There are some wonderful facilities within Dalston including a Co-op, a church, a village hall and a play park. There are also some lovely food establishments – a butchers and a great baguette shop!
This circular walk is mainly on pavements, flat tarmac and quiet lanes and is therefore pram, and bike/scooter, accessible. There is plenty of parking within the village of Dalston, we tend to use The Green parking opposite the Co-op. At times the walk runs close to the River Caldew, providing more entertainment! Not to mention the cows and horses to see too!
Overall, it is a fabulous walk for little ones. The loop that I have taken here does involve walking on a pavement, next to the road, for a short time. If you have slightly wild bikers, scooters and walkers (like I do!) then you may prefer to retrace your steps back once reaching The Mill in order to avoid this. That being said I have always managed ok – when I don’t have all four with me that is!