A map of the route between Newby Bridge and Lakeside Pier/Station

Walk this way - a stunning new path between Lakeside Pier & Newby Bridge

Published: 14th April 2023
Categories: Media Release

A brand-new footpath combines a beautiful riverside walk and a safe way to walk between our Lakeside Pier and Newby Bridge. As well as breathtaking views it's an easy way to access Lakeside Pier.

The path starts at Lakeside Pier near the Windermere lake-shore and then meanders along the River Leven, passing through lush grassland and along then over the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. You'll be enveloped by the sights and sounds of nature, with chirping birds and lapping water and the occasional passing steam train!

An overview of the route marking the path on an aerial photo between Newby Bridge and Lakeside Pier

The walk is designed to be accessible to all, with a smooth and well-maintained gravel path that is suitable for strollers, wheelchairs, and those with limited mobility. It's a family-friendly activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, making it a perfect outing for everyone.

As you continue along the path, you'll come across several picturesque spots to stop and take in the view. Find a quiet spot on the grassy banks to enjoy a picnic or simply soak in the tranquility of the surroundings.

As you approach The Swan at Newby Bridge, you'll be rewarded with glimpses of the historic Newby Bridge itself, a charming stone bridge that spans the River Leven. The bridge has been an iconic landmark in the area for over 350 years and serves as a testament to the rich history and heritage of the Lake District.

Arriving at Newby Bridge, you'll find yourself in a quaint village with its own unique charm. Take a stroll around the village or indulge in some refreshments at one of the cozy cafes or pubs. You can also take a moment to appreciate the stunning view of the river and the bridge from this vantage point. Newby Bridge Halt on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway is only 2 minutes' walk away from the end of the path - catch the train here to return to Lakeside Station or travel west to Haverthwaite Station.

Newby Bridge has regular bus services between Kendal and Barrow-in-Furness. The Stagecoach bus 6 and X6 (timetable) both stop in the village and can get you to Ulverston, Lakeland Motor Museum, Kendal or Barrow-in-Furness with ease.

A photo of the path as it passes throuigh grass meadows

Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply looking for a car-free way to get to Lakeside Pier, this new path will provide an unforgettable journey. With breathtaking scenery, accessible paths, and a rich cultural heritage, this walk promises to be an enriching and enjoyable experience for all. So put on your walking shoes, breathe in the fresh Lake District air, and set off on a memorable adventure along this newly-created path.

The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam railway goes along the edge of the path

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