Lanthwaite Hill

Lanthwaite Hill

Western Lake District

Route: Lanthwaite Hill

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 13th November 2015

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 3.0 miles

Ascent: 400 feet

Weather: Very windy, some bright spells

We’d spent the morning raking what seemed like a ton of leaves from the garden, and didn’t have the time nor the energy for a longer walk – it was a good opportunity to revisit one of our favourite local walks

For the second day in succession we parked in the National Trust car park at Scale Bridge and, instead of heading along the wide track to the foot of Crummock Water, we turned uphill and climbed up the rocky staircase which leads to the top of Lanthwaite Hill (or Brackenthwaite Hows as the OS calls it)

The views from the top are wonderful in all directions. We’ve been up here numerous times and have never seen another soul, maybe because the path to the top is not shown on the OS. After admiring the views for a while we re-entered Lanthwaite Wood. The path skirts the edge of the wood, with good views across Lanthwaite Green to Grasmoor

We then descended to the shore of Crummock Water and walked back to the start along the track through Lanthwaite Wood – a wonderful short walk which is always a delight

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