Turner came here to paint, the Victorians flocked to admire the scenery. Your dog should be happy with a walk here!
JLIMPITLAWGreen 139 Points
Lots of space to run
Another one of our regular stops. We always walk through the picnic area (bear right) and down the steps on the left, towards the river bank. We then go through the gate to our left and walk along the river bank, keeping the river on our right. We have stopped here 3 times and only once was there sheep in one of the fields. Lots of space to run and plenty of small ‘beaches’ along the river for the dogs to paddle. It is an ‘out-and-back’ walk so you can make it as long or as short as you like.
TillyJayeOrange 905 Points
Great Riverside Walk with views of Ingleborough
I parked at the Bull Beck carpark and walked to Crook o' Lune along the river route, crossing to the other side at the impressive waterworks bridge as there was some shade offered by trees from time on the Northern side of the river and I was here on the hottest day of the year so far!
To do this though you will probably need to carry your dog as the bridge is slatted metal so little paws can't walk on it.
The far side also offers livestock free walking so they can be off lead all the way to Crook o' Lune from this bridge which is great! Can't gaurantee that'll always be the case, but it certainly looked like it isn't frequented by any other animals than dogs!
All the fields on the southern side are farmed so all had either cattle or sheep in when I did the walk in June 2019.
The landscape is very scenic and the views are fabulous. You can see Ingleborough hill for much of the time looking up the valley.
I returned to Bull Beck along the disused railway line (a more direct route - took me 35 mins) which is more attractive than many I've walked along as you regularly see through gaps in the hedges and it opens out in sections adding a bit more interest to the 1.5 mile route. You can easily detour into Caton here for local amenities.
Bull Beck car park has a cracking little cafe hut which I can recommend the hot breakfast baps - completely chocked full of meat. I had one before the walk and when we returned an ice cream was ordered - many flavours on offer from a local Lancashire dairy farm: Mrs Dowsons.
If you want to do this walk, I would say allow an hour really to walk along the river itself - allows for view and photo stops and to manoeuvre round livestock. Then allow 35 - 40min to walk back along the railway line.
yanto4630Green 24 Points
Stopped here on our way from Shropshire to Inverness. Great for a break both dogs and owners with easy access from M6 and back on. Lovely Lune riverside walk before joining path where it leads to a cafe and loos via nice woodland. Would have been 5 rating but you share path with cyclists so don`t forget lead.
Edited: 30th March 2021. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate.