Lorton Dodd


Western Lake District

Route: Lorton Vale

Date of walk: 17th October 2015

Walkers: Andrew Gilly Denise and Phil

Distance: 4.4 miles

Ascent: 500 feet

Weather: sunny

Today was the day when the Lorton village shop re-opened under new ownership, having closed down over 2 years ago. We wanted to show our support for this worthy enterprise and decided to walk into the village from home further down the valley. Anyone else following this walk is recommended to start in High Lorton – it’s a great way to explore beautiful Lorton Vale

We walked along the lane towards Hopebeck and then across the fields into High Lorton. The new shop has been completely refurbished and was well stocked with tempting food. We made a few purchases and walked out of the village past Boonbeck and Scales to join the elevated path which runs along the length of the vale, giving wonderful views all the way

We left the valley path at the outgang by Miller Place and walked back home along the Hopebeck lane. It’s a great little walk and one that we hope to repeat more often now that the village shop is open again – good luck to Lee and Arwen with your new venture

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