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Helvellyn – Helicopter on Striding Edge

Video of repairs to striding edge, where a helicopter drops stone to be used. Striding Edge stretches for over 1.5 km linking the summit ridge of Birkhouse Moor to the summit of Helvellyn and involves some steep scrambling and 80 meters of rough rocky terrain.

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Wainwright

Wainwright Walking is now one of the biggest attractions of the Lake District with many footpaths to follow whether strolling around the low lying lakes or climbing up into the mountainous fells whichever is undertaken the scenery is magnificent

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Silver How from Grasmere round

Silver How which stands over the village of Grasmere is 395m (1,296ft) high and forms part of the Blea Rigg ridge. The fell is popular with walkers and photographers.

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Binsey near Bassenthwaite Lake round

Binsey at 447m (1,467ft) is a small fell on the northern edge of the Lake District, Cumbria. It is a lovely short family walk or an easy one to start with for beginners. It is the northernmost of the Wainwrights but is detached from the rest of the Lake District fells.

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Buttermere Lake from Buttermere round

Buttermere Lake a beautiful lake from which Buttermere village takes its name is about 1¼ miles long by about ¼ of a mile wide and 75 feet deep lying at the head of the valley of the River Cocker.

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Grasmere Lake to Chapel Stile round

Grasmere is a very pretty and popular village situated on the River Rothay and Chapel Stile sits at the foot of Great Langdale on the banks of the River Brathay.

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Grasmere to Grisedale Tarn and Seat Sandal round

Whilst Seat Sandal’s eastern slopes are steep and craggy as they fall away towards Grisedale Hause containing Grisedale Tarn, its western slopes above Dunmail Raise are smooth and grassy.

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Coniston – Brantwood and Lake Shore round

Brantwood built in 1797 was a very cold, damp and decayed cottage when John Ruskin bought it for £1500. He transformed it into a magnificent mansion that commands one of the finest views in the Lake District.

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Hawkshead – Outgate to Blelham Tarn and Wray Castle round

Wray Castle is a Victorian neo-gothic castle built on the shores of Lake Windermere in 1840 for James Dawson, a retired Liverpudlian surgeon. Beatrix Potter spent a family summer holiday in the castle when she was 16 in 1882.

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Swineside Knott – Dockray and Aira Force round

Swineside Knott and Common Fell are the two highest points on Watermillock Common which is a ridge of high land that rises 400 metres above Ullswater. Aira Beck that passes through Dockray drops over 200 feet over two waterfalls, High Force and Aira Force.

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Ullswater – Patterdale to Hartsop round

Patterdale provides beautiful views of Ullswater and the surrounding mountains whilst Hartsop a small olde worlde end of the road village at the foot of Kirkstone Pass consists of 17th century grey stone cottages and farm buildings.

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Coniston – Old Railway Line and Lake Shore round

Coniston is a lovely little village close to the northern end of Coniston Water in the Furness area of Cumbria and located in the southern part of the Lake District National Park. Coniston Water at five miles long and half a mile wide is the third largest lake in the Lake District and is an example of a ribbon lake formed by glaciations during the last ice age.

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Grasmere to Alcock Tarn round

Alcock Tarn situated at 360 metres on the western flakes of Heron Pike was originally a small natural tarn known as Butter Crags Tarn and was enlarged by means of a stone and earth dam in the 19th century.

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Grasmere to Easedale Tarn round

Easedale Tarn set in one of the Lake District’s most dramatic locations sits in a hollow about 280m (910ft) above sea level. Its outflow is Sourmilk Gill, named after the milky white waterfalls, which runs east towards Grasmere.

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Buttermere open 12th and 13th January 2016

This is a short video showing that Buttermere in the Lake District is open for business and walking.

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Lake District is open for business from Keswick to Pooley Bridge

The Lake District is open for businesses and walking. The roads are clear of flood water and the communities are doing a fantastic job clearing the debris away.

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Troutbeck to Dubbs Reservoir and Allen Knott round

Dubbs Road is an old drovers road situated on the eastern flank of the Troutbeck valley and Allen Knott owned by the National Trust is a small steep outcrop where a barely visible Dark Age British hillfort once occupied the summit.

