Lanthwaite Green

Lanthwaite Green

Route: Lanthwaite Green

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 26th August 2020

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 2.7 miles

Ascent: 500 feet

Weather: Mostly cloudy, some sunny patches

A dull murky morning caused us to delay the start of today’s planned fell walk, and by the time conditions cleared there was insufficient time left. We decided instead to revisit our favourite local viewpoint, Lanthwaite Hill

We varied our normal route by parking in the free National Trust car park at Lanthwaite Green, adjacent to Lanthwaite Green Farm. After crossing the Buttermere road we headed towards Whin Ben, the ridge which leads up to Whiteside. We then crossed Liza Beck via a footbridge and set off along the elevated path which heads north along Lorton Vale. This is a wonderful section of the walk, with views north along the valley and west across it

All too soon we arrived above Beck House, and here we left the path to descend west. Just before the road we had to cross Liza Beck again. There’s no footbridge here and, after recent heavy rain, the beck was running high and fast. We managed to ford the beck and keep our boots dry. After crossing the road we passed through a gate into Brackenthwaite, and here started the gentle ascent of Brackenthwaite Hows, also known as Lanthwaite Hill. The path here is very faint at times, and it peters out at times, but there are no dangers or difficulties and it’s just a case of aiming for the ridge leading to the top of the hill

After gaining the ridge we paused to enjoy the wonderful view over Crummock Water. There were four walkers at the top, the only people we saw on the route, so we didn’t linger there and made our way around the edge of Lanthwaite Wood back to the start of a lovely short walk

For an alternative route to Lanthwaite Hill, which also visits Crummock Water, click here

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