Route diversion near Newton-in-Furness

Due to the collapse of an old mine shaft, the route just beyond Newton-in-Furness village (map mile marker 6) is closed and a diversion signed. Please follow the diversion and do not try to move the fencing around the shaft and risk falling down a hole over 300’deep!

If you experience problems with the signed diversion please contact us. The shaft is part of the Woodbine pit which produced iron ore up until 1945 before closing.