Distance: 4 miles 7½ k
Be aware that this can be a busy road at weekends so keep close to the side of the road. After a ¼ mile just before Burrow Bridge turn right onto a footpath accessed by a wooden stile and then a ladder stile.
In a long narrow field keep ahead with tree lined Leck Beck on your left. When the field opens out
bear right towards Parkside Farm entering its yard by a metal gate. Turn left into the main yard and then beyond a large barn bear left to a wooden gate
leading into fields. From the gate keep straight ahead towards a large lone tree. Just after it go through a gate onto Woodman Lane. Follow Woodman Lane
for a little under half a mile to reach the hamlet of Overtown. When the lane bends to the right keep ahead.
As this lane bends left go straight on a track leading to an attractive cottage. The right of way enters the garden bearing left to a small wooden gate. Through this turn right pass through a small paddock
and then continue across four fields
to a corner before a white gable end. Take the narrow path to the left of the house to reach the A65.
on the old Cowan Bridge. The cottages ahead were once the School for the daughters of Clergy attended by the Bronte sisters.
Sadly two, Maria and Elizabeth, died here during a typhus outbreak.
At the end of the bridge turn onto a riverside footpath.
After 300yds this joins a farm road. After passing a footbridge on the left the road reaches a junction.
Cross the junction and then cross a ladder stile on the right leading into pastures. Walking almost parallel to the drive you have just left (and Leck Beck) keep ahead aiming towards a hedge corner close to a property - Low Gale on the map. On reaching it go through a metal gate at a fence corner. Bear slightly right to reach a ladder stile close to a small stream.
Over this cross a flat bridge and then ford a second stream. Ahead there is a low rise. Keep to the fence on the left as you go over this and then drop to a ladder stile in a wall.
After crossing this bear left soon to join a track leading to the well-constructed Leck Beck Barn.
Keep ahead to a metal gate leading onto a farm track.
Continue on this keeping to the right to avoid a ford and soon after reach the large farm complex below Burrow Hall.
Keep on the main track to arrive on the Kirkby Lonsdale Road. It will be best to cross this and turn left as you walk back to the Highwayman Inn.