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!
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.
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
This walk begins at the entranceway to Glassonby Old Hall. It firstly uses field paths to the historic Addingham Church then more such paths to visit the ancient Long Meg & Her Daughters Stone Circle. The return is via a series of old trackways and Glassonby village centre.
The walk begins in Glassonby. After leaving the village it passes by the historic Addingham Church associated with a lost settlement which was flooded by the River Eden. It then uses byway routes and drops down beside the River Eden at Daleraven Bridge. From there it keeps close to the river to the iconic Eden Bridge and then Kirkoswald. The route returns to Glassonby across field paths, passing by Kirkoswald Castle and the memorial at Old Parks to ‘Romany of the BBC’.
The walk begins in the centre of Gamblesby, close to the village stocks. It then uses old fellside tracks and paths that lead up the slopes of Gamblesby Fell to the Hartside Café, the highest café in England. The walk descends by another old fellside route via Selah Bridge and Cannerheugh Farm. It then returns to Gamblesby by field paths, passing through the hamlet of Unthank.