Melbourne / Stoneyholme / Rickerby Loop:
Almost 6km (3.7 miles)
Why we love this walk
Perfect for prams, this walk is right in the middle of Carlisle, yet you’re surrounded by green space almost the entire time.
Why limit yourself to one park, when you can visit three at once?!
Starting in Melbourne Park, you’ll follow the River Peterill to Warwick Road. From there, you’ll wander along the edge of the lovely Stoneyholme golf course, which takes you to everyone’s favourite – Rickerby Park. Do as big or small a loop as you like of Rickerby, before returning through the golf course, and back down the opposite side of Melbourne Park.
The Clubhouse at Stoneyholme do takeaway coffees, or you can stop for a drink and a bite to eat (but be mindful of your 2 hour parking, if you chose to park in the disc zone!), and the Fellwater Coffee van is often parked up at the entrance to Rickerby Park.
For the littlest legs, it might be a bit far, but for older children, the walk offers river banks to splash about on, a bridge for Pooh-sticks, a playground in Melbourne Park, and lots of running around space in Rickerby Park.
There is a two hour disc zone at the Adelaide Street entrance to Melbourne Park