Askam-in-Furness developed during the 19th century as iron ore began to be mined in the area. From this, the village grew into what you see today.
On the coast is a beautiful stretch of sandy beach. The Duddon estuary at low tide reveals miles of sandy shoreline and is a great place to walk your pooch. There is a free car park with plenty of bins near the football fields of Askam FC, and from there you can head either north or south.
North leads to Dunnerholme Rock, but be aware that this route takes you through a farmer's field, were dogs are asked to be on a lead. South is more dog friendly, leading to Askam Pier. This pier was formed from the slag from the old iron works and as such is very uneven and rocky, so watch your step here.
Go under or over the pier and you can walk all the way down the coast to the Sandscale Haws Nature Reserve.
Keep an eye on the tide forecast as the sea can get up close to the cliffs.
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