Photoguide - walking from Ulverston railway station to Conishead Priory
This walk takes about 45 minutes.
If you are driving to Conishead from the M6 click here.
Visitors to Conishead Priory should check in advance with the website to ensure that it is open. The Priory is open to the public for most of the year, but is closed during the two major Buddhist festivals.
Note the map of Ulverston at the right of the station exit. Turn left as you go out of the station
Continue up the station approach road.
Cross the road at the top of the station approach (overseas visitors take care - they sometimes drive on the wrong side of the road here!) . Keep straight on down this hill (Conishead Road).
Turn right at the bottom of Conishead Road.
And carry on along Park Road
Past the former health centre on your right...
...and the park on your left
....until you come to the junction with the A5087 (Coast Road) , where you turn right.
Keep straight on along this road.
There are some toilets on the left, for anyone who was inconvenienced by the lack of facilities at the station.
This is the last shop before the Priory. You are now about 25 minutes walk away. Cross the road coming from your right and keep straight on.
Past the cemetery
Leaving the town behind and entering the Furness countryside. The Great Wall of Conishead is visible on the left hand side of the road in the distance.
The pavement (sidewalk) is now on the right hand side only. Keep going with the Great Wall on the left.
....perhaps stopping for a moment to read the commemorative plaque...
The 285 million years probably refers to the age of the limestone, rather than the time taken to build The Wall.
Not far now, the Priory comes into view over The Wall. Though neither Priory nor Wall are Inherently Existent, they do function conventionally as stable appearances to the mind of the visitor. However, as with all compound phenomena, the Priory is subject to impermanence and is currently (2005) undergoing major structural repairs.
You're here!. Conishead Priory entrance and the southern end of the Great Wall.
Map of Ulverston car parks and one way system