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Fancy A Walk?

Well, there are simply loads of outstandingly, beautiful local walks, here are just a few ideas….

Walkers Welcome

Did you know that Brampton market town holds ‘Walkers are Welcome’ status? Well in 2011 they were awarded this honour due to their fantastic walks and friendly welcome. Why not call into our tourist information centre in Brampton market hall, generally open between 10am and 2pm most days. There are details of many walks on both the Parish Council and Discover Brampton websites.

At Aysgarth we very much welcome walkers and cyclists and as part of this includes the following facilities:

  • Large, 9Kg washing machine
  • Large, 9Kg dryer
  • Outside washing line, washing basket and pegs provided
  • Washing and cleaning facilities can be easily made available outside, for cycles or walking boots and clothing, if requested.
  • The sunny side porch is also an ideal place to hang up any damp clothes to dry.
  • Lockable storage shed for bikes and equipment provided.

If you love walking, look no further, with so many beautiful local walks and stunning locations, there is something for everyone.  You can stroll around Talkin Tarn or set out on an adventure along Hadrian's Wall or into the Lake District.  We can also recommend a very reliable company to carry your luggage for you, Hadrian's Bags.  They are happy to drop off/pick up your luggage from Wall and Lakes cottage where they can be safely stored waiting for your arrival or to be collected when you leave.  Check them out at:www.hadriansbags.co.uk 

Gelt Woods

Stunning, rippling water, woodland and wildlife, a not to be missed walk straight from your front door. Full details of this walk can be found in the cottage and also on the Brampton Parish council website - check out their "local walks, section". 

Gelt Woods

Talkin Tarn Country Park

Stroll up to and around the tarn; sit back and watch the wildlife; hire a rowing boat; let the small children enjoy the play area and take part in mouth-watering refreshments from the tarn side café. While the older children run around exploring the orienteering course around this stunning tarn. So much to do and what a wonderful, enchanting place on your doorstep - www.carlisle.gov.uk/talkintarn

Talkin Tarn Swans

Tindale Tarn, Geltsdale RSPB bird reserve and Castle Carrock fells

It is only a short car journey to the nearby village of Hallbankgate, here you will find the Belted Will public house with excellent meals and traditional Ales. Or why not call into Hallbankgate Hub a lovely, friendly community shop with café and exhibition area. Then head off up to discover Tindale Tarn, its lime kilns; the Geltsdale bird reserve and stunning Castle Carrock fells.

castle carrick fell

The Pennine Way

The 268 mile (435km) Pennine Way is the oldest, and arguably the most iconic, of England’s National Trails. Starting in the Peak District and stretching north to the Scottish Borders, it is one of the most challenging but rewarding long-distance walking routes and is steeped in history

Pennine Way sign

Aira Force

Matterdale, Ullswater, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/aira-force-and-ullswater

Aire Force

Copyright: John Hodgson, Lake District N 1

A not to be missed, stunningly beautiful walk, approximately 42 miles from Brampton. "A showcase for the power and beauty of nature".  Less than an hour away, an amazing, and challenging walk which is super rewarding. 

Aire Force

Hadrian's Wall

  • Hadrian’s Wall path and roman forts. Brampton is surrounded by roman history, it is truly amazing, including the nearby Pike Hill Signal tower, which is part of the Birdoswald Roman Trail.  You can start this trail from Lanercost Priory, which is just outside Brampton, to Willowford Wall, Turrets and Bridge. Check out the full route and much more here:  Birdoswald Roman Trail Hadrian's Wall | English Heritage (english-heritage.org.uk)


  • Hadrian’s Wall, find out more by visiting any of the tourist information centres in the area, Tullie House museum in Carlisle or any of the many English Heritage sites, such as Birdoswald (approx 15 minutes by car) and Vindolanda fort and museum (approx. 25 minutes by car) Hadrian's Wall | English Heritage (english-heritage.org.uk)  or www.vindolanda.com

Hadrian's Wall 

AND why not explore the beautiful Dumfries and Galloway coast just an hour away

Dumfries coast

and of course, the stunningly beautiful Lake District National Park.