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Such a lovely walk and especially on a clear day! Takes about 1 hour to go all the way around, plus there’s many opportunities for photos or a picnic on top of the steps. You can park in the church car park and walk up...More
Followed google that put us in a housing estate, no parking on the road so parked in the wheatsheaf car park as we intended to stop on the way back for some food. We were directed up church lane just past the houses on the...More
Like most first time visitors to the Fairy Steps we followed Google maps which took us to a quiet private housing development but a very kind lady pointed us in the right direction. Once we found the route it was a lovely pleasant walk through...More
Whether you walk from nearby or take a hike over from Arnside, the fairy steps are still fantastic and fascinating. The walk isn't too strenuous and it's not overly busy, so you can definitely enjoy it. With the history linked to this place then it...More
First time visiting the Fairy Steps, we parked in the village and walked to the Fairy Steps, through the village and turned left, had to ask first and was directed through a field, and from then followed the signs. It was a stead walk over...More
Been going for years. Estate have recently felled many trees and fenced the path. It’s like walking down a narrow corridor to get to the top of the steps. The open ground is also partly fenced off so less space than there was.
We had to park the car near a farm then follow the signs its about one & half mile hike. Not good for wheelchair as its quite a rocky climb and through a field first. Not good if the weather is wet as it can...More
A great area to explore! Found it a little tricky to find a parking spot but ended up getting a place by the side of the road in Slackhead, near Beetham. A short walk to a sign post which directs to the Fairy Steps. It...More
we had seen this on trip adviser ,and although we have been to Arnside before we did not know about this place . Interesting story about the dead been taken this way from one village to another .More recent seems the fairy "story" about it...More
If you are using a car, from Milnthorpe, turn westwards at the traffic lights and go along Park Road. After about a mile, just past the Ship Inn, take a left turn up Storth Road and go through Storth village. Keep on... More
If you are using a car, from Milnthorpe, turn westwards at the traffic lights and go along Park Road. After about a mile, just past the Ship Inn, take a left turn up Storth Road and go through Storth village. Keep on through the crossroads and continue to the tiny settlement of Hazelslack. Park where it is convenient, and walk eastwards (footpath sign). This is part of the Limestone Link. It goes uphill and soon goes into Underlaid Wood. Carry on up the "pretend" Fairy Steps and a bit further up, you will reach the bottom of the real Fairy Steps. You ascend a narrow gap with handholds, between two rocky slabs. There is one large step. It is better to hold your rucksack in front of you, throwing it ahead where possible. At the top the going gets easier and there is a right hand turn and then you come out on a grassy area on Beetham Fell. You don't need to descend the steps but go down a gradually dropping path to the south of the steps and you reach the bottom again. Return to your car the same way.
If you have used the train to Arnside, walk along Station Road away from the Promenade and continue into Black Dyke Road. Opposite Briery Bank, you pick up the Limestone Link. Just follow it (clear footpath signs) and join the other route at Hazelslack.