Lorton Vale

Lorton Vale

Western Lake District

Route: Circuit of Lorton Vale

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 18th February 2015

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 7.5 miles

Weather: Low cloud, high wind, constant rain – in a word, awful

A high level walk was off the cards today as the fells could hardly be seen, so I decided on a local low level walk round the valley. I set off from home and walked along the lane through Hopebeck (anyone else following this walk could start in Lorton or from Scale Hill car park). The paths across the fields took me into High Lorton

As I walked through the village, it was great to see that the village shop, which has been closed for a considerable time, is soon to be re-opened by new owners Arwen and Lee. Good luck with your new venture and I hope there is plenty of local support for you

After walking through Low Lorton, I followed the lane which runs along the other side of the valley. It’s a lengthy road section, but not an issue. The lane is very quiet, and I didn’t see a single car

The weather deteriorated as I went along. Visibility was very poor and the rain became heavier – and kept getting on the camera lens. The fabulous view from Foulsyke (the best view in England from a road in my opinion) was a complete wash out

I was planning to walk to Crummock Water and return via the high level path but in view of the conditions I decided to cut my losses, and returned to the start via the road

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