Lanthwaite Hill

Lanthwaite Hill

Western Lake District

Route: Crummock Water and Lanthwaite Hill

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 26th March 2015

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 2.1 miles

Weather: Mixture of cloud and sun, cold wind

If there were a competition for the hill with the best view for the least effort in ascent, Lanthwaite Hill (or Brackenthwaite Hows as the OS calls it) would be a strong contender

From the National Trust car park at Scale Hill it takes about 10 minutes to reach the top from where a view along Lorton Vale can be enjoyed in one direction, and Crummock Water and the North West Fells in the other. It’s a wonderful spot, and we never see anyone else here. We had a special bonus today when a rainbow shone like a halo over the top of Whiteside

Having savoured the views for a while, we walked down into Lanthwaite Wood and along a path which skirts round the edge of the wood, and then down to the shore of Crummock Water

We followed the lakeshore path to the foot of the lake before joining the wide track back to the start. It was a short walk but packed full of beautiful scenery

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