Ireby Old Church

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Ireby is a small village in the north of Cumbria on the very edge of Lakeland. It sits on the edge of a valley close to Uldale, with some splendid walking to be had in the area. This route starts off down the main street which offers free roadside parking and follows country lanes and a delightful footpath to join the Torpenhow Road. Views from this footpath stretch as far as Scotland to the north and on a clear day you can see Criffel. The country lane leads you down to Ireby Old Church, of which only the chancel remains of a once much bigger church.

The church was built in the 12th Century and was the main church for the village for hundreds of years before the newer one was built in the village centre. Most of the church was demolished in 1845-6, which is a major disappointment but still the church is worth a look about when you arrive.

From the church the route follows simple country lanes to the south-east past some beautiful holiday homes to a second high point on the walk which offers views over to one of the Lakeland giants, Skiddaw. The view stretches from this fantastic 3,000ft peak round to the back of Skiddaw fells such as Knott and Longlands Fell.

England - North England - Cumbria - Countryside

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Ancient Monument, Birds, Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Wildlife

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