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Kirkby Lonsdale

Cumbria


Slow Ways linking Kirkby Lonsdale and Arnside, Carnforth, Garsdale, High Bentham, Ingleton, Kendal, Levens, Sedbergh

England / Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale’s eight Slow Ways are 53% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 5/8
verified: 2/8
and surveyed: 2/8

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Slow Way Route To do
Arnside—Kirkby Lonsdale
Arnkir one Enjoy me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 416m Descent 472m
Carnforth—Kirkby Lonsdale
Carkir one

Double check Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 236m Descent 188m
Carnforth—Kirkby Lonsdale
Carkir three

Double check Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 277m Descent 227m
Carnforth—Kirkby Lonsdale
Carkir five Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent - Descent -
Kendal—Kirkby Lonsdale
Kenkir one Pioneer me Distance 27km/17mi Ascent 619m Descent 602m
Kirkby Lonsdale—Garsdale
Kirgar one Pioneer me Distance 28km/17mi Ascent 826m Descent 666m
Kirkby Lonsdale—High Bentham
Kirhig one

Double check Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 220m Descent 259m
Kirkby Lonsdale—High Bentham
Kirhig two Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Kirkby Lonsdale—Ingleton
Kiring one Enjoy me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 264m Descent 195m
Kirkby Lonsdale—Sedbergh
Kirsed one Review me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 336m Descent 266m
Levens—Kirkby Lonsdale
Levkir one Pioneer me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 395m Descent 440m

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Collective progress

57% of Kirkby Lonsdale’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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8/11

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4/11

surveyed

2/11

verified

6 people have contributed to Kirkby Lonsdale’s Slow Ways

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4 people have surveyed a route in Kirkby Lonsdale

136km out of 211km have been walked and reviewed

204km of reviews have been shared in Kirkby Lonsdale

Latest Updates

This is a cracking route - we thoroughly enjoyed walking it!...

danravenellison

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Kirkby Lonsdale—High Bentham

Mary Oz added Kirhig two, a new walk from Kirkby Lonsdale to High Bentham

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It was raining a lot when I walked this, which may colour my opinion, but from High Bentham to Cowan Bridge there were an awful lot of fields full of long grass with no discernible footpath and I got very wet and tired. The route crosses the old bridge (alongside the current one) then follows Leck Beck before turning north again through fields....

Mary Oz

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Carnforth—Kirkby Lonsdale

Mary Oz added Carkir five, a new walk from Carnforth to Kirkby Lonsdale

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From Outfield Farm the route followed roads for miles, except for a short-cut through a field and over a level crossing....

Mary Oz

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I attempted to walk this route, but unfortunately it appears that the bridleway between Docker Farm and Outfield Farm has been eradicated. The farmer at Outfield Farm was fairly firm in saying I should follow the road, the gates were difficult to access, and the field was totally overgrown....

Mary Oz

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Initially the route is well signposted and trodden, climbing through fields. Ditto for Parr Bank, where you need to go on to the last farmyard to access the fields again (this is probably the obvious route in the opposite direction)....

Mary Oz

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Leaving Arnside the route has a level crossing, field paths (possibly muddy), a narrow bridge, gates and stiles, before arriving at the utterly beautiful section through Underlaid Wood, Fairy Steps (very narrow enclosed climb) and past Marble Quarry. This section makes up about 15% of the route, and is ancient temperate rainforest on top of limestone pavement. Here the route leaves the Limestone Link. Although the route skirts the lower parts of Farleton Fell, there are still excellent views towards the southern Lake District....

Mary Oz

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This route is lazily plotted, and in particular, near Cowan Bridge, it uses tracks that are not public rights of way, at least one of them being impassable with overgrown vegetation. I have uploaded an alternative which goes through Cowan Bridge, allowing a visit to the Tea Shop, and follows the river from the old bridge itself....

Mary Oz

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Loved walking this route. Far better than driving....

pilea

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NB - the route goes through several farms with working dogs (not always the friendliest) and through many fields with livestock where dogs should be kept under tight control - esp during lambing season....

Charlotte Ellis

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Carnforth—Kirkby Lonsdale

Lancaster Ramblers added Carkir three, a new walk from Carnforth to Kirkby Lonsdale

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The route initially follows the Lancaster canal towpath then cuts across country on roads, paths and bridleways to meet the Lune Valley Ramble on the river Lune near Whittingham and follows this to Kirkby Lonsdale. However, the section around Capernwray is not currently on Public Rights of Way and one section is signed Private. Carkir one should be replaced by another route, eg Carkir two....

Lancaster Ramblers

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Lancaster Ramblers took this photo on Carkir one

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Most of the route is along dry stone walls and fields with grazing cows and sheep....

danravenellison

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The route from Arnside begins by following the limestone link including Fairy Steps through an AONB, you will pass through woodlands and farmlands until you reach The old market town of Kirkby Lonsdale and its famous Devils Bridge. So lots of beautiful scenery throughout this walk but you do need to be steady on your feet....

JanMet

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Arnside—Kirkby Lonsdale

Slow Ways added Arnkir one, a new walk from Arnside to Kirkby Lonsdale

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Carnforth—Kirkby Lonsdale

Slow Ways added Carkir one, a new walk from Carnforth to Kirkby Lonsdale

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Kendal—Kirkby Lonsdale

Slow Ways added Kenkir one, a new walk from Kendal to Kirkby Lonsdale

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Kirkby Lonsdale—Garsdale

Slow Ways added Kirgar one, a new walk from Kirkby Lonsdale to Garsdale

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Kirkby Lonsdale—High Bentham

Slow Ways added Kirhig one, a new walk from Kirkby Lonsdale to High Bentham

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Kirkby Lonsdale—Ingleton

Slow Ways added Kiring one, a new walk from Kirkby Lonsdale to Ingleton

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Kirkby Lonsdale—Sedbergh

Slow Ways added Kirsed one, a new walk from Kirkby Lonsdale to Sedbergh

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Levens—Kirkby Lonsdale

Slow Ways added Levkir one, a new walk from Levens to Kirkby Lonsdale

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Kirkby Lonsdale’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD6116478619

Lat / Lon

54.20185° / -2.59684°

Easting / Northing

361,164E / 478,619N

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