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Wreay Syke Alpacas

Sizergh Castle

This is our new walk from Sizergh Castle to St John's Church at Helsington (you must give at least 2 weeks notice to book this walk).


Sizergh Castle is a stately home and gardens at Helsington, about 4 miles south of Kendal. The castle, a grade I listed building, is in the care of the National Trust along with its garden and estate. It is the home of the Hornyold-Strickland family.


We walk from their car park up past the old Dutch Barn and up to St John's Church at Helsington which overlooks the Lyth Valley and over to Whitbarrow Scar. 

This walk is a moderate walk mainly on well managed paths so good walking boots or wellies are best and a warm coat depending on the weather as it can be windy up there.

Our walk takes approximately 1½ hours but leave 2 hours free just in case, or even 3 hours because when we return to the car park there is the National Trust gift shop and cafe where you can take a break and enjoy a coffee.

Please note that the National Trust run a pay and display car park so why not make a visit to Sizergh Castle part of your trekking experience?

Parking Charges:

£2 for an hour, £4 for 2 hours, £6 for 4 hours and £8 all day.

Parking is free for National Trust members

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