Ample Walks From The Door


The wonderful thing about Fell View Barn are the ample walks from the door up Heggerscale Lane, onto Kaber Fell, most notably looping through Wrenside and High Ewebank and stunning views over the Eden Valley.

Other particularly good walks a short drive from Fellview Barn  for man and dog are listed below

Kirkby Stephen River Circular

4 miles (6 km)
This circular walk takes you along a section of the Pennine Journey long distance trail before returning along the River Eden. The small market town of Kirkby Stephen is approximately 4 miles from Fell View Barn and located in Cumbria, near the border of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It’s surrounded by some lovely countryside, with the rolling hills and the River Eden to admire. The walk starts in the centre of the town and heads east along the river towards Frank’s Bridge and Hartley Castle. The path turns south and continues towards the village of Nateby where you could pause for refreshments at the nice country pub, dogs welcome. Just after Nateby you cross the river and turn north passing Stenkrith Park further along the Eden Valley. The walk continues along the river passing Stenkrith Hill before returning to the town.
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Nine Standards Rigg

9 miles (14 km)
This walk is for the more adventurous but is worthwhile on a clear day. Enjoy wonderful views over the Eden Valley on this climb to the summit of Hartley Fell in the North Pennines AONB. The walk starts from Kirkby Stephen and climbs to the 662 m (2,172 ft) summit on a mixture of country lanes and footpaths. You will pass a series of cairns about 10ft tall known as the Nine Standards. At the summit there is a trig point that marks the watershed divide across England. From here, rivers flow west toward the Irish Sea and east toward the North Sea. There are also wonderful views of Cross Fell, Great Dun Fell and the Howgills.
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Smardale Gill Viaduct

3 miles (5 km)
Postcode CA17 4HG
This walk takes you through the pretty Smardale Gill along the trackbed of a disused railway line. It leads to magnificent Smardale Viaduct and is a particular favourite of ours and the many guests who have used it. The viaduct was part of the South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway and has 14 arches, is 90 ft (27 m) high and 550 ft (170 m) long. It’s an impressive sight with the structure surrounded by the lovely countryside of the Cumbrian hills and the pretty Smardale Beck which runs through the gill. The area is also a managed nature reserve with wildflower’s, woodland and grassland. Look out for flora such as bluebells, primrose and early purple orchid. Wildlife includes goldfinch, field fare and redwing with lots of butterflies around the wildflowers in the summer months. Red squirrels and roe deer can also be seen in the reserve.
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Podgill and Merrygill Viaduct walk

From Stenkrith Park, Kirkby Stephen, enter the park via the wicket gate on the Nateby Road (B6259), turning right to cross the new Millennium Bridge with spectacular views of the River Eden as it passes through a rocky gorge. Turn left along the trackbed footpath to reach Podgill Viaduct in about three-quarters of a mile. Continue for a further half mile to Merrygill Viaduct and access to the road into Hartley village. The Stenkrith Park access is suitable for all types of user, including wheelchairs. The path is also open to cyclists and horse-riders.
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Days End
We like nothing better than going to one of the many dog friendly pubs or after a day out just relaxing at Fell View Barn in front of the log burner, or on a summer evening on the patio looking at that fantastic view.