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. 


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. You can visit the Tourist Information & Gift Shop for maps and books containing…

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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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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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  • Santa’s Grotto

    Santa’s Grotto is coming to Kirkby Lonsdale! North Pole crafts, Christmas presents from Father Christmas and real reindeer… Christmas Presents Santa will be busy in his Grotto in St Mary’s …Read More »
  • Christmas Fair Programme and Map 2021

    The Christmas Fair if taking place Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th December 2021. See the programme and map below for information and directions. Christmas Fair Programme Find out what there …Read More »
  • Grievous Bodily Harmony Music Concert

    WANTED FOR Grievous Bodily Harmony Have you seen these men? Seven blokes who sing to entertain, amuse & maybe produce the odd lump in the throat. They’ve been rounded up …Read More »

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