Lorton Vale

Western Lake District

Route: A short walk in Lorton Vale

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 13th March 2014

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 1.8 miles

Ascent: 300 feet

A puncture sustained on the way back from yesterday’s walk scuppered my plans for an early start, and it wasn’t until midday that I was free to get out – by which time I only had time for a short walk from the house. Anyone else following this route should start from the small car parking space near High Swinside

I walked along the lane towards Miller Place and just before the farm I turned left uphill along the outgang which connects with a lovely terraced path running the length of the valley. I followed this path, which is very wet in parts, then crossed over Hope Beck, and then joined the gated road back to the house

It’s a walk we’ve done many times and always enjoy, though sadly the misty conditions today concealed the great views and it wasn’t a good day for photography

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