Kirkby Lonsdale Posts

The lovely Lunesdale Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale

Lunesdale Hall is Back in Business

Lunesdale Hall has had a makeover. With a new roof, smart sound system and lighting, the town's historic and beloved hall is open for bookings. Kirstie Pelling checked out its role in the town past and present.... While many venues and buildings have come and gone in Kirkby Lonsdale over the decades, the town's community centre has remained at the heart of the action. And it's seen more action...

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 and for an initial period of 6 months but may be extended. This is a fantastic opportunity for a bright, articulate graduate to kickstart their...
Lunesdale Hall

Lunesdale Hall Reopens for Hire

All areas of Lunesdale Hall are now open for hire. We have worked hard to make sure social distancing measures are in place and that the hall is safe to use for everyone. Hirers wiil receive special COVID_19 Conditions of Hire. We have space to accommodate your booking for a group activity or private function this year or next. Please contact lunesdalehallbookings@gmail.com to chat...

Take a Guided Walk of Kirkby Lonsdale

Do you love a guided walk? Let one of five specially trained guides lead you through the streets and stories of Kirkby Lonsdale. They will explain some of the history while you enjoy the atmosphere of the town and see the most famous landmarks. Walks happen on the first and third Friday and Saturday of each month.Catch the next one on 22nd August at 11.30am.Booking is essential. Tours cost £5...
Royal Barn Kirkby Lonsdale

Where to Eat in Kirkby Lonsdale in August

Coming out of lockdown provided the UK's cafes, bars and restaurants with a challenge. How to maintain new rules of social distancing in a traditionally social environment? But those who provide food and drink in Kirkby Lonsdale have worked hard and are now welcoming guests across their doors with a series of new measures. Kirstie Pelling rounds up what they've been up to... Opening up after...

Cumbria Chamber Speaks Out on Test and Trace

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce is asking businesses to do everything in their power to co-operate with NHS Test and Trace. This follows the local lockdown in Leicester.  "Businesses there had invested heavily in safe working and social-distancing measures so they could operate safely and were then forced to shut again leaving them with no revenue. Some won't survive a second lockdown....
A Vault Walk guide in Kirkby Lonsdale

Guided Town Walks

We know our own town better than anyone so let us show you around! We have five qualified town guides from Kirkby's Visitor Information Centre who are giving guided walking tours on the first and third Friday and Saturday of each month. Starting in August 2020. Price £5.00 for adults, Children Free. Walks start from the monument at 11.30 and last 50 minutes. Booking essential. You can book a...
Kirkby Lonsdale Charter Market goodsll

A Bright New Future for Kirkby Lonsdale Charter Market

Kirkby Lonsdale’s Charter Market is embracing the future with the help of a specialist market company. The town has had a market charter since 1227 and it’s hoped the new partnership will help the market to grow and flourish for decades to come says Town Manager Janet Nuttall… Back in 2011, when the Kirkby Lonsdale Community Interest Company was first formed, we took ownership of the...
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...
Salt Pie Lane Kirkby Lonsdale

Things to Do in Kirkby Lonsdale

Visiting Kirkby Lonsdale this summer? Want some recommendations for things to do? Kirstie Pelling asked the Visitor Information Centre volunteers and town guides to share some of their favourite activities, walks and views....A town bustling with lifeKirkby Lonsdale is famous for many things. The high street is unique and packed with eclectic shops, its cuisine is imaginative, locally sourced and...
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. ...
Devils Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council News

Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council’s planning group has considered three planning applications, which all Councillors have seen.Approval was recommended in each case: SL/2020/0122 7 MitchelgateSL/2020/0129 Fellside FarmhouseS/09/13A/LB Kearstwick Hill For full details of these applications, visit www.southlakeland.gov.uk and follow the links to planning applications/decisions. A scheme of delegation...
1st Kirkby Scouts Camp at Home

Scouts Go Wild at Home

While most clubs and societies closed their doors in March, scouting in Kirkby Lonsdale has flourished in lockdown. With Saturday morning Cub breakfasts, a ‘camp at home’ night under their belt and a family camp planned, 1st Kirkby Lonsdale Scout Group didn’t get upset about Covid 19 restrictions. Instead they got online and creative, as Kirstie Pelling found out… Scouting is about being...
Fairfield Horseshoe, Ambleside. Image by Cumbria Tourism

Walks

There are many short walks you can access from the town. 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 the Visitor Information Centre you can pick up a town map for a small charge to help you find the way.There are also delightful walks around and to local villages including Casterton and Barbon. You will...
Kirkby Lonsdale stones

A Hub of Community Spirit

The Kirkby Londsale Community Hub has handled over three hundred requests for help in six weeks. Over a hundred volunteers have walked dogs, delivered prescriptions and bought shopping for self-isolating households in the town and nearby villages. And behind every call there’s an invisible army of helpers keeping both community and community spirit alive, as Kirstie Pelling found out… A story...

How to Have a VE Day Party at Home

The bank holiday may not be the party it was planned to be, but you can still enjoy V.E. Day celebrations at home. There are lots of fun ideas in here from Cumbria County Council from making your own bunting to singalongs and recipes. The council would love to like and share your photo's - tag them @CumbriaCC or use the hashtag...