Fairy Steps 6 mile walk, Beetham (Cumbria)

Legend has it, a fairy will grant your wish if you manage to climb this narrow, natural stone staircase. Discover a 6 mile walk which has it all; wildlife, stunning views & more.

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Fairy Steps Walk
Location: Beetham, Milnthorpe
Distance: 6.2 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Coffee Stop: Beetham Nurseries Garden Centre

Thank you to Beetham Nurseries for sponsoring our Fairy Steps walk, supporting Lancashire Lads.

Watch our short film from the walk below.

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Introducing Beetham Nurseries, the sponsor for our Fairy Steps walk.

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Beetham Nurseries served up a treat during our visit. Haddock fish cakes. Superb!
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If you visit in the summer, check out their secret garden nursery.
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So many beautiful flowers on display in their garden centre.
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Thank you to Beetham Nurseries for supporting Lancashire Lad’s Life.

We start our walk on Stanley Street, nearby Heron Theatre. Please do not park on the Theatre carpark, as this is private land.

Proceed down Stanley Street towards Leighton Back Lane. Half way up the road, turn left into a farmers field. The public footpath is sign posted close by a BT phone box (now used to house a defibrillator).

stanley road defibrillator, beetham.
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Cut right across the field, to the left.
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enjoy the views.

Eventually we will reach a walled off path… with the narrowest entrance!

After a short walk down the trail, you’ll end up back in another farmers field. Keep right and proceed through the field, until you reach another stiled exit.

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You will see Beetham Crematorium on your left.
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From here, we begin our first, short ascent up through the woods.

After 10 metres or so, you’ll need to turn right. Don’t miss it.

Before long, you will reach a gate with wired fence. Follow the path around to the right, with the fence now on your left.

looking back at the fence & gate.

Eventually you’ll find yourself stood on some incredible terrain!

Marvel at these rock formations with huge cracks! Watch your footing…

Full write up to be continued… don’t forget to follow our GPS map, so you never get lost on walks again.

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