Ruskin's View

Ruskin's View, Kirkby Lonsdale: Address, Ruskin's View Reviews: 4.5/5

Ruskin's View
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Chris I
Glasgow, UK1,009 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
‘I do not know in all my country, still less in France or Italy, a place more naturally divine.’ wrote John Ruskin in 1875. I am not sure what he was taking at the time. The view is undoubtedly a good one but there are others in the UK, France and Italy that might compete for the title! Still it’s a very nice and straightforward walk from the car park by the Devil’s Bridge and well worth the effort of climbing the Radical Steps en route. Best walk in the area, also with nice views, has to be the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, just off the village of Ingleton which is about 6 miles from Kirkby and well worth a visit.
Written December 18, 2021
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Travelling Sausage Mum
Beverley, UK19 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Gorgeous view.. makes you feel grounded.. lovely walk to it through a beautiful church yard with a stunning church.
Written October 17, 2021
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valdowling
Liverpool, UK292 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Pleasant day, delightful walk, fabulous view. Not surprising that it is such a tourist attraction. Combine this with the walk to devils bridge.
Written October 11, 2021
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Susan H
Woking, UK1,182 contributions
Sep 2021
Accessed via the churchyard or from below, climbing up the Radical steps (86 of them) Amazing views. Calm and peaceful. No need to say anymore
Written October 11, 2021
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terry4800
Warrington, UK731 contributions
Sep 2021
This is slightly outside Kirkby Lonsdale but is easy enough to walk to. The views overlooking the river are excellent and its well worth the effort.
Written September 28, 2021
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g1960c
Burnley, UK207 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We came across this by accident. We had arrived at Kirby Lonsdale to get some lunch but got side tracked as we wandered around and through the church yard. Just further on that St Mary’s church we happened upon the view, we had both began to admire the view before we read the plaque stating the description by Ruskin.
There is no doubt it is a stunning view of Lancashire, England within the world. Hardly enhancing the view now is a multi coloured barn door or wall that I’m sure wasn’t around when Turner painted it to bring our Ruskin’s comment.
Nontheless a breath taking sight well worth making a special trip.
Written September 20, 2021
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Mary S
County Durham, UK85 contributions
Sep 2021
On a fine day one can see for miles and the curving river below carves a pretty blue line through the landscape - one can see why Turner and Ruskin were attracted to it as the subject for their art and appreciation.
Written September 14, 2021
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Polly
Canterbury, UK4 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
A wonderful view at the top and a pleasant walk down the river to the radical steps (there are 84!) or you can get to this view from KL itself via Swine Market and out that way. Then you’d get the view and you can look at the steps without having to climb them!
Written September 9, 2021
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Deborah R
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK35 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Great views this is where turner painted his pictures st Mary's and Ruskins view are all close together plenty of benches to sit and take in the beautiful views
Written August 27, 2021
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SuzyDais
Warrington, UK140 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Visited this as we stayed in Kirkby Lonsdale for a few days. Lovely scenic view. The village is lovely too. Worth staying here as a base to visit the Lake District as it’s so quiet compared to other towns nearby. Ie bowness.
Written August 20, 2021
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