Brund Fell & Kings How Circuit

  • Difficulty: Hard

A slightly more strenuous walk from Rosthwaite, the Brund Fell (1,363ft) and Kings How (1,250ft) circuit is well worth the initial steep climb, with spectacular views along the way.

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The Borrowdale Yews

  • Difficulty: Easy

3 (previously 4) ancient Yew trees located in Borrowdale. These trees are all over 1500 years old and are celebrated in Wordsworth’s 1803 poem ‘Yew Trees’.

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The Bowder Stone

  • Difficulty: Easy

Located in the Jaws of Borrowdale, where the valley narrows, the Bowder Stone is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Lake District.

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Langstrath Valley

  • Difficulty: Easy

A picturesque 7½ mile circular walk right from the front door. A beautiful walk taking in the Bridges of Langstrath Beck and the Romantic Black Moss Pot a popular place for a dip and picnic and be warned the occasional skinny dipper!

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Seatoller to Grange Circuit

  • Difficulty: Medium

An easy, half day, circular walk with fabulous views of the area in any weather. Either a 1 and a ½ mile walk to Seatoller or open top bus ride then a scenic walk along the fell to Grange, where you can take refreshment before rambling back along the rivers edge to Rosthwaite.

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Derwentwater

  • Distance: 2.2 Miles
  • Difficulty: Easy

A 2½ mile walk along the river takes you to Grange where you can walk around Derwentwater and its scenic wooded slopes. From here you can walk along the lake edge and even take the Keswick Launch.

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High Spy & Maiden Moor

  • Difficulty: Hard

From the door through Rosthwaite and up through Rigg Head Quarries toward High Spy from there you can walk the ridge all the way to Maiden Moor and Catbells taking in the most magnificient views of Derwentwater and the Borrowdale Valley.

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View from the summit of Ard Crags, with the Irish Sea in the distance.

Knott Rigg and Ard Crags

  • Distance: 5.8 miles
  • Difficulty: Medium

The car park at Newlands Hause provides a ‘leg up’ on this walk. Knott Rigg stands at around 1825 feet high and is located on a four-kilometre-long stretch of ridge in the Newlands Valley. The climb begins from the off and the path up the mountain can clearly be seen throughout. After reaching the summit of Knott …

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Walks Beyond This Point Are Not From The Door


Illgill Head and Whin Rigg overlooking the striking blue lake, Wastwater.

Middle Fell

  • Distance: 4.2 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy

This is a fantastic walk especially if you are short on time. Parking on a roadside verge near Greendale Cottages, follow a grassy path which gradually leads uphill. As the path continues it becomes rockier in terrain. Follow the bank of Greendale Gill which leads to Greendale Tarn. Take the pathway above the tarn, following …

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Looking over Bleaberry Tarn on the High Stile range.

High Stile Range

  • Distance: 9.4 miles
  • Difficulty: Medium

Parking on the National Trust Car Park on the edge of Buttermere Lane, walk across the foot of the lake. Upon reaching Burness Wood the path begins to climb, once you are above the treeline there are wonderful views over Buttermere. It can be quite cool on the tops, so it’s worth packing hats and …

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