Lorton Vale

Lorton Vale

Western Lake District

Route: A short walk in Lorton Vale

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 31st July 2015

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 3.5 miles

Ascent: 450 feet

Weather: Bright at start but clouded over then rained

We’ve walked this route, or variations of it, many times in order to visit the village shop in High Lorton. The shop closed about 3 years ago but – good news – it’s re-opening again under new management. We decided that a walk along our local valley was long overdue

Although we started out from home, the walk can easily be adapted by starting out in High Lorton or at the small parking space near High Swinside

We walked along the lane to High Lorton and just after Hopebeck we took the path across the fields to Low Swinside. We followed the quiet lane for a while before turning off to join the path into High Lorton

The return route took us through Boonbeck and Scales and then to the delightful elevated path which runs the length of Lorton Vale, as far as Crummock Water. We’d been planning to follow the path as far as Miller Place but it started to rain so just beyond High Swinside we took a shortcut by continuing down the lane down to Hopebeck

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