Lanthwaite Hill

Lanthwaite Hill

Western Lake District

Route: Lanthwaite Hill

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 17th August 2013

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 3 miles

Ascent: 500 feet

We’d planned a walk along the cliff top at St Bees Head, but by the time we got there the rain was torrential and there was a howling gale. It would have been no fun at all, so we returned to base

Later in the afternoon there was a welcome pause in the downpour, and I seized this window of opportunity to go for a local walk through Lanthwaite Wood. It’s only a short walk, but there’s a huge amount of varied scenery to be enjoyed

I parked in the National Trust car park at Lanthwaite Wood and climbed up Lanthwaite Hill. The hill is of modest height but has lovely views in all directions

I descended from the hill back into the wood and then walked along the shore of Crummock Water and the banks of the River Cocker. The weather had been poor but this is a beautiful walk in all conditions

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