Askham Bridge: 


2 miles


There is a pay & display car park just close to Askham Bridge, the nearest postcode is: CA10 2PD. The car park can be found on the Lowther side of Askham Bridge, you do not enter Askham village.

Why we love this walk?

This lovely, two mile, pedestrianised path is a perfect walk for little legs, bikes and pushchairs.

The path is traffic free making it a perfect walk to let little legs explore and children enjoy time on their bikes, or scooters. The path is well maintained and relatively flat. The walk runs adjacent to the River Lowther so please do be mindful of this when your little ones are exploring.

For more details please head to the bottom of this page and view our Strava map.

Askham Bridge Car Park

The signpost at the start of the walk

An easy, accessible and pedestrianised path.

The Route:

This two mile, out and back, walk is extremely easy to follow. As you leave the car park at Askham Bridge you will see a signpost for Eamont Bridge or Whale, see photo two. Follow the sign for Eamont Bridge – here you will see the well maintained, pedestrianised path. Follow this path, keeping the River Lowther on your left hand side, for approximately one mile until you reach an option to turn left to Eamont Bridge or right to Lowther Castle.

At this point we had a few tired legs so we decided to turn around and retrace our steps back to the car park, stopping for a play by the river before we left.

This walk meets a route that we have previously reviewed –  Eamont Bridge to Lowther. You could walk/bike all the way to Eamont Bridge from Askham Bridge for an extra long walk. To view the Eamont Bridge walk please click here.

Other walks to explore close to this area:

Lowther Castle

Askham Hall & Gardens 

We hope you enjoy this fantastic family friendly bike ride!

Bike accessible path

Enjoying the river bank

Exploring the River Lowther

Back to the car after a great bike ride!

hiking household