Lorton Vale

Lorton Vale

Western Lake District

Route: Circuit of Lorton Vale

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 3rd June 2014

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 9.7 miles

Weather: some sunny intervals, improved gradually – glorious at end

The last time I walked round the valley, I was snowed in for three days. Today was a chance to do a longer version of that walk in better weather

I started from home but for anyone else following this walk there are car parking opportunities in various places along the way including Lorton, Scale Hill or Lanthwaite Green. After walking down the lane for a short distance I followed a path through fields into Lorton about 2 miles away. After crossing the new bridge at Low Lorton I walked along the Thackthwaite road – this isn’t an issue, it’s a very quiet lane with hardly any traffic

I turned off the lane at Foulsyke after admiring the jaw dropping view into the Buttermere valley, surely one of the best in the lake district. At Scalehill Bridge I walked along the banks of the Cocker through Lanthwaite Wood to the foot of Crummock Water. By now the weather was almost perfect

I made my way over to Lanthwaite and back home along the elevated path which runs along the foot of Whiteside, giving wonderful views all the way – including Scotland today

Previous time here

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