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  • Summer guided walk around Kirkby LonsdaleSummer guided walk around Kirkby Lonsdale

    10.30am Tuesday, 2 August 2016

    What better way to spend 2 hours than learning a little more about our town? If you have guests staying with you over the school holidays then they might really enjoy this too. Families and children of all ages are welcome.

  • Milnthorpe Art ExhibitionMilnthorpe Art Exhibition

    10am Thursday, 4 to Sunday, 7 August 2016

    The Milnthorpe Art Festival now in its 27th year and is the largest open art exhibition in the North West. They provide a fair deal to their contributing artists in terms of commission. The general public can experience the pleasure of buying and owning a unique piece of art.

  • Purcell Violin ConsortPurcell Violin Consort

    12pm Thursday, 4 August 2016

    The beautiful Norman church of St Mary’s hosts these three young violinists from the Purcell School participating in Lake District Summer Music's  Ensemble Jeunesse and ISMA courses, for their popular annual Kirkby Market Day Concert.

  • Lunesdale Agricultural ShowLunesdale Agricultural Show

    9am Tuesday, 9 August 2016

    One of the biggest events in the local calendar, The Lunesdale Agricultural Show is a traditional local country show with livestock judging, craft marquees, flower displays, vintage farm machinery, classic cars, birds of prey and much, much more!

Community Diary

Welcome to Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale is a famously picturesque Cumbrian town, renowned for its photogenic charm, but its most enchanting aspect is possibly the one glimpsed from the foot of Collier’s Lane in High Casterton. This elevated vantage point to the east of the River Lune offers a tantalising vista of the town as it must have appeared to travellers for centuries: an enchanting network of mellow stone edifices separated by narrow cobbled lanes and framed by a pastoral landscape of rare beauty.

Today, Kirkby Lonsdale retains much of its age-old appeal – with a 21st-century twist. The splendid historic buildings – many dating back hundreds of years - that line the Kirkby Lonsdale quaint streets and squares now accommodate an impressive range of independent shops, cafes, pubs, hotels and restaurants, together offering a unique experience that’s increasingly difficult to find on the modern high street.

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  • NEW! Summer guided walks around Kirkby Lonsdale

    Friday, 22 July 2016

    What better way to spend 2 hours this Summer than learning a little more about our town? If you have guests staying with you over the school holidays then they might really enjoy this too. Families and children of all ages are welcome.

  • Free football coaching for children

    Friday, 22 July 2016

    Westmorland County FA are working with Kirkby Lonsdale Junior Football Club to start some sessions over the summer for ages 6-10 and looking for children to come along and take part in the sessions. The sessions are free of charge.

  • Local fundraising efforts help North West Blood Bikes ride on

    Thursday, 21 July 2016

    Residents and businesses in Kirkby Lonsdale have been busy over the last few months raising funds for North West Blood Bikes Lancs and Lakes – a charity which provides an out of hours transport service for the National Health Service in North Lancashire and the South Lakes.

  • Unique Opportunity to Work in Your Town​

    Wednesday, 13 July 2016

    Kirkby Lonsdale Chamber of Trade are looking for someone to take on a temporary 3 month post starting mid September to promote the new MyKL Card.