Just four miles north of Kirkby Lonsdale, a ten minute drive will bring you to Barbon, an idyllic village. Whilst still in Cumbria, Barbon is technically part of the Yorkshire Dales.
Barbon Beck is a tributary river to the Lune, and runs close to the village of Barbon, with lovely walks running along it. Near the footbridge, there are large grassy areas ideal for picnics and barbecues in the summer months. If the weather isn’t so sunny, footpaths alongside the beck offer beautiful scenery. The path curves through woodland near Barbon Manor, and alongside beautiful waterfalls. The water isn’t too deep or fast moving, making it perfect for a paddle or a swim when it’s hot.
The beck is often busy on sunnier days, however there is plenty of space for all picnickers and paddlers.
Accessing footpaths along the beck is easy, as the river is only a few minutes’ walk from Barbon itself. Its close proximity means lunch at the Barbon Inn or the Churchmouse afterwards is an easy option!