Things to do in Kirkby Lonsdale

Various photos showing things you can do in Kirkby Lonsdale

There’s more to Kirkby Lonsdale than beautiful views and a thriving, independent high street. We have a fantastic and friendly community with lots going on for visitors. Below are just some of the things to do within walking distance of the town centre. Call in to the Visitor Information Centre for more ideas, or check out our town blog for further inspiration. 


The Vault Story Trail

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.…

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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…

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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…

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Man cycling Morecambe Bay


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…

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Fairfield Horseshoe, Ambleside. Image by Cumbria Tourism


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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Salt Pie Lane

Salt Pie Lane

Salt Pie Lane is a highlight on any Kirkby Lonsdale walking tour. For a start it’s seriously cute. But it has a great story too.…

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Ruskin's View, Kirkby Lonsdale

Ruskin’s View

Ruskin’s View is Kirkby Lonsdale’s most famous landmark and you simply can’t visit without seeing it. Follow the path through the churchyard of St Mary’s…

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The Vault Story Bank Kirkby Lonsdale

The Vault

As the name suggests, The Vault is a former bank vault, in the town’s Visitor Information Centre on Main Street. It is now a story bank…

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Devils Bridge Kirkby Lonsdale

Devil’s Bridge

With free parking, picnic tables and a butty van that serves great food, Devil’s Bridge is used to catering for the families who flock to…

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  • 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 …Read More »
  • Christmas Fair Cancelled

      Cancellation of the Christmas Fair Christmas is always a special time in Kirkby Lonsdale and we will be decorating the town as usual this year; in fact we plan …Read More »
  • 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 …Read More »

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