Kirkby Stephen Walkers are Welcome

Kirkby Stephen has become the first town in Cumbria to gain 'Walkers are Welcome' status. 'Walkers are Welcome' is a national scheme in which communities commit to improving facilities and services for walkers.

Kirkby Stephen is a great base for walking in the Northern Pennines, the Howgills and the northern edges of the Yorkshire Dales. There are also lovely walks in the Eden Valley itself, including on the rare limestone pavements which are a haven for wild flowers and birds.

To find out more about the attractions of Kirkby Stephen as a base for your next walking break, click the website link or ring the Tourist Information Centre.

Kirkby Stephen is the home town of Walkingworld's David and Chris Stewart and in fact we look after the Kirkby Stephen Walkers are Welcome website (www.walkeden.org). If you want any advice about visiting the Kirkby Stephen area please contact us through the Walkingworld contact form.

We would also appreciate any ideas for improving the Walkeden website.

Walks near here

Kirkby Stephen - Nine Standards Rigg

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The cairns which form the Nine Standards are just about visible from some parts of the town and are a major attraction for walkers despite the many beautiful riverside and valley walks available. The ascent is a long but steady climb and I have... More info

ID:
4210
Length:
10.9 Miles
Grade:
Strenuous

Kirkby Stephen and Eden Viaducts Trail

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The walk explores the viaducts to the south of Kirkby Stephen on the now-closed Stainmore railway. The walk includes an I-Spy trail for the whole family. ... More info

ID:
4031
Length:
3.1 Miles
Grade:
Easy Walk

The Eden Viaducts

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Explore the impressive stone viaducts that carried trains over deep valleys to the south of Kirkby Stephen on the now-closed Stainmore railway. Return along the banks of the River Eden.... More info

ID:
3888
Length:
3.7 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Kirkby Stephen Circular

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Lovely walk around the back of Kirkby Stephen mostly following the river. Ideal for an evening stroll.... More info

ID:
2598
Length:
2.4 Miles
Grade:
Easy Walk

John Strutt Foundation circuit

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A delightful circuit of the land above Kirkby Stephen held by the John Strutt Foundation. The walk, partly on permissive paths, includes a section of the old railway and fine views of the Eden Valley from a limestone escarpment. ... More info

ID:
305
Length:
5.9 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

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Tourist Information Centre, Market Square Kirkby Stephen

(017683) 71199

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