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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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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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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Walks Beyond This Point Are Not From The Door


View of Wainwright's last resting place, Innominate Tarn on Haystacks

Haystacks

  • Distance: 5.6 miles
  • Difficulty: Medium

Haystacks was a favourite of Wainwright’s and became his final resting place.  Upon visiting the Innonimate tarn (close to the summit) he asked for his ashes to be scattered there. The views throughout the walk are breathtaking and some of the finest you’ll find in the Lake District. Parking at Galegarth, begin by following a …

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View of Crummock Water in Cumbria

Crummock Water

  • Distance: 2.2 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy

This is a short walk through beautiful landscape. Parking at Park Bridge, cross the bridge and turn right at the footpath sign ahead. The walk then leads through Low Park and above High Park Fell. As you climb above the brow it unveils a fantastic view of Crummock Water below. Follow the dry stone wall …

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