Staveley Village & River Walk

Beautiful walk round Staveley village. This is a loop walk, so you can park anywhere, but I’d recommend parking in Mill Yard. Free off road parking, close to playground on the Rec and very near Wilf’s Cafe for afterwards!

Please note that Staveley Bridge is currently closed due to the Dec-15 floods. Access the village via the north west entrance. OS map OL7, GR 471983.

We walked and scootered this short route (less than 1 mile). It is suitable for a pushchair and I would guess a wheelchair. There are no stiles, just one wide opening gate.

Leave Mill Yard and turn right on the main road through the village. Take the next right which leads up to Barley Bridge. Cross the bridge. You can’t miss the lovely and loud weir on the left.

Turn right and follow this quiet country lane next to the river. Keep following the river along the footpath. You’ll find some nice places to throw stones in the river (but take care when the water level is high). Soon you’ll get to the beautifully sculpted footbridge that leads you back to Mill Yard.

Take the left into the playing field to go to the playground. Or turn right to get back to the car park and more importantly Wilfs for a fantastic lunch! Highly recommend their veggie chilli. Awesome salads too.

Note: if you fancy a good pint, the Hawkshead Brewery is right next door.

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3 replies

    • Yes, this is a river walk. I’ve had another look at the entry and can’t see where I’ve written lake?! I’m permanently tired with the little uns hanging off my legs when I type the blogs, so wouldn’t surprise me if I’ve typed the wrong word absentmindedly! Please point me in the right direction so I can correct it, many thanks!


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