Levens Hall and Sizergh Castle

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This must rank as one of the loveliest walks that I have done for some time; the parkland surrounding Levens Hall and the stretches along the River Kent are particularly fine and there are extensive views of western Lakeland halfway round. The walk takes in both houses and an 18th Century church of great interest. The route is well-signposted and the terrain not difficult, being mostly limestone pastures. With an early start you might be able to visit both properties, but the walk is so attractive that you might not leave yourself enough time for anything other than tea halfway round. Perhaps you could come back another day.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - South East

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Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, Museum, National Trust, Play Area, Pub, Restaurant, River, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
06/11/2011 - Peter Marshall

The first part of this walk, along the Kent, is excellent. The middle section, as you climb up from the A591 is, less interesting. If you did the walk the other way around, this bit would benefit from good views across to the SE hills. NB a navigation error here: at point 13 you go through four fields to reach the stile mentioned, rather than three. The suspended bridge at point 36, over the river and under the road, is a terrific spot and worth an outing on its own.

15/04/2007 - Stephen Morris

We did this walk on 13/04/07 and very enjoyable it was too! Levens Park on a sunny April morning is a delight and the banks of the River Kent are a perfect spot for mid-morning coffee. If I were to make one criticism it would be that the walk directions are a little over-fussy, but other than that, it's a sincere 'well done' to the contributor.

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