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October 6, 2020

Winter Walks

There is no better way to explore the beautiful surroundings around Absoluxe, than a good ramble! During the winter months our local landscape transforms into the most stunning picturesque scenery, so take a look below at some of our new favourite circular Winter Walks near Kirkby Lonsdale. With something to suit everybody’s taste and ability, it’s the perfect way to spend an autumnal day exploring the area!

 

Ingleborough Nature Trail

Miles from Absoluxe: 13 | 1 hour | Easy | Postcode:LA2 8EF

Ingleborough Nature Trail - Circular Walk near Kirkby Lonsdale

 

There is a tradition amongst locals to go and see Father Christmas at Ingleborough Caves at Christmas time. Even though Santa might be taking a break this year, you can still enjoy a fabulous walk along Ingleborough’s Nature Trail and discover the caves along the way. The walk is easily assessable and appropriate for all abilities, so you can ramble at your own pace and enjoy the beautiful winter scenery. Please note,  there is a £1 entry fee at the entrance to the nature trail.

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Arnside Knott

Miles from Absoluxe: 14 | 2 hours | Easy – Moderate | Postcode: LA5 0BP

Arnside Knott Walk - Rambling Route

Arnside Knott is renowned for its wildlife. Take this circular walk to admire views of the surrounding countryside and enjoy the sights and sounds along the way. At the top of the knott you will be rewarded with spectacular views over the bay area. A real favourite with locals and a great walk to take the dog.

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Sizergh Fell

Miles from Absoluxe: 14 | 2.5 hours | Easy – Moderate | Postcode: LA8 8DZ

Sizergh Fell Walk

A spectacular wildlife walk in any season. Sizergh is a great starting point for your Lake District holiday. The castle, still lived in by the Strickland family, is surrounded by a traditional agricultural estate with stunning views across the countryside, taking in the coast at Morecambe Bay, the Lakeland Fells and Pennines. To begin the walk simply follow the purple arrows as you leave the car park.

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Farleton Knott

Miles from Absoluxe: 6 | 3 hours | Moderate | Postcode: LA6 1NX

Farleton Knott Walk

Explore some of the finest limestone pavement in the country on this climb up Farleton Fell. The scenery is striking with boulders and unusual rock formations covering the landscape. All the way there are magnificent views over the surrounding fells. The area is also a nature reserve with a wide variety of interesting flora and fauna. Look out for fly orchids, lily of the valley and dark red helleborine. Wildlife includes small tortoiseshell and brimstone butterflies with birdlife such as woodpecker, long-tailed tits and mistle thrush. You may also see roe deer.

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Casterton and Barbon Circular

Casterton and Barbon Circular Walk

 

Miles from Absoluxe: 3 | 5 hours | Moderate – Hard | Postcode: LA6 2JW

A challenging walk for those who wish to explore the beautiful landscape that surrounds Kirkby Lonsdale. The route covers country lanes, open fell access areas, old bridle-ways, a private estate (permitted path), a golf course and two pubs – the Barbon Inn and the Pheasant Inn at Casterton. The perfect pit stop for a beer or glass of wine to finish the walk.

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Whernside Loop

Miles from Absoluxe: 13 | 4 hours | Moderate | Postcode: LA6 3AU

Whernside Loop Walking Route

A short drive from Absoluxe along the A65 takes you straight to the heart of North Yorkshire and the home of the 3 peaks. The route begins at Ribblehead Viaduct just past Ingleton and continues up Whernside offering scenic views across the dales. The assent to the top can be steep in places, so take your time and make sure you have good walking boots on. The views from the top will be well worth the wait.

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Pen-y-Ghent

Miles from Absoluxe: 18 | 3 hours | Moderate – Hard | Postcode: BD24 0HF

Pen-y-Ghent Walk near Kirkby Lonsdale

 

The smallest but possibly most challenging of the 3 peaks. If you enjoy a scramble (and aren’t too afraid of heights) this walk will be both enjoyable and rewarding. Begin your climb from the little village of Horton in Ribblesdale, you can select 2 routes to the top. Counter clockwise, scramble up, clockwise, scramble down.
Pen-y-Ghent’s domed outline dominates the surrounding landscape and has led local people to describe it as being like a crouching lion, are you up to the challenge?

If your tackling this climb during the winter months please check the weather before you begin as the ‘scramble’ element can become slipping in poor weather.

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If you enjoyed our circular winter walks near Kirkby Lonsdale, you can take a look at other local rambling routes here.

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