The Duddon Valley
Successive generations of farmers have reared the native Herdwicks which roam the fells and graze the verges. You may see buzzards soaring overhead, sight an endearing red squirrel, spot orchids growing in the meadows, and you may even catch a glimpse of a peregrine falcon. A few miles away is the historic market town of Broughton-in-Furness, with its high quality butchers-cum-grocery shop, family-run bakery/tearoom, post office, restaurant and a variety of pubs.
The tiny villages of Ulpha and Seathwaite are two focal points of the valley. At Ulpha there's a post office/village shop, whilst Seathwaite, situated near the end of the ancient Walna Scar road, boasts the 16thC Newfield Inn, where a welcome as warm as the roaring log fire await.
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Dating back to the 11thC, Broughton-in-Furness has much to please the visitor - a pretty, cobbled square complete with a splendid horse chestnut tree, enclosed by shops, pubs and homes - many of them Georgian in origin. The town provides an ideal base for a walking or climbing holiday, with ample opportunity to explore the rugged beauty of the Duddon Valley and the quieter Lake District fells. Norman Nicholson, one of Britain's finest twentieth century poets and William Wordsworth, both immortalised this area in their writing and poetry. The village was home to Branwell Bronte, brother of the Bronte sisters, for a short time.
Sitting by the Duddon River Estuary with Black Combe Fell on its doorstep, the former fishing village of Millom has a varied history with a rich industrial heritage, founded on iron-ore mining and steel making in the 19th Century. It was amongst the largest industrial sites of its type in the world. With the mining boom the market square was transformed into a showplace for Victorian architecture. The town hall, and other buildings still serve residents. There is also an inn dating from 1745. At the Tourist Information Centre is the Folk Museum with displays on 20th century Millom poet and resident, Norman Nicholson, who spent his life in the town. Next to the church are the ruins of the 14th century moated, Millom Castle.