Ulverston is a market town situated in the
south of Cumbria, with its top attraction
being: it is the start of the Cumbria Way, a
walking trail that runs from Ulverston to
Carlisle, 70 miles north.
The image below is of the Sir John Barrow
Monument (Hoad Monument) sitting high above
Ulverston east side, on the 436ft Hoad
This 100ft high monument was designed to
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The image below is looking over Ulverston
from the monument. The white line shows the
start of the Cumbria Way from the Stanley
Street Sculpture, heading towards Coniston,
14 miles north. There is a trail from the
monument to the Sculpture, round to the right
in the image below.
Ulverston Train station is on the left of
the image below.
The image below is of the Market Place in
the centre of Ulverston. The Farmers Arms is
situated just past the monument, a popular
place for a drink or meal with views over the
This area has a lot of narrow streets with
interesting small shops.
To find the start of the Cumbria way, turn
right at the monument there, then look for
the narrow Upper Brook Street, only 30 yards
from the monument.
The image below is of Upper Brook Street
in Ulverston, leading to the start of the
Cumbria Way. This is one of the narrow
streets with a number of small local
The image below is of the Cumbria Way
Sculpture in Ulverston by Stanley Street.
This spot marks the start of the Cumbria Way,
14 miles north to Coniston on the first
section, 70 miles to Carlisle altogether.
The Sculpture was designed by Chris
Brammall and erected in February 2000.
The image below is looking down Market
Street from the memorial with the large Sun
Inn on the right.
The image below is of the lower end of
Market Street where it narrows, with the
clock tower being on the Lloyds Bank
The image below is of the Laurel and Hardy
Museum in Ulverston, on Brogden Street, that
leads off Market Street. The museum is now
situated in the Roxy Cinema.
Stan Laurel was born in Ulverston on the
16th June 1890, named Arthur Stanley
Jefferson. He became a famous English comic
actor, best known for the comedy duo Laurel
A statue of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
can be found outside the Coronation Hall
Theatre in Ulverston, just round the
corner from the cinema, to the right.
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