7 great walks near Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale by Alan Smith

Kirkby Lonsdale by Alan Smith - Credit: Archant

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

Devils Bridge,Kirkby Lonsdale - Credit: 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-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


Barbondale

Barbondale - Credit: Archant

Barbon
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

Melling - Credit: Keith Carter

Melling
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


The Turbary Road

The Turbary Road - Credit: Terry Fletcher

Kingsdale
3 miles
Kingsdale is far more familiar to cavers than hikers this walk in surrounding fells takes you by famous local landmarks such as Rowten Pot and Yordas Cave.
Click here to view the details of the Kingsdale walk


Howgill Fells from the Ocky

Howgill Fells from the Ocky - Credit: Archant

Dentdale
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

Levens Park - Credit: 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.
We recommend you consult an up to date OS map to plan your route ahead.