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Take a great stroll in Kirkby Lonsdale

22 May 2017

Everyone should visit the busy, bustling and very picturesque town of Kirkby Lonsdale. It sits on the spot where Lancashire, Yorkshire and Westmorland meet and has some lovely architecture and is surrounded by glorious scenery.

Located just 5 miles from this beautiful market town is the Plough Inn, Lupton. With our mouth watering food and large variety of local ales it is the perfect spot to allow you to explore this perfect landscape. After a long day walking come and unwind in our serene and relaxing rooms. Rest those aching legs in our spacious baths, pamper yourself using Aslotel toiletries and then get comfortable using the luxurious dressing gowns provided. Each room has a king-sized bed and the colour schemes and decor allow you to feel calm and comforted. The view over Farleton Knott from our Hutton suite is superb and our huge Torsin suite certainly has the WOW factor, sleeping up to 5 people and featuring a super king sized bed. Our rooms are both elegant and tranquil.  

Kirby Lonsdale is a great place to get out one with nature; it allows you to explore footpaths that are quieter than many in the surrounding area. You can walks for miles without seeing anyone. 

Lune Valley Walk

Distance- 5 ¼ Miles
Difficulty- Moderate

The Lune Valley is lovely and provided inspiration to artists such as Constable and Turner. Beginning at Devils Bridge, the name is associated with a legend of the Devil that appeared to an old woman asking for her soul. Also you may spot some scuba divers here as it gives access to deep rock pools. The river is wide and is peaceful and relaxing to walk beside. On the edge of the Dales the panorama is superb. However the jewel on the walk is the exquisite, completely unspoilt, village of Whittington complete with spectacular church, pub and quaint streets. The village is a splendid example of somewhere that is off the beaten track in an unspoilt but attractive rural area – almost going back in time.

Ruskin’s View

Distance- 1.5 Miles
Difficulty- Easy

This easy stroll is a wonderful way to see Kirkby Lonsdale and its many delights, the only climb being the '86' radical steps just before you reach Ruskin's view. Which he described as the loveliest view in England and Turner must have agreed with his viewpoint as he painted it. This short circular walk can be started from any part of the walk and if you want to break off to enjoy Kirkby Lonsdale's many shops, narrow lanes, pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, you can. The centre of Kirkby Lonsdale is a mix of elegant well preserved 18th-century buildings and stone cottages built around cobbled courtyards.

Ingleton Waterfalls

Distance- 4.5 Miles
Difficulty- Moderate

Just 5 miles outside Kirkby Lonsdale you will find some of the most spectacular waterfalls in England and it has been also described as one of the loveliest walks in England. You will follow the River Twiss up through dense woodland; soon you will get to five waterfalls dropping 30 metres over sandstone and slate into deep plunge pools. You then climb to Hollybush Spout, before coming to spectacular Thornton Force. Here you will find a viewing area where you can watch the river plunge 14 metres over a cliff of limestone. This incredible trail then heads back down towards the pretty village of Ingleton where you can end your walk with a well deserved pint. 

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