Lanthwaite Hill

Lanthwaite Hill

Route: Lanthwaite Hill

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 21st July 2018

Walkers: Andrew, Gilly and James

Distance: 2.1 miles

Ascent: 400 feet

Weather: Cloudy

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 boathouse by the shore of Crummock Water, and then followed the path to the foot of the lake to admire the view back to its head 

From here we walked along the wide track back to the start of a short but sweet walk

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