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7 great walks near Kirkby Lonsdale

PUBLISHED: 00:00 06 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:34 31 July 2018

Kirkby Lonsdale by Alan Smith

Kirkby Lonsdale by Alan Smith


Kirkby Lonsdale sits on the spot where Lancashire, Yorkshire and Westmorland meet, making it a great base to explore the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. All these walks start of within a ten mile radius of Kirkby Lonsdale, making them a perfect day trip for anyone staying close to the historic market town.

Devils Bridge,Kirkby Lonsdale by Rob McewenDevils Bridge,Kirkby Lonsdale by Rob Mcewen

Devil’s Bridge

0 miles from Kirkby Lonsdale

This walk is effectively a loop around the historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, passing by the famous Devil’s Bridge. You can also pay a quick visit to nearby Ruskin’s View.

Click here to see the directions of the Kirkby Lonsdale walk


Hutton Roof sceneryHutton Roof scenery

Hutton Roof

4 miles from Kirkby Lonsdale

Enjoys the sights from the hills that are located outside this hidden-away village inbetween the M6 and the River Lune. You can also pay a quick visit to nearby Hutton Roof Nature Reserve or Farleton Knott.

Click here to see the directions of the Hutton Roof walk




4 miles from Kirkby Lonsdale

Barbon is a relatively new addition to the Yorkshire Dales after the boundary extension in 2016, this walk perfectly illustrates why this stretch of countryside is now a part of the national park.

Click here to see the directions of the Barbon walk


Melling by Keith CarterMelling by Keith Carter


6 miles from Kirkby Lonsdale

Explore the Lune Valley from the small village of Melling, if you have some spare time before or after, take a trip to Hornby which is just two miles south of the walk.

Click here to see the directions of the Melling walk


River Wenning Weir by Keith CarterRiver Wenning Weir by Keith Carter

High Bentham and Low Bentham

8 miles from Kirkby Lonsdale

The Benthams are on the northern edge of the Forest of Bowland, this walk takes you along the River Wenning and back between Low and High Bentham and includes pleasing views, easy terrain and the opportunity of a drink at the half way point.

Click here to see the directions of the Bentham walk


Howgill Fells from the OckyHowgill Fells from the Ocky


10 miles from Kirkby Lonsdale

The area around Dentdale is very much a crossroads of regions, it is perfectly illustrated by the fact that this village lies within Cumbria, but is also part of the Yorkshire Dales.

Click here to see the directions of the Dentdale walk


Levens Park by Rob McewenLevens Park by Rob Mcewen

Levens Hall

10 miles from Kirkby Lonsdale

Levens is another area that was incorporated into a national park during the 2016 boundary change, in this instance, the Lake District National Park. This walk explores the beautiful grounds of the Elizabethan Levens Hall.

Click here to see the directions of the Levens Hall walk


All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

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