Petteril Valley Park is a lovely green space south of the city of Carlisle. We followed the cycle path from one playground to the other and the route was approximately 1.6 miles. You would be able to park at either end of this walk and both begin with a play park which is fantastic for little ones! I didn’t know that this was here until recently but I am now aware that it is a popular one with locals during lockdown! It is a great, safe and easy walk with your children.

The views across Petteril Valley and over the River Petteril are so beautiful. The highlight of this walk for my little ones is how close you are to the train track. What better way to spend a morning than watching the trains speed by! 

The flat, tarmac path makes this a great walk for pushchairs, scooters and bikes and it is a wonderful walk that offers lovely countryside views while also being incredibly close to the city. There would be the option to extend this route further if you followed the riverside footpaths and went closer down to the river Petteril. This is something we will certainly explore when I have all the children with me, although these paths may not be pram accessible!

We saw plenty of dog walkers on this walk and so it seems very dog friendly too! There are beautiful trees and lovely wildlife to watch out for during this walk, my children went home with pockets full of acorns!

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