Lanthwaite Hill

Lanthwaite Hill

Route: Lanthwaite Hill 

Area:  Western Lake District

Date of walk:  17th April 2017

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 2.1 miles

Ascent: 400 feet

Weather: Cloudy

There was only time for a short walk this morning, so I chose one of my 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

I 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. I descended through Lanthwaite Wood to the foot of Crummock Water from where there is a view along the length of the lake, though not shown in particularly good light today

The River Cocker starts its journey to the sea from the foot of the lake, and I followed the path along the riverbank and through Lanthwaite Wood back to the start of a short but very sweet walk

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