Lanthwaite Hill

Lanthwaite Hill

Western Lake District

Route: Lanthwaite Hill

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 2nd February 2017

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 3.0 miles

Weather: Sunny intervals

There was only time for a short walk this afternoon, so we chose one of our favourite local spots – Lanthwaite Hill (shown on the OS map as Brackenthwaite Hows). It’s a superb vantage point and hardly any effort is required to get to the top

What this walk lacks in distance it more than makes up for in the sheer beauty and variety of the terrain

We parked in the National Trust car park near Scalehill Bridge and instead of heading along the obvious path ahead turned steeply uphill to climb up through Lanthwaite Wood. There are a couple of short rocky sections to add interest, though they are very easy

The view from the top of Lanthwaite Hill was as beautiful as ever, with Lorton Vale, Loweswater, Crummock Water and the Buttermere fells displayed in all their splendour

We descended through Lanthwaite Wood to the foot of Crummock Water from where there is a view along the length of the lake, and after walking round the foot of the lake we joined a path beyond the pump house leading to Muncaster House. From here it was a short walk back to the start along the quiet road. A great little walk

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