Rickerby Park is a natural park stretching across a large section of central Carlisle. Established in 1932 to commemorate the First World War, the park has a large remembrance memorial in the heart of the land. Incredibly picturesque, Rickerby Park is full of mature trees and a variety of wildlife including grazing cows and sheep. It runs directly along the winding River Eden and with a variety of footpaths, it is the ideal place for an afternoon walk through green fields and lightly wooded areas. This makes the park a very popular spot for dog walkers although pets should be kept on leashes around livestock.
There a multiple pedestrian entrances to Rickerby Park as well as a car park on Brampton Road. The Hadrian’s Wall National Trail also runs through the park. Additionally, connected to the park are the Eden Bridge Gardens. Beautiful 1930s Italian style gardens with shrubberies, terraces and ornamental pods. These gardens huddle around one corner of Rickerby Park and can be a lovely entrance or ending to your walk by the river.
There is a limited number of car parking available at the main entrance to Rickerby Park.
The majority of the paths are wheelchair and pushchair friendly, however some footpaths can be steep and the grass areas can be uneven.
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To view Bitts Park, another picturesque park in Carlisle, click here.