Leave the main entrance to the station and head to the War Memorial.
Cross the road to walk down the short length of Cambridge Street.
Turn left up Holborn Hill (the only climb on the walk!) and take
the first turn right along Festival Road. Bear left of the large
grassed area to the footpath sign to Church Fields. This old church
path (surfaced) passes initially behind houses and then crosses
meadows with open views to ?the Old Church? dating back to 1160.
The romantic will appreciate the five ancient iron kissing gates
along this section of the track, while if your interests are more
historic you will appreciate the church, castle and old school
that you pass to reach the main road, A5093. Turn right, walk
about 200 yards along the pavement and cross the road to the footpath
signed ?Underhill?. This next section is the only part of the
whole route where the summer grass could be long and possibly
wet! To navigate this section you will enjoy looking for more
kissing gates, ancient narrow stone stiles and helpful yellow
paint and arrows. The general trend of the way keeps to hedges
on your left until a wooden stile is reached where there are two
yellow arrows. Ignore the left hand arrow and take a diagonal
line across the field to continue following arrows and stiles
soon reaching and crossing a lane (between Hall Bank to the left
and Marsh Side to the right). From here the path heads for the
scattered houses of The Hill with continuing views of the Coniston
Hills beyond. Still keeping hedges on your left, go through four
fields swinging left at the end of the third and right in the
fourth keeping level along the hedge, below the hill on a grassy
terrace. This brings you to a gate onto a lane. Go left through
a small wooden gate to follow the mown path through a garden.
Take the steps up to the minor road. Turn right and after approximately
400 yards turn left into a long, straight green lane which reaches
the minor road to Green Road Station at the old pumping house.
Turn right and you will soon reach the station which could be
the end of your walk, but the return walk to Millom provides easy
walking with fine views of Black Coombe and the Duddon Estuary
and a great variety of flowers and birds. Continue from the station
towards the estuary and after about 100 yards turn right along
another lane. Follow this for a mile (crossing the railway after
half a mile) until a little road from The Hill comes in from the
right. Cross the railway on this bridlepath and continue until
you reach the embankment and the final section of the route. Turn
right along this lovely green raised path, bordering the Duddon
Estuary with its rich variety of salt-marsh plants and birds.
Ahead of you St George?s Church spire acts as a beacon to lead
you back to Millom.