Phoenix Rising art taster workshop programme Kirkby Lonsdale

Recharge with Phoenix Rising Free Art Taster Workshops in Kirkby Lonsdale

This spring, as the town begins to reawaken, Kirkby Lonsdale CIC in collaboration with Green Close is launching the Phoenix Rising community workshops: a number of free arts-based activities for you to recharge and learn something new. Green Close is a not-for-profit arts organisation based in the village of Melling.  Phoenix Rising is new visual art and wellbeing programme of workshops...
Thank you banner across Main Street in Kirkby Lonsdale

Seven Ways to Rise out of Lockdown with Kirkby Lonsdale

March saw spring arrive at Kirkby Lonsdale in full swing, as the shops redressed their windows in vibrant colours and the beautiful extravaganza of flowers bloomed in St Mary’s churchyard as well as Jubilee field, as showcased in the Virtual Spring Window Walk on Facebook. We have also seen a further loosening of Lockdown restrictions, allowing everyone to take a deep breath of fresh air and...
Easter Bunny Hunt in Burrow with The Highwayman

Join the Easter Bunny Hunt in Burrow with The Highwayman

Help! A number of mischievous Easter Bunnies have escaped around the village and we need your help to find them all ! Follow the bunnies as they will guide you around our Easter Trail (we also have a handy map for you too) and count how many bunnies you can find so Farmer Jim knows how many he needs to catch! Make sure you note them down on here and hand this at the pub by Monday 12th April to...

Hunt for the Easter Jigsaw around Kirkby Lonsdale and Win a Prize

Hunt for the matching pieces of an Easter jigsaw puzzle this Easter Weekend! Hundreds of jigsaw pieces are hidden around town for locals to seek out all six parts of an Easter scene between Friday 2nd April - Monday 5th April to be in for winning an Easter prize!  Each piece of the Easter Jigsaw Puzzle is hidden in a different part of town. Use these clues to figure out where: 1....
Daffodils in St Mary's churchyard Kirkby Lonsdale by Robin Ree

Decorate the Colourful Easter Tree in St Mary’s Churchyard

Join together with the Kirkby Lonsdale community to create a colourful Easter Tree in St Mary's Churchyard.You will find materials in the church porch to take home and write something hopeful. Then you can add your hopes and dreams to the Easter Tree by Sunday 4th April to create a beautiful display of community and light. To find out more, visit the Family Project Facebook page and the Kirkby...
flowers in St Mary's churchyard Kirkby Lonsdale

Follow the Easter Trail in St Mary’s Churchyard

Follow the Easter Trail around St. Mary's Churchyard this Easter from Sunday 28th March.Discover each egg, and the story of Easter, before enjoying a picnic amongst the beautiful spring flowers during Holy Week this Easter. Find all the information you need below: Use this map to follow the Easter Trail and find each egg! There are many places to enjoy your picnic in the churchyard: For more...

Mooch Around Kirkby Lonsdale’s Independent High Street Online with Grace Metcalfe’s Beautiful Illustrations

Mooch around Kirkby Lonsdale from the comfort of your own home with Grace Metcalfe's beautiful illustrations. Admire the beautiful buildings and quirky independent shops Kirkby Lonsdale has to offer and soak up the character of each independent business as you shop online. Even better yet, if your local or when government regulations allowed, mooch around Kirkby Lonsdale in real life and match up...

How Kirkby Lonsdale’s Unsung Heroes Shine Behind the Scenes

Over the last few weeks we have been going behind the scenes in Kirkby Lonsdale to see for ourselves how individuals and businesses in our community are making a real difference. Follow us as we delve into the inner layers of our fantastic community and show the driving forces behind Lockdown 3… Borders Greengrocers and the Milk Round The owners of Borders Greengrocers are up early (or late!)...

Highwayman Hikes: Leck Beck to Ease Gill Kirk

One of the best things about creating these walking guides for you all is discovering what amazing walks we have on our doorstep. Being located where we are, it is so easy (when we are not in lockdown) to jump in the car and go exploring in The Lakes or The Dales. Having this opportunity to really discover where we live is wonderful. So this week’s walk gave me an opportunity to walk up to Ease...

