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Kirkby Lonsdale and Barbon Fell Walk


Like many areas near the Lake District, this one tends to be overlooked by walkers who have their sights set on higher things. Turner and Ruskin painted the scenery often though, so attractive is it. Bridleways are used at the start of the walk so that there are very few stiles, while the highlight of the walk is over access land where your navigational skills will be tested. It makes a very fine day out with a view of the whole Lake District skyline, so save it for a good day.

The walk is in three distinct parts: the bridleways which take you from the Devil's Bridge; the tracks and access land to which they lead; and the return by bridleways and field-paths.  

The middle section is the one most demanding to navigate. Although you will find narrow paths and some walls to follow, there is no signposting as it is open access and you can choose your own route across the moorland. It is well worth doing as the higher ground is unfrequented and has outstanding views, but I would recommend clear weather and lots of confidence. I have though, been able to suss out enough definite waymarks to help you through and I am confident that you will not only follow the route but enjoy it hugely.

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