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April 6, 2022

Access the Dales Festival – Stile free Ramble around the Westmorland Dales

Orton Market Hall, Penrith, CA10 3RU

This is beautiful stile free ramble which takes in the rugged landscape of the Westmorland Dales in the Yorkshire Dales. The route follows quiet country lanes and bridle paths, ideal for an all-terrain wheelchair. The event is led by the staff from the Westmorland Dales Landscape partnership and Debbie North, founder of the Access the Dales.

Grid Reference : NY 622084

Orton is a 13th Century small market village which looks out over views of Orton Scar and the Howgills. Bridges cross and recross the two village becks enclosing a small central green that shares space with 17th and 18th century cottages.

Standing proud on the hillside is All Saints Church, a welcome site for people passing by on the coast to coast. The building dates from the 13th century and the white tower can be seen from miles around.

The walk is approx 4 miles long and passes by Gamesland Stone Circle.

We will meet at Orton Market Hall at 10.30am. The walk is suitable for people using a sturdy all terrain wheelchair such as a Tramper or TerrainHopper

It is a free event but we ask you to book your place.