Barbon and Casterton

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The walk joins two villages in the Lune Valley by climbing from Barbon to the summit of Barbon Fell and then dropping to Casterton in the valley, where field-paths and a riverside walk lead back to the start.

Although there is quite a height gain, the climbing is for the most part very gradual and on good tracks, which makes for easier going.

The initial ascent is through a wood filled with bluebells in spring and accompanied by Barbon Beck, while the same beck is followed at the end along the edge of a golf course. From the summit and on much of the descent, the profile of the Lake District fills the skyline.

England - North England - Cumbria - North Pennines

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Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
10/12/2016 - ruth day

Did this walk on 04/12/16 very good clear signing until point 22 footpath sign missing and field full of cattle who had turned the ground into a very sticky mess this lasted until point 24, point 30 the golf course just follow the beck, bank has been eroded in last years floods. We think from a planning notice we read that the landowners are trying to divert or shut footpaths and have therefore decided to make life difficult for walkers. This is a great pity because the walk had been most enjoyable up to point 22 Ruth Day

25/07/2013 - David Picthall

Done this walk 3 times now and really enjoy it. It was however spoilt this last time as we were attacked by a pack of three dogs at Beckfoot farm? Sure the farmer would not be pleased if we had 3 dogs roaming around not on a lead.

26/11/2011 - Barbara Howcroft

Did this walk on 19,Nov,2011. The sun was shining, we enjoyed the walk. Very dog friendy. All the climbing is in the first half of the walk. Great views from the tops. Barbara, Jeff, Kathryn, and Millie "the dog". We seem to like following in Jim Grindle`s footsteps.

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