Where is Barrow

Hoops Basketball Centre is situated on the edge of Barrow in Furness, a town of around 70,000 people on the North West coast of the UK.  We are 5 minutes away from the beaches of Walney Island and only 30 minutes drive from the Southern tip of the Lake District National Park, one of the most picturesque places in the UK and the destination for over 11 million tourists every year.  We often find that parents of our residential campers take the opportunity for a few days relaxing in the Lakes, whilst the youngsters play ball.   A little over a 1 and a half hour drive North will take you across Hadrians Wall and into Bonny Scotland. 

Walney Island

Walney Island

The Lakes

Lake District National Park.


By train - the closest  station is Barrow-In-Furness - (If using the trainline.com - type BIF into the destination station menu).

By road - Leave the M6 motorway at junction 36.  Follow the A590 towards Barrow in Furness.  After approximately 30 miles you reach a roundabout with Furness General Hospital signposted left (1st exit).  Take that exit and at the next roundabout turn right (2nd exit).  Follow the road past the hospital on your right, until you reach the first set of traffic lights (Strawberry Hotel to your left, Shell petrol station to your right).  Turn right and then 3rd left into Thorncliffe Road.  Travel 1/2 mile along Thorncliffe Road until you reach some new build houses.  Hoops is located behind the houses to your right.  For drivers using Sat Nav - our post code is LA14 5QA.

Our closest International airports are Manchester, Liverpool John Lennon, Blackpool and Leeds Bradford which are all around a two hour drive from Barrow.

Eurocamp 2024
Dundee: 21 to 26 July

Barrow 28 July to 2 August

Portsmouth 4 to 9 August 2024