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The Walk Day In Case of Emergency (ICE) phone number has changed. It is now 0777 888 4020. The new number will be printed on lanyards and route cards.

Dalton (CP8)

Broughton Road

  • Miles to go: 2.99

The ancient capital of Furness makes for the last – and much appreciated stop. The checkpoint is opposite the old fire station (now houses) in a grassy space on the edge of the town. There is limited car parking in this area.

  • Drinks – at Checkpoint
  • First Aid – at Checkpoint
  • Toilets – 200m past the Checkpoint at Tudor Square

Walkers who reach Dalton after 8:30pm will be stopped at this point, for their own protection, and to safeguard the volunteer marshals further down the route. This is non-negotiable. Transport will be provided to the finish.

Proceed through Dalton, turning right at Tudor Square, and then turning left at the White Horse Inn junction. Keep to the left-hand pavement as you walk down the hill, and continue on the left-hand pavement all the way to the Abbey House Hotel, until directed by police and/or marshals to cross Abbey Road. The last mile can be the toughest of them all. No stopping now though.

  • Drinks - Brown Cow
  • Toilets - Brown Cow
  • Drinks - Stone Trough, Abbey Road

INTERESTING FACT: One of Dalton's most famous sons was George Romney, who was a talented 18th century high-society portrait painter. He was also a keen scientist, and spent much time practising the art of alchemy (aiming to turn cheap base metals into valuable metals such as gold) with his friend Williamson, a Dalton watchmaker. However, this pursuit came to an abrupt halt when they accidentally blew up their furnace.