Lanthwaite Hill

Route: Lanthwaite Hill

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk:20th October 2017

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly 

Distance:  2.8  miles

Weather: Low cloud, the odd patch of sun

The higher fells were shrouded in low cloud today but later in the morning a few patches of sun appeared and we decided to revisit one of our favourite places in the district – Lanthwaite Hill, which is shown on the OS map as Brackenthwaite Hows

We usually climb this wonderful little hill from Scalehill Bridge but went a different way today. We parked in the small car park by Lanthwaite Green Farm and, saving the hill for last, walked away from it in the direction of Whiteside. We crossed the footbridge over Liza Beck and joined the lovely footpath which runs the length of Lorton Vale. After 15 minutes or so we reached a gate in the wall at a point opposite Pickett Howe and here we descended through the fields to the Buttermere road. We crossed the road and passed through the gate on the other side, following a narrow grassy path not shown on the OS map but which leads up to the ridge line of Lanthwaite Hill

An easy short climb soon took us to the top of the hill, from where there are superb views in all directions

We then descended into Lanthwaite Wood and followed the path around the edge of the wood, leaving it to walk back across the fields to Lanthwaite Green. It was a wonderful short walk to a place that never fails to delight

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