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.
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 )
For timetable www.cumbria.gov.uk/buses
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 www.trainline.com 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