Easy-going stroll on a quiet track from a village pub where drovers used to kip on the long march to the London meat markets. The pub's sort of old school and very popular locally.
Parking on quiet village lanes by the pub and church.
|Pub or Cafe Address||
Great Salkeld, CA11 9NA
Lunch served from 12 noon. For seasonal opening hours and food service times please check their website
Dogs are OK outside, and usually in the bar - please check beforehand because of possible Covid changes.
With your back to the pub turn left and walk towards the square tower of the church. Stick to the left and now walk away from the church and past the entrance to a holiday centre. Then turn left onto a no-through road, to the left of Eden Close. Dogs are OK off lead here as the track is enclosed by stone walls. You'll reach a farm at the end of the track and this will be just under half-a-mile from the village. The farm is just one small field away from the River Eden, but there's no right of way to the water (unless you happen to see the farmer and ask permission). Turn around and walk back the same way. I chose this route rather than the footpath because the track is surfaced (albeit with grass growing in the middle) and on wet days it gives you a fighting chance of keeping your feet reasonably dry. If you're after an adventurous walk, then take the signed footpath up a ladder stile just after the lodges. This is also a linear path, and goes in more-or-less a straight line across fields.
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