Seldom Seen guided audio tours - free smartphone app

Hear the voices of local people, see images from both past and present, and learn about five distinct parts of Morecambe Bay with this FREE interactive app.

Download the FREE Seldom Seen smartphone app now on Apple and Android.

What is it?

The Seldom Seen app is a walking audio tour which explores the hidden assets, stories, history and nature of the wider area of Morecambe Bay in five walks. The walks cover

  • Ulverston Canal Foot
  • Backbarrow
  • Hincaster and Heversham
  • Fort Walney
  • Sunderland Point.

Five guided audio tours

If you want a walk with views, then Ulverston Canal Foot, taking 2.5 hours, overlooks a view to the Bay. Hear about the eider ducks and their local population on Chapel Island, walk the length of Britain’s shortest, deepest canal, learn about the iron works and how the rail network changed the area. Dive into nature and follow the coast to the quaint Plumpton Hall saturated in character.

Head out on the 3 hour Backbarrow walk, a two part walk separated by the Leven River. Pass through the tranquil woodland of Brow Edge leading down to the gunpowder works. Heading north, learn how the river drove industry in the village of Backbarrow.

Enjoy a spectacular view of the entire Morecambe Bay area on the Hincaster and Heversham two part walk taking 3.5 hours. Start in historic Heverhsam before climbing up to see the view. The second part of the walk then takes in Hincaster’s canal and railway heritage.

Take in Walney Island’s unique mixture of military history and nature on ‘Fort Walney’, a 2.5 hour coastal walk. Stand in World War One practice trenches, explore old gun ranges and look out for the island’s rare inhabitant, the natterjack toad.

For an easier walk, Sunderland Point is a coastal walk that takes in the unique intertidal heritage. Learn about fishing, the local ecosystem and the close knit community, as you’re guided by the voices of local people.

Alongside the app, why not delve into our Seldom Seen map series - five maps that span from the islands of Barrow to Cockerham, plotting the hidden treasures of the spectacular Morecambe Bay area of Cumbria and Lancashire. 

Download the FREE Seldom Seen smartphone app now on Apple and Android.




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