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Grasmere to Helm Crag (Lion and the Lamb) round

Helm Crag at 405 metres (1,329 feet) sits to the north of Grasmere at the end of a ridge and is recognised by its distinctive summit rocks hence its alternative name ‘The Lion and the Lamb’.

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Borrowdale Valley – Grange to Seatoller by the River Derwent round

Grange is situated at the other side of a 1675 two arched bridge in a narrow gorge known as the Jaws of Borrowdale and the hamlet of Seatoller lies at the east foot of Honister Pass.

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The Newlands Valley – Rigg Beck near Braithwaite to Knott Rigg and Ard Crags round

Knott Rigg is situated at the head of the beautiful Newlands Valley on a four kilometre long ridge below Causey Pike and Sail. It is usually climbed with Ard Crags which sits on the ridge 1.5 kilometres to the north east.

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Watendlath from Lodore Falls near Keswick round

The traditional packhorse bridge leading into Watendlath is the most well known and most photographed packhorse bridge in England.

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Braithwaite to Barrow – Outerside and Stile End round

Barrow at 455 metres is situated in the quiet and very pretty Newlands Valley whilst Outerside at 568 metres and its subsidiary top Stile End at 447 metres are smaller fells of the lovely Coledale Valley.

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Osprey Viewpoint and Dodd from Dodd Wood car park round

Dodd at 502m (1,647ft) is a small fell in comparison to the rest of the fells in the Lake District. It lies on Forestry Commission Land known as Dodd Wood which has become very popular with visitors and birdwatchers due to the only pair of nesting Ospreys in northern England.

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Skiddaw via Little Man and Carl Side from Latrigg Car Park round

Skiddaw standing at 931 m (3,054 ft) is the sixth highest mountain in the Lake District and dominates the skyline in this part of the northern lakes.

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Borrowdale – High Raise from Stonethwaite round

High Raise in Borrowdale, the highest fell in the Central Fells is not to be confused with the High Raise in the Far Eastern Fells. The Langstrath valley and its beck is a hidden gem.

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Ashness Bridge to High Seat and Bleaberry Fell round

Ashness Bridge is maybe one of the most photographed stone built pack horse bridges in the Lake District. High Seat located in the centre of the Lake District is the highest point for about 5 miles in any direction.

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Dufton to the Lead Mines and Great Rundale Tarn round

Dufton is a peaceful pretty village situated on the eastern side of the Eden Valley and only about 3 miles north from Appleby-in-Westmorland. The houses in Dufton were built from the 17th century onwards and the village has changed little over the last 100 years. Dufton Pike at 481 metres (1578 feet) sits neatly above Dufton to the north east and beyond Dufton Pike there is much evidence of the mine workings. Dufton was a centre for lead mining in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Shap Abbey from Rosgill via Keld round

Shap Abbey was a monastic religious house of the Premonstratensian order. Although the present abbey was built in 1199 the monastic community was originally founded on another site 20 miles south of Kendal in 1190, but it moved to the present site then called Hepp in 1199. The abbey prospered for around 300 years until the Dissolution of the Monasteries when the lead was taken from the roof and the building stones carted away for re-use elsewhere. All that remains today is the tower, still at its full height, and the outline of the buildings is clearly visible.

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Martindale to Wether Hill on High Street (Roman Road) round

High Street at 828 metres (2718 feet) has the highest summit of the far eastern fells of the Lake District National Park. A wall follows the ridge over the flat summit known as Racecourse Hill and Fell ponies can often be seen grazing there. High Street takes its name from the 2000 year old Roman Road that passes over it. The views are amazing stretching from the Pennines in the east to a fantastic curve of Lakeland fells in the west.

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St John’s in the Vale – Castlerigg Stone Circle and Low Rigg

Castlerigg Stone Circle situated about 1.5 miles south east of Keswick is a famous monument standing on a superb natural plateau which provides an outstanding all round view of the surrounding fells and also some of the highest peaks such as Blencathra, Skiddaw, Grasmoor and Helvellyn. The circle is one of Britain’s earliest stone circles dating back to the Neolithic period 4000 to 5000 years ago.

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Martindale – Hause Farm to Beda Fell round

Our video is a guided walk in the wonderful and peaceful Martindale valley in the Lake District. From Hause Farm we walk up to the summit of Beda Fell named Beda Head then make our way down to the beautiful valley of Bannerdale where we are lucky enough to film the red deer that roam free.

