We encourage muddy boots here at Absoluxe Suites (there’s even a boot store down the alley to kick them off once you return). We are fortunate enough to be situated on the doorstep of 2 national parks, and we are experts on places to visit in the Lake District . As well as many fantastic walks. Take a look at some of our favourite rambling routes below.
Distance from Absoluxe: 9.7 miles
Noticeably the most famous of the 3 peaks due to its defining sloping edge, the Ingleborough stands proudly on the Kirkby Lonsdale skyline. The second highest mountain in the Yorkshire Dales, it reaches 2375ft at its highest point. The Ingleborough walk maybe challenging in places but the views are undoubtedly worth it. For instance, on a clear day, you can see as far as Mount Moel Siabod in Northern Wales and even coastal views of the Isle of Man.
Distance from Absoluxe: 3.3 miles
A short drive from Kirkby Lonsdale brings you to the Lune Valley market town of Barbon, nestled just on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. If you’re lucky enough to venture here on a summers day Barbon Beck makes for the perfect walk and picnic venue. Sit down on the cobbles by the beck or venture into the bluebell woods. In addition, don’t forget to drop by the Barbon Inn on your way home for a well-deserved tipple!
Distance from Absoluxe: 10.4 miles
The highlight of this walk is undoubtedly spotting the Black Fallow Deer that casually roam the park. Pick the right time of year and baby fawns are bound to leap across your path. The landscape has been kept relatively untouched since it was designed back in the 18th Century. Access to the park is free, however, you may wish to add a visit to Levens Hall onto your trip.
Fairy Steps, Beetham
Distance from Absoluxe: 9.2 miles
This is definitely a walk to attempt before you indulge in your lunch. Encased between two impressive limestone rocks the fairy steps have become somewhat of a local natural wonder! Because legend has it that if you manage to scale the naturally formed steps between the rock faces without touching the sides, the fairies will grant you a wish, discover the Beetham Fairy Steps.
Distance from Absoluxe: 2.7 miles
If you’re staying in our Columbus Suite you will have a clear view of Leck Fell from your bedroom window. Covered in an abundance of thick purple heather, this foliage cleverly disguises an underworld of hidden cave systems. Leck fell is in fact the highest peak in Lancashire. However, its title is somewhat overlooked. As it is nestled tightly between the Cumbrian Fells and the Yorkshire Dales, discover the Leck Fell rambling route.
Distance from Absoluxe: 6.4 miles
Arguably one of the most picturesque walks within the local area. Ingleton waterfalls are renowned for their stunning scenery, a walk that can be enjoyed throughout the year. The 4.3 mile route will take you past sunken Glens, deep cavernous Gorges and the infamous Money Tree (don’t forget to take your change). However, our top tip for enjoying the waterfalls would be to get there bright and early to avoid the crowds, discover the Ingleton Waterfalls route.
Keep it local
If you’re after a ramble around Kirkby Lonsdale itself then you’re also spoilt for choice. For instance, venture down through the churchyard to the famous Ruskin’s View, or wander down to Devils Bridge and have an Ice Cream by the river. Looking for more inspiration? The Absoluxe Blog is packed full of knowledge from where to eat in Kirkby to the perfect staycation.