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Best trails in Kirkby Lonsdale

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Explore the most popular trails near Kirkby Lonsdale with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Top trails (3)
#1 - Kirkby Lonsdale to Arnside via The Limestone Link
Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, England
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Length: 12.8 mi • Est. 6 h 18 m
The Cumbria version of the 'Limestone Link' starts from Devil's Bridge at Kirkby Lonsdale and crosses the rocky fells of Hutton Roof, Holme Park Fell and Whinfell to finish at the coast at Arnside pier 13 miles later. The fissured carboniferous limestone is responsible for the distinctive appearance of the landscape with its rare flowers and habitats. The 'limestone pavement' was quarried for rockery stone but now it has been banned. The Limestone Link passes through the delightful villages of High Biggins, Hutton Roof, Hale, Slack Head, Hazelslack and Black Dyke.Show more
#2 - Thirlmere Way: Kirkby Lonsdale to Kendal
Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, England
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Length: 14.5 mi • Est. 7 h 2 m
This section takes you from the fringe of the Yorkshire Dales in Kirkby Lonsdale to the edge of the Lake District at Kendal. The route takes you across fields walking parallel with the A65 the sound of its traffic held down by the low ceiling of cloud. Then onto the bank of the Lancaster to Kendal canal to follow it until its current end and then its dried up track under isolated bridges stranded in the middle of fields. Over the low glaciated drumlin hills, across the West Coast main line and down onto the bank of the River Kent and a pleasant riverine stroll right into the centre of Kendal. The aqueduct itself runs a couple of miles to the east of this section of the walk through largely trackless farmland that would make a sensible route difficult.  You can cross is once near Lupton Mill after you see two of the black metal access gates in the roadside hedge. Thirlmere Way is a through trail. Check out the other downloadable trails here: more
#3 - The Highwayman Nether Burrow and Tunstall Trail
Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, England
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
A circular pub walk from The Highwayman in Nether Burrow, near Kirkby Lonsdale in Lancashire. The Highwayman retains much of its original charm with flagged stone floors and open fires, an ideal place for post-walk refreshments. The route is a remarkably scenic walk through the surrounding countryside, with outstanding views of Ingleborough, one of the Three Peaks of Yorkshire. The walk is relatively easy-going, with only gentle gradients. The initial stretch follows the edge of the main road without a pavement; this is within a speed restriction zone but caution is needed so take good care of traffic for this section. The remainder of the route follows a mixture of field paths, grass tracks, stone tracks and quiet lanes. Some parts of the route are prone to mud after prolonged spells of wet weather especially near Cowclose Plantation and on the footpath beyond Longriggs Barn. The walk crosses several grass pastures which you will be sharing with both sheep and cattle. You will need to negotiate several gates, footbridges, kissing gates plus one stile. Allow 2.5 hours. Show more