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Like many areas near the Lake District, this one tends to be overlooked by walkers who have their sights set on higher things.
Turner and Ruskin painted the scenery often though, so attractive is it.
Bridleways are used at the start of the walk so that there are very few stiles, while the highlight of the walk is over access land where your navigational skills will be tested.
It makes a very fine day out with a view of the whole Lake District skyline, so save it for a good day.
Written for Walkingworld by Jim Grindle
Recommended place to stay:
The Royal Hotel is a lovingly restored Georgian town-house hotel providing luxury accommodation and exceptional hospitality amidst the unspoilt English countryside of the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland.
The walk starts in the high street of Kirkby Lonsdale. The walk takes you along footpaths and little lanes to the village of Whittington. Some lovely views from this higher elevation. The return to Kirkby Lonsdale is is entirely along the banks of the River Lune.