Winter Walks in North Lancashire and the South Lakes


Our blog this month at McCarthy Caravan Parks takes a look at some of the best winter walks to go on in North Lancashire and the South Lakes.

The festive period is the perfect time to spend time with those that you love. Having time off is always a treat and there are some great ways to spend it. With caravan parks located in one of the most picturesque places in the world, you’ll always be spoilt for choice!

The Forest of Bowland and Ribble Valley

It may not be the first area that springs to mind when you think about North Lancashire, but both the Forest of Bowland and Ribble Valley have some excellent winter walks. In the Forest of Bowland there are several trails to complete, including Roeburndale Walk near Wray, the High Bentham Circular Walk, as well as Grizedale Valley at Scorton.

Further south is the stunning area of Ribble Valley where you can explore views over the entire region. Some of the most popular walks include The Tolkien Trail which runs for 5.5 miles around Hurst Green and surrounding places.

Lune Valley and Kirkby Lonsdale

As a popular section of countryside in North Lancashire, the Lune Valley is full of hidden treasures for walkers to enjoy. The Winter and festive period brings out the best, showcasing unbeatable views over the Yorkshire Dales, Morecambe Bay and Lake District National Park.

The market town of Kirkby Lonsdale is full of history and there are plenty of places to walk. Devil’s Bridge offers a short walk for those with dogs and there is also Ruskin’s View to explore.

Another small and unknown location to visit is the quiet village of Arkholme. Known as a Thankful Village, you can complete a circular walk which takes you to the church and to beautiful views over the local area.

Lake District National Park

One of the most popular locations to visit in South Lakes is Lake Windermere. There are plenty of places to explore, from walking around the town of Ambleside to taking a more adventurous walk on the Wansfell and Troutbeck Circuit.

If you’re new to the world of walking and hiking, then the Windermere west shore walk is an ideal choice. There are stunning views over the surrounding countryside and you can bring your pets with you.

Another great location to explore is the Yewdale Valley Walk near Consiton. This is a great option for those with a bit of experience and is dog friendly. The walk takes you on a 4.3 mile long journey and takes around 90 minutes to two hours to complete.

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There are plenty of other places to walk around our caravan sites in Lancashire, giving you the perfect way to relax this winter. Whether you have a dog or want to spend time with your family, you’ll always be able to find the right option for your time frame and abilities.

If you would like to find out more about the static caravans and lodges we have for sale, please do not hesitate to contact us today.