4.7 of 5 (3 votes)

Appleby Amble

A leisurely walk (riverside) in Cumbria, England, about 4.50km (2.80 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 60m (196ft)
Loss 58m (190ft)
Max. Elevation 170m (557ft)
Elevation (total) 118m (386ft)
Start & End
Appleby Railway Station
Distance 4.50km
(2.8mi)
Duration ~1:15h
Difficulty  
Leisurely
2Created by mac.hawk on 19 Jan 2015
A short circular walk from Appleby Railway Station mainly along tarmac footpath & a little riverside track. A good walk to include a lunch or riverside picnic in. Plenty of facilities in the town (pubs, cafes, toilets) & ducks on the water (otters if you're incredibly lucky). The redoutable Lady Anne Cliffords shadow still extends over the town, check for details on the web or Tourist Info Centre.

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Waypoints

OS Grid NY686206
Exit the railway station from Platform One and turn right briefly. Turn left by the Midland pub down Clifford Street to the road junction.
OS Grid NY684205
At the road junction turn left and follow Garth Heads Road to pass the Catholic Church on the left and descend gently to a main road junction.
About 0.16 km (~0.1 miles) from
OS Grid NY687202
Continue across the junction in the same direction along Bongate, rising slightly uphill before descending to pass the Royal Oak pub on the left.
About 0.40 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid NY688198
At the Memorial Cross/Former Church turn right down Mill Hill to reach the river.
About 0.43 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid NY687198
Take the footbridge over the river, veer left a short distance then carry on uphill along Castle Bank to reach the main road.
About 0.20 km (~0.12 miles) from
OS Grid NY685197
At the junction turn right into Scattergate & follow the castle perimeter wall on your right to pass an old gatehouse & continue to follow the wall to reach another gatehouse at the top of Boroughgate
About 0.16 km (~0.1 miles) from
OS Grid NY684200
At the top of Boroughgate you get a fine view down the street to St Lawrence's Church and also a glimpse of the castle (viewing by organised appointment only - see tourist info centre).
About 0.39 km (~0.24 miles) from
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Follow Boroughgate downhill on the right of the road to shortly reach St Anne's Hospital almshouses. Opened in 1653 and still used today, you can wander the courtyard.
About 0.12 km (~0.07 miles) from
OS Grid NY683203
Follow Boroughgate further downhill to the old Moot Hall which is now the Tourist Information Centre.
About 0.16 km (~0.1 miles) from
OS Grid NY683204
Continue past the TI Centre to reach St Lawrence's Church and visit to the tomb of Lady Anne Clifford (and her mother, Margaret), a towering woman in the history of Westmorland.
About 0.09 km (~0.06 miles) from
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Continue along Bridge Street and immediately before the river turn left and follow the river bank.
About 0.07 km (~0.04 miles) from
OS Grid NY682206
Follow the river bank passing the cricket ground then the sports centre/swimming pool. Pass the the football pitch, playground and toilets on the left to reach a bridge over the river.
About 0.27 km (~0.17 miles) from
OS Grid NY681202
Take the bridge over the river and immediately before Holme Farm take a wayposted path to follow the otherside of the river bank.
About 0.36 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid NY681206
Continue following the river bank until rejoining the road bridge over the river at the end of Bridge Street.
About 0.36 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid NY684204
At the Zebra Crossing turn left over the road and continue up a footpath to the right of the church that takes you uphill, back to Clifford Street.
About 0.36 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid NY684205
Follow the street uphill to retrace your steps to the railway station.
About 0.14 km (~0.09 miles) from
OS Grid NY686206
On a weekend the Friends of the Settle Carlisle shop is usually open and worth a browse if you have the time. Walks about 4+ miles if you wander around the town a little.
About 0.17 km (~0.11 miles) from

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