GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Pendragon Castle Walk

1 miles (1.6 km)

This walk visits the ruins of the ancient Pendragon Castle inMallerstang Dale, Cumbria.
The historic site is located a few miles south of Kirkby Stephen in a remote spot next to the River Eden. Pendragon is Grade I listed with a history stretching back to the 1100s.
The walk starts from the car park just off the B6259 on Tommy Road. From here you can pick up paths to take you around the castle ruins. There are some excellent views to the surrounding fells as you make your way around the site.
You can then continue your walk up to Castle Bridge where you can cross the river and enjoy a river side trail on the western side of the water.
The castle is located on the Lady Anne's Way long distance walk. The long distance trail is named after Lady Anne Clifford whorebuilt the castle in 1660, adding a brewhouse, bakehouse, stables and coach-house. It remained one of the favourites among her many castles until her death in 1676 at the age of 86.
You could continue your walking in the area by following her trail north into Kirkby Stephen where you could enjoy some pleasant riverside trails.


CA17 4JT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Pendragon Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pendragon Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For a longer circular walk through the valley see the Mallerstang Walk page. This will take you south from the castle car park to the Hellgill Force waterfall.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Pendragon Castle - - 927364

Pendragon Castle. According to legend King Arthur's father, Uther Pendragon, was born here.

View Northwards from Pendragon Castle - - 2372696

View Northwards from Pendragon Castle. The castle was built in the 12th century byRanulph de Meschines, during the reign of KingWilliam Rufus. It has the remains of a Normankeep, with the later addition of a 14th-centurygarderobeturret, and some further additions in the 17th century.

The River Eden - - 2340405

The River Eden

Castle Bridge, Outhgill

Castle Bridge, Outhgill

Pendragon Castle information board - - 538898

Information board. One of the castle's most notable owners was SirHugh de Morville, Lord of Westmorland, one of the four knights who murdered StThomas Becketin 1170. A nearby high point on Mallerstang Edge is named after him, asHugh Seat.

The guardrobe tower, Pendragon Castle - - 1804394

The guardrobe tower. Purple saxifrage dots the masonry of this projecting tower.


GPS Files

GPX File

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