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Family Walks around Lanercost, Brampton (no 2)

Lanercost to Brampton

DISTANCE: one-way – 3.5km; both ways – 7.0km

PARKING: Lanercost Bridge (///jingles.football.chosen)

TEAROOM: Several options for refreshments in Brampton or Lanercost Priory Tearoom is just across the road from the parking area.

From the carpark at Lanercost Bridge take the pedestrian route over the river on the old bridge. Carry on until you reach the road.  Turn right and follow the road for around 100m until you see a footpath sign on the left hand side of the road.  Cross over and take the footpath through the woods along the Quarry Beck.  The path follows the beck as it meanders through the trees,  With waterfalls and carpets of bluebells in May this really is a special treat.  Follow the path round the stone cutting yard and continue through the woods until you reach the road after approximately 1.5km.

Cross over the road and follow the sign towards Easby.  After about a quarter of a km you will see a footpath on the left.  Take this first footpath which takes you towards Brampton via ‘The Ridge’.  After about 0.35km take the footpath on the left, signposted Coathill, at the corner of Riggside Plantation.  The path continues along Brampton Ridge and the edge of Ridgewood before reaching Brampton by The Mote.

There are plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants in Brampton for refreshments. The walk is an easy 3.5km one-way.  Why not turn around and retrace your steps back to Lanercost.