Sarah Atkinson, MNIMH dip. phyt. Founder & Medical Herbalist - The Medicine Garden Cumbria
Your Next Walk With: Sarah Atkinson

Location: Walney Walk

Start /: 10am

Date: Saturday 29th April

Cost: £5 Per Person

Join Walk

Upcoming Herb Walk

Location: Canal Walk

Start Time : 10am

Meet at: Ford Park

Date: Monday 1st May

Cost: £5 Per Person

Location: Priory Woods

Start Time : 10am

Meet at: Conishead Priory

Date: Wednesday 17th May

Cost: £5 Per Person

How to book your space:

Email “” or call 01229 580222 to secure your your space on the walk. Booking is essential.

2023 Herb Walks – Information to follow
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Herb Walks are an opportunity to go for a walk, usually in the South Lakes area, with a local herbalist. Booking is essential because I like to keep the numbers to about 10, any more than this and it becomes difficult for everyone to see and hear what’s going on. Wear walking boots and bring wet weather gear plus a drink and sandwiches. Sometimes we will be able to sample some of the plants as we walk – bring some bead and butter for this purpose. (or similar).

Always phone a couple of hours before the start of the walk if you are unsure about the weather, I will walk in a light drizzle but nothing heavier than this – you just can’t see the herbs in driving rain. Obviously all walks are undertaken at your own risk. I’ve been guiding herb walks for over 5 years and I haven’t lost anyone yet, but you need to be realistic about the level of walking you can manage.

Herb Walks

An Ordnance Survey Map of Walney Walk Route
Walney Walk

A walk along the shore and through the nature reserve with fantastic views out across the Irish sea.

5 Miles, Takes Half a day.

An Ordnance Survey Map of Eskdale Route

A glimpse of the steam railway the Ratty and a walk through the village of Boot before the real walk begins.

5.5 Miles, Takes 3-4 hr.

An Ordnance Survey Map of Elterwater Route

A relatively level walk as far as walks go in Cumbria with a variety of scenery.

6 Miles, Takes 2.5-3.5 hr.

An Ordnance Survey Map of Beacon Tarn & Fell Route
Beacon Tarn & Fell

A walk over boggy peaty ground with some gentle climbing involved.

5 Miles, Takes 3-3.5 hr.

An Ordnance Survey Map of Hamps Fell Route
Hamps Fell

An interesting Spring walk with a large variety of wild plants.

4 Miles, Takes 2-3 hr.

Frith Hall

A lovely walk with breath-taking views of Duddon Valley.

2 Miles, Takes 1 hr.

An Ordnance Survey Map of Beacon Tarn & Fell Route
Willington Wood – Bardsea

A lovely woodland walk.

2 Miles, Takes 1-2 hr.