During Lockdown 3 we worked with locals to achieve the following three goals:
- Support the Kirkby Lonsdale community during lockdown by recommending local walks to help keep busy and healthy.
- Place an emphasis on mindfulness when offering advice and activities to the community.
- Continue spotlighting local businesses and recognising outstanding contributions to the community
These promises are just as important to us now as they were in January 2021! We are here to support our community, provide for you and to collaborate with locals making a difference.
In January we did this by curating our Lockdown Walks Series – offering beautiful walks for locals to enjoy during Lockdown and encouraging everyone to reconnect with nature and stay mindful. You can find all of the hikes archived below:
The Highwayman Hikes with Aimee Sharples and Robin Ree
As the initial inspiration for our Lockdown Walks Series, The Highwayman pub created gorgeous walks every week for locals to enjoy during Lockdown. Landlady Aimee Sharples came up with the idea because she wanted to share her passion for walking with the community and help us all get through the Lockdown. We just had to get involved, so now you can use the full walking guides during your hikes, including Robin Ree’s stunning photography, before going to The Highwayman for a well earned meal!
Highwayman Hikes: Tunstall Circular (aka The Halloween Walk)
Highwayman Hikes: Leck Beck to Ease Gill Kirk
Highwayman Hikes: Longriggs Barn Circular
Highwayman Hikes: Barbon Circular
Highwayman Hike: Golf Club and Barbon Circular
Highwayman Hikes: Gragareth Summit Circular
Highwayman Hike: Leck Circular via Collinghome with Robin Ree
Highwayman Hikes: Leck Beck and Spring Wood Circular
Highwayman Hikes: Leck Circular
Highwayman Hikes: Cowdber Barn Circular
Highwayman Hikes: Nether Burrow and Leck Beck Circular
Lockdown Livestreams: A Highwayman Hike with Aimee Sharples
Tess Pike's Blue Badge Guide Walks
Tess Pike is a qualified local Blue Badge Guide who trained all five of our town guides to lead the Guided Vault Walks. During Lockdown, Tess created some wonderful Blue Badge Guide Walks, giving you a taste of the local countryside along with its history. The beautiful yet informative nature of these walks are perfect for locals and visitors who want to get out and about, and appreciate the beauty and history of Kirkby Lonsdale.
Tess Pike’s Blue Badge Guide Walks: Casterton Stone Circle and Brownthwaite Pike
Tess Pike’s Blue Badge Guide Walks: Kirkby Lonsdale to Biggins
Yoga Walks by the Lune with Claire Braithwaite
We also partnered with Yoga by the Lune to help bring back connection and kindness to ourselves, others and the environment with a collection of walks, yoga and mindfulness advice. Yoga instructor Claire Braithwaite has recommended some perfect spots to do yoga while walking or hiking and some desk (or bench!) yoga to loosen up those muscles from being at home all day.
Yoga Walks by the Lune: River Walk
Yoga Walks by the Lune: Desk Yoga