Kirkby Lonsdale is a famously picturesque Cumbrian town, it sits on the spot where Lancashire, Yorkshire and Westmorland meet and has some lovely architecture and is surrounded by glorious scenery. Renowned for its photogenic charm with an enchanting network of mellow stone edifices separated by narrow cobbled lanes and framed by a pastoral landscape of rare beauty.
Today, Kirkby Lonsdale retains much of its age-old appeal – with a 21st-century twist. The splendid historic buildings – many dating back hundreds of years – that line the Kirkby Lonsdale quaint streets and squares now accommodate an impressive range of independent shops, cafes, pubs, hotels and restaurants, together offering a unique experience that’s increasingly difficult to find on the modern high street.
Much of this stunning countryside is best appreciated on foot and walkers of all abilities are well served with a choice of walks.
A brief insight into our Nordic Walking weekend
If you are familiar with our format for these trips it will work on the same basis of 3 Nordic Walks with a ‘welcome’ early evening walk on arrival. We have already outlined our walks for this trip and will provide further information once we have secured our accommodation.
We are thoroughly spoilt with accommodation here and we will have a ‘pub hub’ as a base of which you can book into or you can choose one of many of the places listed below to suit your budget. I strongly advise to book your accommodation asap as it is a very popular place. All of the below are within a 5 minute walk of each other.
When booking your accommodation please note that our usual arrival time is Thursday afternoon. However, to really make the most of the town I would strongly advise to arrive Thursday morning or even the evening before. You will not get much time to ‘wander’ and enjoy all the independent shops otherwise and the first Thursday of every month is a market day. Nearer the time I will provide you with parking information as due to the layout of the village most places cannot provide parking but there are two large public car parks nearby.
Price held for 2017 at £240 per person (25% deposit immediately required to confirm your place, plus own booking with hotel)
Our hub: http://www.reddragoninn.co.uk/
Our recommendations roughly in order of price range although the first three are similar:
http://www.bedandbreakfast-directory.co.uk/info.asp?id=74895 (Snooty Fox)
https://www.facebook.com/thesnootyfoxtavern (Snooty Fox)
This pub will be undergoing renovations at some point this year and some of the rooms have already been upgraded to a high standard but no web site yet to see.
A great reputation locally at a good value price. Room standards are comfortable and some have been refurbished. One room has its own conservatory. A proper English pub.
3 Nordic walks
Lunch (either picnic or pub)
Nordic Walking leadership fees, NW pole hire if needed.
Not included: Travel to the venue, insurance, accommodation, dinner and drinks/alcohol whilst out during the day.
Fitness Level and Clothing
We grade this trip at moderate walking. You will need to be able to walk between 5-7 hours per day and have a reasonable level of fitness. Upon booking we will issue you with a kit and clothing list. We will be out all day so please bring all weather kit with you.
You will be responsible for organising your own transport (nearer the time we can arrange a car share). Cancellation policy will be sent with booking form.
Please note that you must have the appropriate insurance for your chosen activity.
For bookings: www.coreconcept.org.uk e-mail: email@example.com or 07860 478 409
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