Engine Lonning sits to the west of Carlisle City Centre, next to the River Eden. Postcode CA2 7LN leads you towards the entrance of Engine Lonning. There is plenty of available street parking just off Newtown Road. 

This is a great place if the weather is a little wet as you are covered well by trees. We often come here if the children want to have a little explore, but don’t want to go on a longer walk. There are steps on either side of the footpath to get further along so when I have the pram we tend to just meander through the woods. The walk is approximately 1 mile.

What to expect on this walk:

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You could make this walk much longer if you didn’t need pram access as Engine Lonning sits along the line of Hadrian’s Wall so the footpaths take you along the Hadrian’s Wall path. If you continued heading towards the City you would eventually come out at The Sheepmount and you could join it with ‘The Sheepmount Train Loop’ walk that I have previously reviewed. 

My kids love to run, plat, climb trees and explore all the wonderful nature in these woods! They love to watch the River Eden below them and you can often see the cows on the other side of the river. It is an easy, yet exciting, walk for very little legs!

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