Foxfield

Foxfield is a request stop.

 
 Foxfield station's island platform and signal box (2008)
Broughton-in-Furness. (Visit Cumbria)
 
 A boat on the tranquil Duddon Estuary

View Larger Map

This village lies on the edge of the Lake District National Park and close to the Duddon Estuary. It is also famous for its "Prince of Wales" pub with its micro brewery.

The railway station was rebuilt in 1879 to the design of the  famous Lancaster architects, Paley and Austin, who built many of the stations along the route of the Furness Railway. The old station building still stands and is now in private hands. This station is also unusual in having an island platform, in some ways similar to Sellafield and Ulverston. The other similarity with these stations is that there used to be a railway line heading off to another destination; in this case to Coniston.

The old Coniston branch of the Furness Railway reached Broughton-in-Furness in 1859 and remained open to passengers until 1958. Now, Broughton is served by Foxfield station which lies 3.2 km/2 miles south-west of the town. Broughton also lies on the edge of the Lake Dsitrict National Park and is famous for its fine food and baking.

Foxfield is close to the head of the Duddon Estuary and when travelling towards either Barrow or Carlisle, the train heads west along either side of the estuary.

From Foxfield station you can explore one of Cumbria's special places; Duddon Mosses National Nature Reserve. The tranquil Duddon Mosses are far from the crowds and with views to the Lakeland Fells and the sea. It is a place to stroll, enjoy the solitude and sea breezes.There are Red and Roe Deer in the woods, a boardwalk across some of the lower land and plants like Cottongrass, Sundew and Bog Asphodel. It is also a haven for birds, butterflies, dragonfly and lizards.

There are walks through the nature reserve, the longer one being about 6 km/4 miles and taking about 2 hours at a gentle pace. The shorter walk is about 4 km/2.5 miles and will take about 1 hour. For more information, Click here .

There is no car park at the station.

 
A2A Affordable Web Design - SMS Marketing - Affordable SEO & English Lakes
Designed By A2A Internet