Lanthwaite Hill

Route: Lanthwaite Hill

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 8th April 2018

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 3.0 miles

Ascent: 400 feet

Weather: Sunny at first, clouding over

There was only time for a short walk this morning, so we chose one of our favourite local spots – Lanthwaite Hill (shown on the OS map as Brackenthwaite Hows). It’s a superb vantage point and hardly any effort is required to get to the top

What this walk lacks in distance it more than makes up for in the sheer beauty and variety of the terrain

We parked in the National Trust car park near Scale Bridge and instead of heading along the obvious path ahead turned steeply uphill to climb up through Lanthwaite Wood. There are a couple of short rocky sections to add interest, though they are very easy

The view from the top of Lanthwaite Hill was as beautiful as ever, with Lorton Vale, Loweswater, Crummock Water and the Buttermere fells displayed in all their splendour

We descended through Lanthwaite Wood to the boathouse on the shire Crummock Water, and then walked back along the track beside the River Cocker. What a great little walk this is, one that we could never tire of

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