1. Walk past the post box and 40 mph sign and turn left onto the Private Road with a footpath fingerpost for ‘Rosthwaite Allotment’. On meeting a road turn right and after 75 yards left onto a footpath signed ‘Rosthwaite’.

Follow the uphill woodland path keeping right to cross Black Beck and exit the wood through a gate at the top. The grassy path goes along a wall on the left and continues to a gate ahead to meet a stony track.

Look behind for splendid views of the Coniston Fells. At the track turn left, signed ‘Rosthwaite’, and cross a stile next to a padlocked gate.

Pass Rosthwaite Farm and continue along the tarmac lane. Appropriately for an equine farm, Rosthwaite translates from Old Norse meaning ‘the clearing where horses are kept’.

Walking down the lane offers stunning views ahead over Windermere to Ambleside with the impressive Fairfield horseshoe behind. Just before reaching the road at Bellman Ground turn right onto the path signed ‘Barker Knott Farm,’ keeping left beside a wall to go through a gate and meet a track. Walk past the farm and turn right onto the A5074.

2. After 75 yards, at a bend in the road, turn left onto the path signed ‘Lindeth Lane’. Go through the gateway next to a concrete building. After 50 yards the uphill path turns sharp left then right, goes besides gorse bushes, past a waymarker post, through a kissing gate and across the driveway of Ash Cottage.

Go through a metal kissing gate, turn left to go uphill and ascend steps. Go through a gate to pass to the right of Lindeth Cottage and through another gate.

Lindeth’s name derives from from old English meaning ‘the high place where lime trees grow’. Pass a pond on the left and walk through the yard of Lindeth Farm.

Continue along the tarmac farm lane and immediately after passing the white house of Tethers End, turn left over a wall stile. Follow the waymarked path ahead to pass Linthwaite House and Windy Hall (a pink building), whose garden was featured on BBC Gardeners World and Gardeners Question Time in 2015.

Turn right beside a wooden garage onto the path signed ‘Crook Road’. Cross Crook Road (the B5284) to Windy Hall Road opposite.

3. Descend Windy Hall Road and turn left into Bordriggs Brow. Descend through the woods to the A5074. Cross the road, turn right, walk beyond the end of the footway then turn left and descend Smithy Lane to Ferny Green Drive.

Turn left then left again onto the A592. Cross the B5285 (the ferry road), pass the marina and marina village, then fork left onto Meadow Croft Lane (‘Private Road’). Pass Meadowcroft Cottages and keep straight on at a crossroads.

At a junction turn right and descend Middle Entrance Drive to the A592. Turn left and return to the lay-by where the walk began.