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Ullswater – Pooley Bridge to Cockpit Stone Circle and Howtown round

This is wonderfull walk from Pooley Bridge to the Cockpit Stone Circle and then on to Howtown where we see one of the Ullswater Steamers leaving the pier on its journey to Pooley Bridge. We return via the shore of Ullswater.

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Ullswater – Patterdale to Silver Crag round

Our video is a guided walk in the Lake District, Cumbria. From Patterdale in the Ullswater Valley we walk to Silver Crag, situated below the summit of Place Fell, along the shore of Ullswater Lake. We return on to Patterdale via the disused quarries. This is an easy walk on good paths and tracks with one easy to moderate incline at Silver Crag. A great family walk.

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Langdales – Lingmoor Fell from Elterwater round

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Ambleside – Wansfell Pike – Troutbeck round

Wansfell lies 1.5 miles east of Ambleside and is part of the long southern ridge of Caudale Moor. It has an extensive summit ridge with two summits. Wansfell Pike is an attractive rocky top at 482 metres (1,581 feet).

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Great Langdale – Crinkle Crags from Dungeon Ghyll round

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Great Langdale – Bow Fell from Dungeon Ghyll round

Bow Fell at 902 metres (2,959 feet) is the sixth highest mountain and one of the most popular fells of the Lake District. Dungeon Ghyll is a ravine on the north side of the valley that starts on the fell slopes between Harrison Stickle and Loft Crag.

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Stony Cove Pike from Hartsop round

Stony Cove Pike at 763 metres (2503.28 feet) is also known as Caudale Moor or John Bell’s Banner. Hartsop is a small olde worlde end of the road village at the foot of Kirkstone Pass consisting of 17th century grey stone cottages and farm buildings and lies in the Patterdale valley.

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Great Gable via Green Gable from Honister Slate Mine round

Great Gable at 899 metres (2,949.5 feet) is one of the most popular fells in the Lakes and appears as a pyramid from Wasdale but as a dome from all other directions. Green Gable at 801 metres (2,628 feet) is often walked en-route to its more famous neighbour Great Gable.

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The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside

The Fairfield Horseshoe is a very popular circular ridge walk starting from Rydal or Ambleside that takes in all the fells that surround the valley of Rydal Beck. The circular is about 10 miles from Rydal or 11 miles from Ambleside.

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Lake District (Cumbria) Walks

Lorton Vale: Loweswater – Mosedale – Crummock Water round

Loweswater is a tiny village situated in the picturesque and tranquil Lorton Vale within the Lake District National Park. Crummock Water, situated between the lakes of Loweswater and Buttermere, is owned by the National Trust. It is about 2½ miles long by ¾ of a mile wide and 140 feet deep.

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Glaramara – Allen Crags from Seathwaite round

Glaramara at 783 metres (2,569 feet) is central and part of a long ridge that stretches over 3.75 miles (6km) from Stonethwaite in Borrowdale up to the mountain pass of Esk Hause. Allen Crags situated at the end of the long ridge from Stonethwaite to Esk Hause stands at 785 metres just two metres higher than Glaramara.

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Helvellyn from Glenridding round (Striding Edge)- Ullswater Valley

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Dove Crag from Brothers Water

Dove Crag at 792 metres (2598 feet) is situated in the Eastern Fells of the Lake District National Park and is often climbed as part of the Fairfield Horseshoe walk from Ambleside.

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Blencathra from Scales round

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High Spy via Tongue Gill from Borrowdale Gates round

High Spy at 653 metres (2142 feet) is the highest point on the ridge that runs from Cat Bells to the start of Dale Head. The ridge separates Borrowdale from the Newlands Valley and the top of this part of the ridge is broad and fairly level.

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Causey Pike – Sail – Stonycroft Gill round

Causey Pike at 637 metres (2090 feet) is one of the most distinctive fells when viewed from Derwent Water and Keswick due to its distinguishing summit “noble” which catches the eye. It rises up between Whinlatter Pass and Newlands Pass and is separated from Barrow and Outerside fells to the north by Stonycroft Gill.

