Visit Upper Eden

July 29 – Westmorland Dales Festival 2023 Walk Programme

Please book at the Visitor Centre, Market Street, Kirkby Stephen 017683 71199 or book online below.

Places are limited.

09:30 Fox Tower and Mount Ida, Brough
Spectacular views of the Eden Valley and Westmorland Dales
4miles/6.5kAscent 1049ft/320m, Time 2.5 hours
Meet at the car park Helgill Quarry car park
grid ref NY800157, what3words stuffy.escalated.sparrows4miles/6.5kAscent 1049ft/320m,
Paper copy also available to self-guide.

10:00 Smardale Gill Viaduct and Smardale Fell circular
With added information from Northern Viaduct Trust about the viaduct.
4.7miles/7.5km, Ascent 500ft/150m, 2 hours plus.
Meet at the new Smardale Nature Reserve Car Park, Grid ref: NY743083
Additional information and

10:00 Northern Viaduct Round restored disused railway
Suitable for disabled buggies, wheelchairs and children with Debbie North of Access the Dales – Continue into Kirkby Stephen or use as a linear route.
Meet NVT car park just over Stenkrith Bridge, Nateby Road
Wheelchair hubs available locally

Additional information to self-guide from the Upper Eden Visitor Centre and

14:00 A Walk on the Clouds -Stenneskeugh and Fell End Clouds
3.7 miles/6km 575ft/175m ascent, 2 hours
Meet The Old Quarry, Fell End grid ref. NY734005, What3words princely.enjoys.roost –
A685 towards Tebay, A683 to Sedbergh, after Fat Lamb Inn pass road for
The Street, take next left. Park on left in old quarry after crossing cattle grid.
An electronic copy is available to self-guide or for additional information go to Walking World.

14:30 Old Ale Trail, Kirkby Stephen
Step back in time with pubs, inns and breweries of the 18th to 21st century within Kirkby Stephen Conservation Area
1 mile and 1.5 hours including stops.
Meet The Cloisters, Market Square.
Booklet guide is available from Upper Eden Visitor Centre £3 to self-guide or for additional information. May be made adaptable for wheelchairs, please advise.

18:00 Walk on the dark side
Bit of horrible histories tour of Kirkby Stephen Conservation Area!
1 mile and 1.5 hours including stops.
Meet at The Cloisters, Market Square.
May be adaptable for wheelchairs, please advise.

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