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A sweet little route around Brigsteer that passes a bee reserve

8:10am Friday 18th April 2014

At just 3.5 miles from the centre of Kendal, you can easily buzz along to Brigsteer for a pleasant and fairly easy walk.

This walk takes you through woodland, across open slopes beside the River Rothay, and gives a glimpse of the tranquil waters of Grasmere

9:40am Friday 11th April 2014

This walk starts from Rydal church, St Mary’s, where it is always a delight to view the lovely east window.

A valley horseshoe: Calf Crag via Greenburn and Far Easedale

8:10am Saturday 5th April 2014

Popular horseshoe routes tend to follow fell ridges and maximise the walker’s elevation.

A walk from the car park with the best view in the Lake District

8:30am Saturday 29th March 2014

The circular walk around Tarn Hows is very popular and for very good reasons.

Five mile walk around one of the most tranquil spots of the River Kent

10:10am Saturday 22nd March 2014

A pleasant stroll combining splendid views and what I think is the prettiest and most peaceful stretch of the River Kent.

This walk from Claife Heights goes through naturally wooded upland and large forested area

8:40am Saturday 15th March 2014

Claife Heights lies between Windermere and Esthwaite Water.

This walk captures some of the best views in the area

7:40am Saturday 8th March 2014

Loughrigg Fell is one of the most popular destinations for walkers near Grasmere and Ambleside.

Kentmere walk offers great views and chance to step back in time

9:10am Saturday 8th February 2014

This is a fairly easy walk from Ings to Kentmere Hall and back along the Kentmere Valley.

If the sun is shining the sheer crags live up to their name of White Scar

8:40am Saturday 1st February 2014

Whitbarrow always lifts my spirits when returning along the A590 after a spell ‘down south.’

Top o' Selside is for experienced walkers using a compass

7:40am Saturday 25th January 2014

This is a high level linear walk on the east side of Coniston water. Much of the route is open fell walking following a magnetic bearing so remember to take a compass. The X12 bus service provides a convenient way to get to the start from Coniston but note that this service does not run on Sundays. A highlight of the walk is exactly what it’s called - High Light Haw - offering splendid surprise views of the south end of Coniston water and fells to the west and of Morecambe Bay to the south. It’s a good place to stop for a lunch break. Arthur Ransome fanatics can delight in spotting locations that inspired the writing of his Swallows and Amazons books. The walk later enters the fringes of Grizedale Forest and descends to emerge at Lawson Park. Views of the lake from below Crag Head in the early evening sunlight provides a spectacular place for a later stop with the option of making a short excursion to the top of Crag Head.

A walk around Derwentwater fringed by woodland and dramatic fells

10:10am Saturday 18th January 2014

This is a lovely walk and one in which you might keep your boots fairly dry.

Walk to Gurnal Dubs and Potter Tarn

6:10pm Tuesday 31st December 2013

From the cross roads in the centre of Burneside take the road (New Street) going north east to Skelsmergh

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