Roudsea Wood, and upgraded the paths / access for all-ability use.

south cumbria rivers trustSouth Cumbria Rivers Trust who are managing the bookings, training and maintenance of the Trampers for Roudsea.

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Why ‘More to Explore’?

More to Explore aims to inspire people of all-ability to explore the Morecambe Bay area. This website provides advice on where and how to access a fantastic series of all-ability routes – there are downloadable maps, plus an interactive map showing lots more route suggestions. There is background information about all-ability mobility scooter use and hire locally, useful links as well as ideas for how to get more involved in this project.

More to Explore offers everyone, from families with buggies to mobility-challenged people, the opportunity to get around Morecambe Bay and experience amazing sunsets, discover natural landscapes and unearth an adventure with an incredible range of accessible routes.

Please take a look around this site, get inspiration and information and then come and visit Morecambe Bay!


In line with the latest government advice surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), our Tramper Hire service is suspended until further notice.

We wish you all well and if you are taking your daily exercise on any of our advertised routes, please do so responsibly adhering to advice on social distancing.