Kirkby Lonsdale Posts

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 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...

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 Walks...

Piries Soul Food Sessions: Free Yoga

Mindful YogaEnjoy 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 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 your own...

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 milesDifficulty:...

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 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....

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...