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Visiting the area - things to do

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Visiting the area - things to do

Hi I Am visiting an area just out side brough and travel through Kirkby Stephen. Can anyone give me a little more infomation regarding things to do in the area. ie Horse riding / bike hire / walks /tourist attraction ? going for the weekend of 31st July 09

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1. Re: Visiting the area - things to do

Hiya Robcop...our paths cross again!

Hope you enjoyed Goa? Are you going back anytime?

And so you are venturing north into Cumbria! Well the first thing to do is to invite me for a pint or two. But I'm a little further north still in Carlisle, so I'll pass on the invite but thanks anyway...lol.

Three websites to look at, the first covers most things about Cumbria so have a good look through it.

The second is all about the exotic parrots free flying in the KS area. I kid you not! I drove through there last week and two Macaw parrots flew across the road right in front of me.

Thirdly, if you're about on July 22nd, have a walk across the nearby Ribblehead Viaduct. It only opens once a year for pedestrians.




Enjoy Cumbria whatever you do.

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Some thoughts on walks.

Nine Standards - hill behind Kirkby Stephen with strange scuptural cairns and fantastic view.

Tan Hill Inn - England's highest pub and a good one too.

Swaledale waterfalls - nice walk from Keld to Muker. Can be combined with a visit to Tan Hill Inn.

Teesdale waterfalls - High Force and Cauldron Snout. Both worth seeing.

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It’s a small world, ha ha..

Goa was amazing will be going back soon for sure, also love my amazing new teeth I got whilst in goa

But do to work commitments and holiday entitlement ill be spending weekends away in the UK instead for a while ha ha,

Been looking at Ingleton waterfall walk as I remember doing it as a child so that one thing for sure. Ill check out the web sites listed and also any other suggestions that have been listed. Really fancy gorge walks so that’s something ill look into.

Many Thanks


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Hello Robcop, I asked a similar question recently on this forum and was directed to the following walk


It was a really nice walk, not strenuous if that what you're looking for, but we all enjoyed it and the kids were able to play in the river etc, plenty of nice picnic spots too.

Hope you have a great time.

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