Starting on Lovers Lane head away from the town centre and down the off-road track ahead of you, please be aware this path can get boggy at times. Here you will find a bmx track on your left hand side, perfect for children of all ages to enjoy.
When you reach the end of this track head left onto Netherby Rd and take the first right onto The Scaur. Here you take a small tarmac path down towards the riverside (photo 2). This path runs alongside the River Esk, underneath the bridge and quickly reaches the children’s play area (photo 3).
From here head towards the High Street, taking in the many historic buildings on the wide streets. When you reach Longtown Community Centre, a great hub of the town, take a left onto Albert St and navigate back towards Swan Street. It is here where you will find a lovely library, perfect for little ones to enjoy. Continue along Swan St/ Mary St, taking a left onto Stackbraes Road, before returning to the start of your walk.
This short, easy walk is a lovely chance to explore more of what Longtown has to offer, while learning some history along the way. Don’t forget to scroll down and view our Strava map for the full route.