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Great Walks and Runs from Glassonby

Glassonby is a lovely quiet village located in the Eden Valley just off the C2C cycle route. It has some excellent walking, running and cycling routes along picturesque country lanes, old cart tracks, bridleways, paths and river banks. A description of these walks is below and at the bottom of the page are some pdf map attachments which you can open or download for each. We hope you will enjoy these walking/running routes!

Lacy’s Caves, the River Eden and Long Meg and her Daughters

This walk is just over 5 miles through the woods and along the river. It starts along the single track road leading down the hill from Glassonby towards Kirkoswald cutting left as you reach the valley floor along the banks of the River Eden. It passes Lacy’s Caves, the waterfalls and the remains of Long Meg mine before running above the Carlisle Settle line to Little Salked. From Little Salkeld, the route runs up hill to Long Meg and her daughters, one of the largest stone circles in England and back along some lovely country paths past Addingham Church to Glassonby.

A moderately hilly 5 mile loop from Glassonby to Gamblesby

This is a super route we often run in the morning leading from the hamlet of Glassonby to Gamblesby and back via “School House Corner.” Great views up onto the Pennines from here and winds around the green fields and farms. The map is attached below for reference

The Bridleway from Glassonby to Melmerby Woods and around back via the Village Bakery