Lanthwaite Hill

Lanthwaite Hill

Western Lake District

Route: Lanthwaite Hill

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 10th December 2015

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 4.7 miles

Ascent; 400 feet

Weather: Mostly overcast with some brighter spells, cold and windy

I can’t recall a more miserable spell of weather in the Lake District – with the odd exception it seems to have rained every day non stop for the last 6 weeks. This culminated last weekend in ‘Storm Desmond’ which caused some of the worst flooding ever experienced in Cumbria

Today was mercifully dry and as I wanted to check out conditions in the Lorton area I decided on one of my favourite local walks, Lanthwaite Hill from which there are tremendous views in all directions, gained in return for little effort. It’s a walk I’ve followed many time and one which I could never tire of

I parked as usual in the National Trust car park at Scale Hill and within 10 minutes or so was admiring the view from the top. I descended through Lanthwaite Wood to the shore of Crummock Water, where there was a lot of debris following the floods, but the paths were all clear

It was reassuring that familiar landmarks along the way had survived the floods, and the walk was as lovely as ever

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