This guidebook offers a wide range of walks from the source of the river Lune in the Howgill Fells to Glasson Dock, just below Lancaster. The 40 day walks range between 3 and 11 miles in length and are all illustrated with extracts of 1:50,000 OS mapping. They explore the infinitely varied landscape as the river Lune flows between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks and the Forest of Bowland and Arnside and Silverdale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Also included is a suggested 60-mile, 6-day route walking the River Lune from end to end, with lots of background information about the area's history, geology and also all the local facilities to help you plan your trip. There are magnificent views from the empty hilltops, delightful natural woodlands full of wildlife, stunning secluded side valleys and open moorland vistas to be explored in Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire. And the walks are equally superb at any time of the year.
Dennis and Jan Kelsall have long held a passion for countryside and hill walking. Since their first Cicerone title was published in 1995, they have written, contributed and illustrated over 50 guides to some of Britain's most popular walking areas and have become regular contributors to various outdoor magazines. Their enjoyment of the countryside extends far beyond a love of fresh air, open spaces and scenery. Over the years Dennis and Jan have developed a wider interest in the environment, its geology and wildlife, as well as an enthusiasm for delving into local history, which so often provides clues to interpreting the landscape.
Map key Location of walks Introduction Origins and landscape History Wildlife Transport Accommodation and facilities Navigation and maps Planning your walk Using this guide Walk 1 Weasdale and Randygill Top Walk 2 Newbiggin-on-Lune Walk 3 Wath to Kelleth Walk 4 Bowderdale and The Calf Walk 5 Gaisgill to Orton Walk 6 Orton Scar Walk 7 Birk Beck Walk 8 Bretherdale Walk 9 Blease Fell Walk 10 Jeffrey's Mount and Borrowdale Walk 11 Whinfell and Borrowdale Walk 12 Carlin Gill Walk 13 Beck Foot Walk 14 Firbank and Bridge End Walk 15 Winder, Calders and The Calf Walk 16 Sedbergh and the River Rawthey Walk 17 Frostrow Fells and Dentdale Walk 18 Beside the River Dee from Dent Walk 19 Killington Walk 20 Calf Top Walk 21 Barbon Low Fell Walk 22 Around Casterton Walk 23 Kirkby Lonsdale Walk 24 By the Lune from Kirkby Lonsdale Walk 25 Leck Beck Walk 26 Arkholme and the River Lune Walk 27 Melling Walk 28 Roeburndale Walk 29 Whit Moor Walk 30 Littledale Walk 31 Clougha Pike Walk 32 Aughton and the River Lune Walk 33 Halton, the Crook o'Lune and Gray's Seat Walk 34 Slyne and the Lune Aqueduct Walk 35 Around Lancaster Walk 36 The Lune and the Lancaster Canal Walk 37 Glasson Dock and the Lancaster Canal Spur Walk 38 Cockersand Abbey Walk 39 Overton and Bazil Point Walk 40 Sunderland Point Appendix A Route summary table Appendix B The Lune Valley end to end Appendix C Useful contacts