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Westmorland Dales Festival walks

Don't miss the planned Westmorland Dales Festival walks, part of the Westmorland Dales Festival 2024,

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Event Date

27 July 2024

This event occurs daily from
27 Jul 2024 to 28 Jul 2024


Saturday 27th July at 9.15am, Lady Anne’s Way, Mallerstang from The Thrang to Pendragon Castle and Outhgill

Lady Anne’s Way, Mallerstang from The Thrang to Pendragon Castle and Outhgill. About 4 miles, easy includes stiles, some uneven ground and some boggy sections in wet conditions. 

Numbers are limited and booking is essential:

Due to the road closure at Hazelgill from 22nd July, we have amended this route to explore the valley bottom and attractions and will not now include The Highway and The Watercut.

The walk starts at the bottom of The Highway and then roughly follows the infant River Eden to Pendragon Castle where we will spend 15 mins. resting and exploring the picturesque ruins. We will then walk back to the pretty hamlet of Outhgill to see Faraday House, Andy Goldsworthy’s Pinfold and the Jew Stone.  There will be a talk at St Mary’s Church to finish the walk before returning to Kirkby Stephen. Points of interest and information along the way.

Walking boots essential and please bring a drink.  9.15am Kirkby Stephen Market Square for transport.


Jubilee Park via Wharton circular 3pm – Approx. 2.5 miles, 1 hour easy

After enjoying the activities at Jubilee Park, join us on a short circular via Wharton Hall leaving from the car park.

We start our walk on a new permissive path along the boundary of Pennine View campsite dropping down to the River Eden which is cascades over Brockram boulders and under Stenkrith Bridge. Into Stenkrith Park, we cross Millennium Bridge with fantastic views of Stenkrith Falls.  A short distance on the disused railway with four Poetry Path stones and on route to Nateby along the medieval Hartley Lane. We enter Nateby Deer Park and continue crossing the river over to Wharton. The concrete road takes us back to Jubilee Park passing a few points of interest.

Sunday 28th July 2024 at 3pm, Meet at The Cloisters, History of Kirkby Stephen through its Buildings – A very short walk with standing with handouts

These buildings of the town occupy a medieval footprint rebuilt in stone and have had many alterations over the centuries.  In this short walk, we will explore Church Walk, The Green and Market Street North reading the buildings and learning some of their architectural history.

Numbers are limited, booking only

Event Venue

Kirkby Stephen

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