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...

Highwayman Hikes: Leck Beck and Spring Wood Circular

Length:  3.5 miles Difficulty: Easy Time: 1 hr 15 mins Starting point:  Cowan Bridge ( Car Park behind the Tea Rooms) - Small Fee Becca and Elliott from Team Highwayman have created a short walk for you this week, it can be adapted in lots of different way which we will cover over the next few months. If you fancy starting from the pub use one of our walks we have done so far to work...

Yoga Walks by the Lune: Desk Yoga

Been sitting at your desk for too long? This short session focuses on yoga for the neck, shoulders and upper back, with a little hip wiggle in there too. Aiming to remove some of the discomfort that arises from spending too much time in one position, in this case sitting over a desk, and to combat stress. Giving you an opportunity to check in and bring calm as well as focus. This can be done at...

Highwayman Hikes: Leck Circular

A walk full of paths, a trail along Leck Beck and a walk around the beautiful village of Leck. This walk is great because it is really adaptable in length. I did the full 8 miles but you can shorten the route and start at Cowan Bridge or St Peters in Leck. There is a slight incline but well worth it for the beautiful views half way up Leck Fell. On a clear day you can see for miles including a...

Highwayman Hikes: Cowdber Barn Circular

This is a nice gentle walk from The Highwayman up to Cowan Bridge along tracks and farm land. No steep inclines however I would recommend wearing a good pair of wellies or waterproof boots as there is a small stream to cross and the walk can be quite boggy at times. The second pathway does need some clearing so wear jeans or thick trousers to avoid some unnecessary scratches from the thorns (I...

Tess Pike’s Blue Badge Guide Walks: Kirkby Lonsdale to Biggins

Length: 1 3/4 miles (2.75km) Difficulty: Easy Time: approx 1 hour 30 mins Starting Point: The Information & Gift Shop A short countryside walk with fine views across to Ingleborough along footpaths, through fields, woodland and short stretches of road. Turn left out of the Information Centre, then immediately right up the hill.  Pass the Royal Barn on the left, the Post...

Yoga Walks by the Lune: River Walk

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. Place: By the River Lune Pose: Warrior II or “Virabhadrasana II”  Purpose: Stand in your own strength, bring more wisdom, courage, and unwavering focus into every action.  Practice: Take a wide step back...

Highwayman Hikes: Nether Burrow and Leck Beck Circular

Length: approx 4.5 miles Difficulty: Easy Time: 2 hours Starting Point: The Highwayman Photo credit: Robin Ree Leave the car park and cross the road taking a right and walk through the village past the cottages and Mill Farm ( this is where the cows live who produce the milk for everyone’s favourite ice cream from The Milking Parlour) up to Burrow Bridge. Cross over the road once...

Highwayman Hikes: Tunstall Circular (aka The Halloween Walk)

Length : Just under 2 miles Difficulty : Easy Time : 1 hour Starting point : The Highwayman This is a really easy and lovely circular walk from The Highwayman to St Johns Church in Tunstall. Mainly fields and paths, the route is clear and easy to follow. This route is made up through public footpaths but they are through working farms so please be careful and close the gates after you....

Kirkby Lonsdale Community Spirit 2020-2021

As we enter the new year, Kirkby Lonsdale CIC are reflecting on the overwhelming community spirit which was shown during December by everyone in town as we united to celebrate Christmas.Businesses came together as they opened each week for Late Night Shopping, the town guides met at the Christmas Tree to begin their Lantern Walks, Queen Elizabeth School sold Christmas decorations to raise money...

Late Night Shopping and Christmas Window Competition on 18th December

The week before Christmas, during Late Night Shopping on Friday 18th December, Kirkby Lonsdale came together to celebrate the festive season and get ready for Christmas day. Once again, QES students Jack Elliott and Hannah Wickes filled the Christmas-lit streets with Christmas carols and The Royal Hotel was decorated with a special greeting from Kirkby Lonsdale to all the Late Night Shoppers....

Visit The Milking Parlour and see their award-winning Christmas window

Tis the season to support local – The Milking Parlour's inspirational window wins the Christmas Window Competition On Friday 18th December during Late Night Shopping The Milking Parlour, was crowned winner of the Christmas Window Competition. The cash prize of £125 was awarded to the shop by Allan Muirhead, the founder of Kirkby Lonsdale CIC, who surprised the unknowing winners over...

Late Night Shopping and Christmas Window Walk in Kirkby Lonsdale on 11th December

Last Friday, on the 11th December the streets of Kirkby Lonsdale were filled, in a socially distanced fashion, with happy shoppers and dancing children during the second week of Late Night Shopping. Hanna Wicks, a local student at QES and talented musician, played Christmas carols on the saxophone which floated down the Christmas-lit Kirkby streets and Lantern Walkers rejoiced as they discovered...

Virtual Award Show for Christmas Window Competition in Kirkby Lonsdale

The winner of the Christmas Window Competition will be announced this Friday at 6pm on Facebook Live. Join us to see which windows impressed the most and watch as the winner receives a £125 cash prize! YOU decide who wins by submitting you vote online here. You can also VOTE by filling out the voting forms at NatWest Bank or the Tourist Information Centre. Voting ends on Wednesday 16th...

Virtual Christmas Window Walk in Kirkby Lonsdale on 11th December

This Friday during Late Night Shopping we will be broadcasting a Virtual Christmas Window Walk for you to watch at home and join in on the Christmas Festivities. Many Kirkby Lonsdale businesses are taking part in the Christmas Window Competition and we want everyone at home to see the magical streets lit up by their hard work. Even though many of you have to stay at home each week...

Late Night Shopping in Kirkby Lonsdale on 4th December

The first evening of Late Night Shopping on Friday 4th December was magical and full of Christmas spirit. The Christmas-lit streets of Kirkby Lonsdale were filled with sparkling trees and festive Christmas Windows, while the angelic sound of live carol musicians jingled its way through the frosty air between 5 and 7.30pm. Most of all, the impressive Christmas tree in the market square twinkled...

Lantern Walks before Late Night Shopping in Kirkby Lonsdale

This December we are inviting you to join us on a wintry Lantern Walk. Before you start your Late Night Shopping, you will be immersed in the stories and personalities of Kirkby Lonsdale: Meet your guide at the Christmas tree in Market Square where you will be greeted with a warming glass of mulled wine and a cosy mince pie. From there you will begin a lantern-lit journey through the...