Holme Wood

Holme Wood

Western Lake District

Route: Holme Wood

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 16th May 2015

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 4.6 miles

Weather: Cloud with patches of sunshine

This is a walk which we’ve done many times and is one of our favourites. There’s a huge variety of scenery packed into a small area. In quick succession there’s farmland, a remote lakeland valley, a terraced walk with big views, ancient woodland, a spectacular waterfall and a lake

I parked in the small National Trust car park at Maggie’s Bridge and walked through High Nook Farm, and then turned up the terraced path before the head of the valley. This path reaches a height of over 1,000 feet – higher than Castle Crag which I’d visited yesterday. The views over Lorton Vale were beautiful

I turned off at the highest point of the path to descend into Holme Wood and visited Holme Force. The waterfall was on good form. Further down there were swathes of bluebells, not quite at their peak, but a spectacular sight nonetheless

The return leg took me along the shore of Loweswater back to the start of this wonderful short walk

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