North Western Lake District

Route: Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Area: North Western Lake District

Date of walk: 13th February 2017

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 6.4 miles

Weather: Sunny, but very hazy

For the third day running, a window-rattling wind made a low level walk a good option – not that I mind as the fells aren’t going anywhere. Having walked the southern half of the Borrowdale valley yesterday I decided to revisit the northern half today

I parked in the pretty village of Grange and walked along the road to join the Cumbria Way, which took me through some exquisite scenery to the head of Derwent Water. I’ve walked the lakeshore path hundreds of times over the years but could never tire of it

When I reached Hawse End I left the lake to start the return leg, and joined the elevated path running along the foot of Catbells. There are superb views from here, although it was very hazy today

The path gradually descended to Manesty and I then rejoined the road to walk back into Grange and end another walk in this lovely valley

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