Lanthwaite Hill

Lanthwaite Hill

Western Lake District

Route: Lanthwaite Hill and Crummock Water

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 1st August 2014

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 2.1 miles

Weather: low cloud , drizzle most of the time

The weather was miserable today and we waited in vain for conditions to improve. My mid afternoon there was a slight change for the better but only in that the rain turned to light drizzle. This was all we needed as a spur to go on one of our favourite short local walks, which is lovely at any time of the year and in any weather

We parked in the National Trust car park at Scale Hill but instead of following the main path to Crummock Water we turned uphill along a steep and narrow path to Lanthwaite Hill (shown as Brackenthwaite Hows on the OS map)

The clouds were low, making the views over Lorton Vale and Crummock Water very atmospheric. We then walked along the edge of Lanthwaite Woods and descended to the boat house on the shore of Crummock Water, returning to the car park via the main track from the foot of the lake

Despite the gloomy weather, we enjoyed this walk as much as ever

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