THE BAY: The towns of Barrow-in-Furness and Heysham are the two towns at the extremities of Morecambe Bay. Only 14 miles apart (as the seagull flies) they are separated by almost 50 miles of road. Due to the Furness Line's viaducts across the Leven & Kent estuaries the rail journey is only 38 miles. Although regular train services link Barrow with Lancaster and Lancaster with Morecambe, only one train a day reaches Heysham. The line skirts Morecambe Bay for a good deal of its route but the majority of the journey is away from the coast.