Are you in need of some inspiration for your day-to-day pram walks? If you need a change of scene, but you’re not in the mood for travelling out of Carlisle, these are the walks for you.
A walk with a view
Petteril Valley Path
This walk is only just off London Road, but it’s so green and quiet, you wouldn’t know it!
It’s 1.6 miles and offers lovely views of the Petteril Valley. The path is tarmac all the way along and there’s a playpark at either end.
More details > https://thehikinghousehold.com/petteril-valley/
A walk in the woods
Kingmoor Nature Reserve
Nice and sheltered, this woodland walk is a great middle-distance route, at 3.5-4 miles.
More details > https://thehikinghousehold.com/north-south-kingmoor-nature-reserve/
A longer walk
Cummersdale to Dalston Cycle Path
This is a fantastic 5-mile route for when you feel like you want more of a workout. The path runs along the River Caldew, and it’s a lovely, scenic and peaceful walk.
More details > https://thehikinghousehold.com/cummersdale-to-dalston-cycle-path/
Kingmoor Nature Reserve
The Cycle Path
A walk in the park
Bitts Park is great for meeting up with friends – the paths are nice and wide for multiple prams, the playpark caters for a variety of ages, and the new(ish) box park Tribe is great for a coffee stop. You can extend your walk around The Sheepmount.
More details here > https://thehikinghousehold.com/the-sheepmount-train-loop/
Rickerby Park is one of those places you never tire of – it’s just such a great wide open space, and we love watching it change with the seasons. There’s now a regular coffee van at the Stoneyholme entrance too!
More details https://thehikinghousehold.com/rickerby-park/
The circular route around Hammonds Pond is less than a mile, so great if you just want a quick stretch of the legs. It has an amazing playground, so it’s a good option if you’re walking with older children too.
More details https://thehikinghousehold.com/hammonds-pond/
Chances Park, the home of Carlisle Park Run, is another great option if you just want a quick bit of fresh air, but you don’t have time to walk too far. It has a good sized free car park and you have access to a cafe and toilets in Morton Manor.
More details https://thehikinghousehold.com/chances-park/
This is another great circular route (a 1.5 mile loop), which in one direction runs alongside the lush banks of the River Petteril. Lots of dogs and ducks (and sometimes a heron!) for little ones to look out for, and a small playpark if you fancy a pit stop.
More details https://thehikinghousehold.com/melbourne-park/
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