Highwayman Hikes: Longriggs Barn Circular

This is the original Highwayman Hikes route, the very first one we did for a pub walk back in 2018. It is an easy 5 mile and the lambs have already started to arrive so when you spot them it really starts to feel like Spring! If you have done our Tunstall circular then you will know the beginning and end of this walk well. This route is made up through public footpaths but they are through...

Yoga Walks by the Lune: Mindful Meditation

Whilst kindness can be often thought of as giving to others we can forget to give this to ourselves. You deserve your own love and affection as much as anyone does. Ahimsa, 1st of the Yamas (part of the 8 limbs of yoga) teaches us non violence - to ourselves, others and the environment, in the way that we speak and act.

The Yama practices can be said to be cleaning techniques for our mind,...

Highwayman Hikes: Barbon Circular

Another great walk from Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club through our beautiful countryside that Robin introduced me too. This route is all on roads and tracks so idea for if the weather hasn’t been great. I can’t wait to come back and do this route in the summer has there was some perfect picnic spots along Barbon Beck. The scenery is wonderful, it is easy on the legs and you can stop by The...

Places to Kiss in Kirkby Lonsdale: a Valentine’s Day walk

Stroll through Kirkby Lonsdale with us this weekend as we discover the most romantic places to kiss your loved one on Valentine's Day or to simply admire our beloved town and countryside... Discover a Secret Passage Way You'll find this romantic secret passage way amongst the twists and turns in the beautiful town of Kirkby Lonsdale. Wander down Main Street towards the A65, admiring the wonderful...

Lockdown Livestreams: A Highwayman Hike with Aimee Sharples

On Tuesday 23rd February we will be joining Aimee Sharples over Facebook Live on one of her famed Highwayman Hikes, taking in the beautiful countryside and learning about how it all began. Join us on a hike this Monday from the comfort of your own home! We will be talking to Aimee Sharples, landlady of The Highwayman pub and creator of the Highwayman Hikes which our part of our Lockdown...

Piries Soul Food Sessions: Free Yoga

Mindful Yoga Enjoy this free taster of Mindful Yoga with Zoe to reconnect with yourself and look after your wellbeing. This is especially important for all of us during Lockdown, when subconscious stress is at an all time high Mindful Yoga teaches us how to move safely and enjoyably, usually in time with our breath. Movements and postures are taught with a range of levels so you can always find...

Highwayman Hike: Golf Club and Barbon Circular

For the days when we have great Northern weather this is the perfect walk. Mainly on tracks and roads surrounded by stunning scenery and there is minimal boggy ground navigation needed. Robin guided the walk from Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club which to me was completely new territory and what a beautiful place to start! The Golf Club has picturesque views surrounding it, you can park here even as a...

Highwayman Hikes: Gragareth Summit Circular

With all the weather we have been having recently I have chosen a short walk to the Trig Point at Gragareth and back down past the Three Men of Gragareth. Most of you will know this one but it is a fantastic short walk with some of the best views the area has to offer with little effort. On a clear day you will be able to see Ingleborough, Morecambe Bay, the Howgill Fells and The Lake District....

Tess Pike’s Blue Badge Guide Walks: Casterton Stone Circle and Brownthwaite Pike

You don't need to wait for snow to arrive to go in search of the stone circle marked on the plaque at Ruskin's view, but a dusting of snow or a setting sun will help you to spot the circular platform and the stones peeping out of the ground.  The circle dates back to the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age, so was built sometime between 2,000 and 600BC, when the climate was warmer and people...

How to be mindful during Lockdown: Kirkby Lonsdale’s Lockdown Walks Series

Now well into 2021, this February we would like to reiterate our New Year’s Resolutions: 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...

Highwayman Hike: Leck Circular via Collinghome with Robin Ree

A lovely low-level ramble through farmland, lanes and down the side of Leck Beck. A good stretch to the legs but an easy route. A few surprising twists and turns along this walk which makes it a great circular from the pub. Please remember these walks go through working farms, keep to the paths and shut the gates after you. With Robin Ree's photography throughout. Distance: 5.5 miles...