Kirkby Lonsdale, "The Radical Steps"

  • Description

    "The steps lead from the banks of the Lune to St Mary's churchyard. The steps were built in 1820 at the instigation of Dr Francis Pearson who obtained an order to divert the public footpath that ran through his garden at Abbots Brow. There was a lot of opposition and the flight of steps became known as “The Radical Steps” locals came to call them the Radical Steps on account Dr Pearson's Radical politics. There are (only!) 86 steps but they are very steep; the climb is worthwhile however because at the top you are rewarded by the wonderful vista of Ruskin’s View (" Photo by David Dixon, 2017.
  • Owner

    David Dixon
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 4 months ago
    Viewed: 584 times
    Picture Taken: 2017-11-11
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