Bampton Grange

Bampton Grange

Eden Valley

Route: Bampton Grange and the River Lowther

Area: Eden Valley

Date of walk: 9th June 2016

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 5.9 miles

Ascent: 300 feet

Weather: Cloudy with some bright spells and a few spots of rain. Warm and hazy

This is another walk sourced from ‘Walking in Cumbria’s Eden Valley’ by Vivienne Crow. I’m really enjoying getting to know this beautiful area which is overlooked thanks to the proximity of the Lake District. I’ve hardly seen another soul on my various walks here and today was another case in point

I parked in one of the roadside spaces by the public phone box in Bampton Grange. Following the description in Vivienne’s book I walked out of the village via the path next to the pub. An obstacle immediately presented itself in the form of a herd of cattle lurking by the gate into the field. As I had Bonnie the cow magnet with me I decided to retrace my steps and avoid the field by walking along the lane to Knipe, which soon joins up with the route described in the book

After a short walk across Knipe Moor I crossed the wooden suspension bridge over the River Lowther and followed the delightful path along its bank, passing by Bampton Grange again as I did so (the walk could be ended here, making it a short circular walk of 2-3 miles). I then followed a quiet country lane which crossed over the River Lowther again and walked back to Bampton Grange through fields close to the riverbank

It had been a lovely walk in unspoilt countryside and I look forward to my next visit to this area

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