648 Kirkby Lonsdale

Tradition says that Kirkby Lonsdale's medieval bridge was built by the Devil so he could claim the first soul to cross. But an old lady threw a bun so her dog crossed first, causing the devil to burst into flames and disappear. The bridge is magnificent, while Ruskin described the view from Church Brow as "One of the loveliest in England".

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LOCATION: Fourteen miles north east of Lancaster
START: Park by A65, near Devil's Bridge, toilets
Grid ref: SD615783 Postcode: LA6 2BN
DISTANCE: 6 miles
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Yorkshire Dales South Landranger 97
REFRESHMENTS: Kirkby Lonsdale
EN ROUTE: Lune, Whittington

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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