Lanthwaite Hill

Lanthwaite Hill

Western Lake District

Route: Lanthwaite Hill and Crummock Water

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 6th June 2015

Walkers: Andrew Gilly and Fiona

Distance: 3.0 miles

Weather: Mostly sunny

It had rained for most of the day and we’d almost given up hope of a walk when later in the afternoon the clouds parted to give way to sun and blue skies

We jumped in the car and made the 5 minute journey to the National Trust car park at Scale Hill. From the car park we climbed steeply uphill to the top of Lanthwaite Hill. This is one of our favourite places in lakeland. Although the hill is a small one it has big and very beautiful views over a large chunk of the Western Lake District. After admiring these for a few minutes we descended into Lanthwaite Wood and walked along the shore of Crummock Water to its foot, where another tremendous view awaited us

The last part of the walk was along the bank of the River Cocker back to the car park

It was a only a short walk but one that was packed full of beauty every step of the way

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