Westmorland Dales Festival 2023

Westmorland Dales Festival takes place over the weekend of 29th and 30th July. On Sunday 30th there are stalls in the church and churchyard and events at venues around the town. On Saturday 29th Walkers are Welcome guide a series of local walks.

Places are limited. Please book at Upper Eden Visitor Centre, Market Street, Kirkby Stephen
visit@uecp.org.uk 017683 71199

Fox Tower and Mount Ida, Brough
Spectacular views of the Eden Valley and Westmorland Dales. Paper copy also available to self-guide.
4miles/6.5k Ascent 1049ft/320m 2.5 hours
Meet at Helgill Quarry car park. 09:30am. NY800157 What3Words: stuffy.escalated.sparrows

Smardale Gill Viaduct and Smardale Fell circular
With added information from a member of Northern Viaduct Trust about the viaduct. More info at http://www.edenviaducts.org.uk and http://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/nature-reserves/smardale
4.7miles/7.5km, Ascent 500ft/150m, 2 hours plus.
Meet at the new Smardale Nature Reserve Car Park. 10am. NY743083

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. Wheelchair hubs available locally http://www.access-the-dales.com. Additional information to self-guide from the Upper Eden Visitor Centre and http://www.edenviaducts.org.uk
Meet NVT car park just over Stenkrith Bridge, Nateby Road. 10 am.

A Walk on the Clouds – Stenneskeugh and Fell End Clouds, Ravenstonedale
3.7 miles/6km 575ft/175m ascent, 2 hours
Meet The Old Quarry, Fell End. 2pm. 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.

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. Booklet guide is available from Upper Eden Visitor Centre £3 to self-guide or for additional information. May be made adaptable for wheelchairs, please ask.
1 mile and 1.5 hours including stops.
Meet The Cloisters, Market Square. 2.30pm

Walk on the Dark Side
Bit of horrible histories tour of Kirkby Stephen Conservation Area. May be adaptable for wheelchairs, please ask.
1 mile and 1.5 hours including stops.
Meet at The Cloisters, Market Square. 6pm

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