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 WayYou'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...

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: 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 LunePose: 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 with your left leg, toes...

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 milesDifficulty : EasyTime : 1 hourStarting point : The HighwaymanThis 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. Enjoy!1....

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...

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...

Christmas Window Competition in Kirkby Lonsdale

  Look out for the beautiful Christmas windows as you wander around town during Late Night Shopping (and the rest of the week!) and decide which local business YOU think has the best Christmas window display.  VOTING NOW OPEN - CLICK  HERE Year on year the Kirkby Lonsdale shops create beautiful windows for shoppers to gaze into as they do their Christmas shopping so this year we...

Late Night Shopping this December in Kirkby Lonsdale

Christmas is coming to Kirkby Lonsdale! Please join us this December for Late Night Shopping (socially distanced of course). Christmas is going to be quieter than normal this year, but we still need all the time we can to do our Christmas shopping. Local businesses are coming together to support the town by staying open until 7.30pm on the first three Fridays in December and the Tuesday before...

We’re Hiring

Marketing/Communications Intern  We’re hiring!  The Kirkby Lonsdale & Lune Valley Community Interest Company ( KL & LV CIC) is looking for an exceptional recent graduate to join their team as a Marketing Intern. The role is paid for a period of 6 months. This is a fantastic opportunity for a bright, articulate graduate to kickstart their marketing/communications career at the grass...
Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair Cancelled

 Cancellation of the Christmas FairChristmas is always a special time in Kirkby Lonsdale and we will be decorating the town as usual this year; in fact we plan to have all the lights and Christmas trees that make it so atmospheric. But we are sad to announce that this year's Christmas Fair will no longer be going ahead. Covid 19 restrictions mean it isn't possible to run the chalet village or...