Spectacular countryside with miles of footpaths and bridle ways and thousands of acres of open access land. It's a walker's paradise!
Fabulous walks surround the Nateby Kirkby Stephen including: Wainwright Coast to Coast and Wainwright Pennine Journey.
Nine Standards Rigg: Above the market town of Kirkby Stephen stands a secret hidden in plain sight. On the skyline a row of mysterious rocky cairns dominate the landscape. These nine stone soldiers are known as Nine Standards Rigg. For a long time people believed that this was some kind of Victorian folly but the evidence suggests that their origin is more of a prehistoric puzzle. They're marked on maps as far back as 1748 and their appearance in Norman charters makes them at least 800 years old. Stephen Walker, a local historian, believes that they date back ever further, maybe thousands of years. Stone cairns built and re-built on the site of an ancient burial mound. A landmark and a monument to those who lived here before.
Wild Boar Fell
High Cup Nick
Smardale Wildlife Reserve
The Eden Viaducts
Kirkby Stephen Circular
Stenkrith - Nateby - Lammerside Castle - Stenkrith
High Cup Nick
Are on the doorstep. Much of the surrounding upland is open access land, giving walkers the freedom to roam.
The Nateby Inn Kirkby Stephen is in the heart of spectacular countryside with miles of footpaths and bridle ways and thousands of acres of open access land it's a walker's paradise.
There is a huge variety of lower level walks through valleys, farmland and woods, along rivers, by waterfalls, through limestone pavements and on disused railway lines.
Much of the surrounding upland is open access land, giving walkers the freedom to roam.
Guided walks, by Walk Eden and Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line are two fantastic websites of walks around the area and for anyone wishing to plan a walking holiday or even just a day out this website is a must.