The Hoad

Start point: Ulverston

The Hoad

Weather: Mainly sunny. 20°C.

We had a short walk up to Hoad Hill today, a small hill (133m) which stands over the small market town of Ulverston, just outside the southern fringe of the Lake District National Park. Atop the hill is a monument which is a local landmark, The Hoad, officially named The Sir John Barrow Monument. It celebrates the famous Ulverston son who was a Naval administrator and traveller and is built in the style of The Eddystone Lighthouse.

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