1 FURNESS Model Railway Club is on track for Saturday and Sunday (October 13/14) and features more than 12 working model railway layouts, including the club’s own layout Coppell. Held at Barrow Sixth Form College, other layouts will include Llwyngrug N Gauge, Euxton Junction OO Gauge, Canalside Ironworks and Sandon Yard. Plus, displays include preservation stands, model engineering, model ships and aircraft. The traders will include Crafty Hobbies of Barrow, Pooleys Puffers and D&E Video.Open 10am-5pm. There will be a free bus picking up from Barrow Town Hall and Barrow railway station running approximately every 30 minutes.

2 THE Dock Museum at Barrow is well worth a visit with the Bridge Coffee Shop, Viking Gallery and plenty of social and shipbuilding history. A striking modern building on a scenic channel side site, on show at the moment is Morecambe Bay’s Hidden Heritage where all can delve into the Bay’s maritime, industrial and archaeological past and discover mysterious ruins, ancient archaeology, historical puzzles and tantalising tales. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am-4pm.

3 FOULNEY Island is perhaps best known for its breeding terns which travel vast distances to nest on the island’s shingle banks. Managed by Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Arctic, common and little tern all breed there. In autumn and winter, curlew, dunlin, knot and oystercatcher may be seen in their thousands. From eitherBarrow or Ulverston take the A5087 coastal road to Rampside, and to Roa Island. Stop about a quarter way across the Roa Island causeway and park in the small car park on the left hand side. From there a path goes alongside the stone causeway on to Foulney Island; vehicle access is prohibited on Foulney.

4 FEW places capture the countryside’s seasonal change better than the Lakes. Cyclists can choose many well-ridden routes. A lush triangle of fells awaits those who set out on the back roads from Kendal. From there they can venture 16 miles west to Windermere. The ride, which takes around two and a half hours, passes by the villages of Brigsteer, Winster and Crosthwaite before the water’s edge is reached.

5 LIGHT effects achieved in the atmospheric landscapes of the Lake District are the main focus on the latest exhibition at Brantwood. Donald Wilkinson’s Northern Light will be on display in the stunning Coniston cultural attraction’s Severn Studio until October 29, open daily.