Askham to Great Strickland


Route Description

Leave the village down the hill, passing the Punchbowl on your right.  The road passes over a bridge and then climbs through open parkland past Lowther Church until it reaches Lowther Newtown, built to replace the settlement demolished to build the Castle (visible to your right during the climb) in 1806.  Follow the road straight on,then bear left at a diagonal crossroads to reach the A6.  Turn left here and after about 50 yards turn right (signs for Melkinthorpe).  The road leads downhill and under the railway past Abbott Lodge.  A couple of hundred yards further on there is a right turn signposted to Great Strickland.  This pretty, but narrow lane leads you into Great Strickland. Turn left down the main street.