Sunday 26th May 2019, 10:30am-1:30pm

Ormsgill Slagbanks Barrow in Furness


  • Chris Winnick
  • 01539 728254

54.130657711457, -3.2379869404023

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General advice and information: For all outdoor events participants should bring suitable outdoor clothing, waterproofs and boots or similar. Bring a packed lunch for whole day events, and sun cream and plenty of water in hot weather.
General safety advice will be given before all our events but we ask all who attend to take personal responsibility for their own safety and possessions, and to pay special regard to trip hazards and the likely presence of ticks. Before starting, please advise walk leader of any medical or other conditions which could lead to you being unable to complete the walk. If you require further information or wish to check whether an event has been postponed or cancelled due to poor weather, please contact the walk leader before setting out.  The site is exposed and could be windy.

We will be supporting the national Big Butterfly Count (Friday 12 July to Sunday 4 August 2019) by encouraging butterfly walk participants to take part. All you need do is record one or more times during this period for 15 minutes in  your own garden, a local park, nature reserve etc, then submit the records online. Our walk leaders will bring survey forms, but full details available at  

Print the directions from your home using our direction tool (using the directions tab on the main navigation menu on the sightings page, Post codes are given for satellite navigation but these  are only a guide in rural areas.

Target Species at Ormsgill: Dingy Skipper, Common Blue, Small Blue.   At North Walney, spring butterflies and wild flowers

Directions:  From Lindal in Furness follow A590 through three roundabouts towards Barrow. Pass industrial buildings on both sides in 40-mph limit. Just after passing the left sign to Ormsgill note the two reclaimed slag banks on the right. There is a red sandstone wall on the right, situated on a gentle left hand bend. Turn right to the parking area before the start of the wall. Grid reference: SD 192712. Nearest post code: LA14 4QZ