Flower Making Workshops for the Jubilee Flower Project

Jubilee Flower Project We want to decorate the Monument and TSB building with purple, white and yellow flowers for the Jubilee weekend and we need your help to do it! The flower-growing workshops are completely free and will include decorating plant pots, planting seeds and learning about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.We will be arranging and assembling the flowers on Wednesday 1st June in...
Volunteer with us jubilee

Volunteer at the Platinum Jubilee

We need volunteers to help make the Platinum Jubilee community event happen! The Dancing Through The Decades Platinum Jubilee event is a super community-focused event taking place this Summer: Thursday 2nd - Sunday 5th June. We need volunteers before, during and after the event to make sure everyone has the best experience possible and to keep our town safe. Find out more about the Jubilee...

Fell Pilgrims with The Family Project

Family Friendly Fell Pilgrim Walk  Join The Family Project for a family friendly Fell Pilgrim walk on the last Sunday of every month this May - September at 9am -11am with tea and biscuits at Bartholomew's Church afterwards. Fell Pilgrims' aim is to explore the sacred places of the fells through pilgrimage and discover the wildness of God in the natural environment.  Meet at 9am at...
Storytime Book Lounge Family Project

Storytime at The Book Lounge

Weekly Storytime with The Family ProjectEvery Wednesday The Family Project invites preschoolers and parents to Storytime at The Book Lounge 11-11.30am. Together we will hear about different characters from the Bible as we explore tales of adventure and mystery. Story time is completely free - look forward to seeing you there!Starting Wednesday 4th May. ContactContact Lol at The Family Project...
Dancing Through The Decades Jubilee

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Kirkby Lonsdale

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is taking place this Summer, Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5thJune, and Kirkby Lonsdale will be Dancing Through The Decades in celebration of Her Majesty’s 70 year-long reign. Join in with music and dance to unite our community, jiving and boogieing with everyone in Kirkby Lonsdale!Find out how you can get involved and view the full programme below.Platinum Jubilee...
Platinum Jubilee Programme

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Programme

All of the following events are free for the community. Please be aware the programme is still being finalised. Thursday Jubilee Market DayThursday 2nd June, 9am - 4pm, Market SquareOn Thursday 2nd come along to the weekly charter market, admire the floral arches, grab a selfie with a giant walkabout blooms and see which decade each trader is ‘grooving down to’. Follow the market on social...
Dancing Through The Decades Jubilee Programme

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Dance Programme

Dancing Through The DecadesKirkby Lonsdale CIC are pleased to announce they have received £5,000 from Cumbria Community Foundation and Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund to put on Dancing Through The Decades - an exciting a weekend of dance themed events so that the community can celebrate the Platinum Jubilee together! Dance with us at the Market Square “Street Party”,...
Jubilee Flower Project

Platinum Jubilee Flower Project

Will you help us grow and make as many jubilee flowers as possible?  We want to decorate the Monument and TSB building with purple, white and yellow flowers for the Jubilee weekend (2nd - 5th June) and we need your help to do it! We need as many members of the community as possible to grow and make purple, white and yellow flowers. In the week leading up to the Jubilee (w/c 30th May) we will...
Ukraine Heart

How Can You Help Ukraine?

You can help Ukraine by donating essential supplies locally and donating money locally, nationally and internationally. See the information poster below for local and online resources.Donating MoneyDonating money is the most effective way to help Ukraine, as donating supplies can delay more life-saving support in supply chains.Donating SuppliesCharities are no longer asking for clothes, they need...
Kirkby Lonsdale fell walks

16 walking guides to discover beautiful hikes around Kirkby Lonsdale

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...

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...

The Vault Story Trail: Unlock Kirkby Lonsdale’s Hidden Stories

Our seven stories of the vault are now out and about on benches around town. Start at the bench in Jubilee Field at Devils Bridge. Follow the pedestrian pathway into town and you will find another, this time a sad story  outside The Royal Hotel. If you would like to find more walk across the road to the bench outside Information and Gift Shop. You have now found three of our seven stories....

Guided Vault Walks: Discover Our Rich Cultural History

We know our own town better than anyone so let us show you around on one of our Guided Vault Walks! Book onto a Guided Vault Walk to delve into the mysteries of Kirkby Lonsdale and venture through the cobbled streets and secret ginnels with one of our local, trained guides. The Guided Vault walks take place on the first and third Friday and Saturday of each month at 11.30 am. Walks last...
Devils Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale Family Trail

Do you struggle to get your family out walking?  Local resident Rachel Wilkinson designed this downloadable Family Trail to keep her seven year old twin girls occupied on their lockdown walks. The trail and fun quiz of Kirkby Lonsdale takes less than an hour and is an easy walk. The answers are on the second page so be aware when printing it off that there might be spoilers! Let us...
Man cycling Morecambe Bay

Cycling

Kirkby Lonsdale is an ideal location to base yourself for bike rides in the Lakes and Dales. You can start with some circular bike rides around Sedbergh, Dentdale and the Lune Valley. Barbon Beck provides a watery ride along the riverside. Or try biking to Milnthorpe and through the deer park and along the coast road to Arnside. If you still have energy you can then push on to Silverdale. ...
Fairfield Horseshoe, Ambleside. Image by Cumbria Tourism

Walks

There are many short walks you can access from the town. You can visit the Tourist Information & Gift Shop for maps and books containing short and long walks and you will find 16 walking guides to discover beautiful hikes around Kirkby Lonsdale on our website.A short loop taking in the famous Ruskin's view, the radical steps, the river and Devil's Bridge will take about an hour or less. At...
St Mary's Church

St Mary’s Church

Also known as Kirkby Lonsdale Parish Church, the Church of St Mary the Virgin is a must see when you are visiting the town. The church is Norman, probably built between 1093 and 1130 with a range of architectural styles.  The north aisle has three impressive Norman columns, similar to Durham Cathedral, with a diamond pattern on the stone. The tower houses six bells, the oldest dating from...
Kirkby Lonsdale Town Guided Walks

Market Square

The Market Square, with its distinctive monument, is perhaps the heart of Kirkby Lonsdale.  Every Thursday you will find the Charter Market, selling fresh produce and goods since 1227. The Square is lined with little shops, cafes and the beautiful Royal Hotel. At Christmas you will find a magnificent Christmas Tree and the chalet market. Other times you might stumble across a brass band...
Charter Market

Kirkby Lonsdale Charter Market

Our Charter Market runs every Thursday in the Market Square and has done for centuries.We also have a farmers’ market in Lunesdale Hall running 10am-12pm the same day.You can buy lots of local produce including fruit and veg, plants, jewellery, handicrafts and a selection of hot food to keep you going until dinner time.
Christmas Fair

Festivals and Events

We have an exciting line up of festivals and events this year, Covid 19 restrictions permitting.  These include a Spoken Word and Poetry Festival on 26th and 27th September, and our Christmas Fair and Market weekend on 4th– 6th December. We’ll bring you more news as we have it.