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Westmorland Dales Day: Kirkby Stephen and District Walkers are Welcome walks

Westmorland Dales Day: Kirkby Stephen and District Walkers are Welcome walks.

Westmorland Dales Day: Kirkby Stephen and District Walkers are Welcome walks event.

Event Date

31 July 2022

Description

Kirkby Stephen and Wharton Geology Walk

  • Meet Upper Eden Visitor Centre CA17 4QN at 10am.
  • 7.5 km (4.5 miles) 2 hours plus additional stops.
  • Easy walk on ancient lanes, grassy paths and farm tracks through fields and short sections of road with some uneven ground and stiles.
  • Booking recommended as places are limited.

 

Fox Tower and Mount Ida

  • Meet OS NY800.157 Parking area outside Hellbeck Quarry, Hellbeck Road off Main Street, Brough (4.9 miles from Kirkby Stephen) at 10am.
  • 6.5 km (4 miles) 450m ascent 2.5 hours No dogs please.
  • This permissive walk takes you to the folly Fox Tower with fantastic views over the Eden Valley before climbing Mount Ida on Open Access Land. Medium walk with some steep sections, uneven ground and stiles. Turning back points are available.
  • Booking recommended as places are limited.

 

History of Pubs, Inns and Breweries of Kirkby Stephen Walk

  • Meet Upper Eden Visitor Centre CA17 4QN at 2pm.
  • 2.5 km (1.5 miles) I hour plus additional stops.
  • An easy stroll around the town including back alleys imagining the town in the 18th and 19th century looking for many lost businesses.
  • Booking recommended as places are limited.

Event Venue

See descriptions for locations of walks starting points