GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lune Valley Ramble - River Lune Walk

16 miles (26 km)

This lovely easy walk follows the River Lune from Lancaster to Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria. As well as the stunning riversde scenery there are wonderful views of the South Lakeland fells and the beautiful Crook o' Lune.
The route is bounded by high moors and limestone hills with the Ingleborough, Whernside and Leck Fells making a magnificent backdrop to the walk.

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At the end of the walk head to the Snooty Fox in Kirkby for some post walk refreshments. The classic old pub dates from the 17th century and has an excellent menu. There's also a nice beer garden to relax in on warmer days. You can find it in the attractive market town on Main Street with a postcode of LA62AH for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

In Lancaster you can enjoy more waterside trails along the Lancaster Canal or try the Lancaster Circular Walk. Here you could also visit the Fairfield Nature Reserve. It's a pleasant place for a walk with wetlands, a lovely apple orchard and lots of birdlife to look out for. You can find the reserve in the Abraham Heights area of the city about a 10 minute detour east from the trail.
For more walks in this lovely area see the Forest of Bowland Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


River Lune, Sandbeds - - 302301

River Lune, Sandbeds On the Lune Valley Ramble looking towards Ingleborough

Tarn at The Snab, near Gressingham - - 86771

Tarn at The Snab, near Gressingham. 400 metres from the River Lune. Piles of driftwood close by indicate that the river flows through this tarn when in high spate. The photo is taken from a spot on the Lune Valley Ramble.

Lune Valley Ramble in Thorn Gill Wood - - 4308835

Thorn Gill Wood

Lune Valley Ramble nearing the Lune Aqueduct - - 4378294

Nearing the Lune Aqueduct

Lune Valley Ramble approaching Loyn Bridge - - 2061827

Lune Valley Ramble approaching Loyn Bridge

Lune Valley Ramble near Arkholme - - 4310937

Near Arkholme

Crook O' Lune Railway Bridge

Crook O Lune Railway Bridge

Crook o' Lune view

The view east along the river Lune from the eastern railway viaduct, now a footbridge, at Crook o' Lune, between Halton and Caton, Lancashire.


GPS Files

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