Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership

The Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme aims to unlock and reveal the hidden heritage of the Westmorland Dales, enabling more people to connect with, enjoy and benefit from this inspirational landscape. Thanks to National Lottery players it has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Fund


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Three new geology walks in the Westmorland Dales for 2022 produced by the Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme Written by Elizabeth Pickett and designed by Marcus Byron with contributions from Cumbria Geoconservation.

You'll find more information about the Local Geological Sites that are on or near these walks, via the Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre's website: Public Map. 


Smardale Geology Walk

CWT carpark at NY742 083
A beautiful walk through a local nature reserve with interesting geology features and history.

Orton Scar & Knott

Start in Orton NY622 082
Lots of limestone features and glacial erratics on this spectacular geology walk, with stunning views.

Kirkby Stephen & Stenkrith

Kirkby Stephen NY771 084 
Find out about brockram, red sandstone and tufa! See the power of water in the River Eden. 

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