Lanthwaite Hill

Lanthwaite Hill

Western Lake District

Route: Crummock Water and Lanthwaite Hill

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 3rd January 2016

Walkers: Andrew, Gilly, Nicola, Rob, David and Sarah

Distance: 3.0 miles

Ascent: 400 feet

Weather: Overcast and dull, a few spots of rain

We opted for another favourite local walk today and parked in the National Trust car park at Scale Bridge. Instead of heading along the wide track to the foot of Crummock Water, we turned uphill and climbed up the steep rocky staircase which leads to the top of Lanthwaite Hill (or Brackenthwaite Hows as the OS calls it)

The views over Crummock Water, Loweswater and Lorton Vale were as good as ever though the dull weather didn’t show them in a good light. We descended into Lanthwaite Wood and skirted round the edge of the wood before following a narrow path down to the shore of the lake

We then followed the lakeshore path to the foot of Crummock Water before walking back to the start

This is a wonderful short walk even when the weather is poor

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