Western Lake District

Route: Hencomb

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 8th June 2013

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 7.5 miles

Ascent: 1,300 feet

For the fourth day in a row it was wall to wall sunshine in Lorton Vale, so another walk was on the cards. I decided to visit a local fell, Hencomb, which has lovely views from the top

In order to add Crummock Water to the itinerary, I parked in the National Trust car park at Lanthwaite Woods, and walked down the wide track to the head of the lake. The view was as stunning as ever

I then made my way across the heel of Mellbreak and crossed Mosedale Beck over the stepping stones. The ascent of Hencomb is straighforward, and at the top there were great views over to Buttermere, and back over Lorton Vale

I descended the same way as I’d come, and popped in to the Kirkstile Inn before I went back to the car and made the short trip back to Millbeck. It had been a wonderful morning walk

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