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Cat Bells and Derwent Water from Hawes End round

Cat Bells at only 451 metres (1480 feet) is one of the most popular fells in the area and a lovely family walk. The fell is situated on the western shore of Derwent Water and looks peacefully impressive from nearby Keswick and from the viewpoint on Friars Crag on the opposite side of Derwent Water.

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Keswick – Latrigg – Old Railway Line round

Latrigg at 368m (1207ft) is one of the lowest fells in the Lake District but very popular due to its location overlooking Keswick and its views down the valley of Borrowdale from the summit.

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Grasmere and the Bluebells at White Moss Wood round

White Moss Wood is a wonderful bluebell wood situated between Grasmere Lake and Rydal Water. Loughrigg Terrace is a well known level path which runs across Loughrigg Fell and provides superb views of Grasmere, Helm Crag and the Fairfield group.

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Rannerdale Knotts and the Bluebells round

Rannerdale Knotts at 355 metres maybe one of the smaller Cumbrian fells but it certainly has a good stiff climb to the top. It overlooks the southern end of Crummock Water and is surrounded by the much higher fells of Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike and across Crummock Water by Mellbreak, Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag and Haystacks.

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Patterdale – Place Fell – Ullswater round

Patterdale is a small village situated at the southern end of Ullswater in the Patterdale Valley. The village has beautiful views of Ullswater and the surrounding mountains which dominate on one side by the Helvellyn range and by Place Fell on the other side.

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Buttermere – Haystacks from Gatesgarth Farm round

Haystacks at 597m (1958ft) situated at the southern end of Buttermere Lake has become one of the most popular fells in the area due to Alfred Wainwright’s description and attraction to the fell. The summit sits on a short rocky spine set at right angles to the ridge.

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Buttermere to Red Pike via Scale Force round

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Wordsworth’s Rydal to Heron Pike and Alcock Tarn round

Heron Pike at 612 metres rises on the long southern ridge of its parent fell Fairfield and is mostly climbed as part of the Fairfield horseshoe walk. It sits between the adjoining fells of Nab Scar and Great Rigg.

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Tarn Hows from Tilberthwaite round

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Great Langdale – Stickle Tarn – Harrison Stickle round

Dungeon Ghyll is a ravine on the north side of the valley that starts on the fell slopes between Harrison Stickle and Loft Crag. Harrison Stickle at 736 m (2414 ft) is the largest of the four peaks that make up the Langdale Pikes the other three being Pike of Stickle at 709 m (2326 ft), Loft Crag at 682 m (2238 ft)and Pavery Ark at 700 m (2297 ft).

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Old Man of Coniston round

The Old Man of Coniston is a fell rising dramatically to the west of Coniston village and Coniston Water. Standing at 803 metres (2634 feet) it is often referred to as Coniston Old Man or just simply The Old Man and is very popular with tourists and fell walkers with a number of well marked paths to the summit but is normally climbed from Coniston village.

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Ullswater/Patterdale Valley – Glenridding to Sheffield Pike round

Glenridding, situated on the shore at the southern end of Ullswater, is set in some of the most beautiful countryside of the Ullswater and Patterdale valley. Sheffield Pike at 675m (2215ft) is an outlier fell of the Helvellyn range and stands on the eastern side of the range overlooking Ullswater.

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Borrowdale – Rosthwaite to Watendlath round

Borrowdale, often referred to as Cumberland Borrowdale to distinguish it from Borrowdale in the county of Westmorland, lies in the central Lake District. The River Derwent flows through the dale into the lake of Derwent Water.

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Thirlmere – Castle Crag Fort from Legburthwaite round

Legburthwaite is a small hamlet in the Allerdale District of Cumbria and is situated just north of Thirlmere reservoir. The village houses a church, a youth hostel and a National Trust car park with toilets and a picnic area.

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Borrowdale – Castle Crag from Rosthwaite round

Castle Crag at 945 metres is one of the smaller hills in the valley of Borrowdale and rises between Broadslack Gill and the River Derwent. Although below a 1,000 feet it is a very impressive rugged hill with steep faces on all sides except the south.

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Hartsop to Boredale Hause – Angle Tarn and Hayeswater

Hartsop is a small olde worlde end of the road village at the foot of Kirkstone Pass consisting of 17th century grey stone cottages and farm buildings and lies in the Patterdale valley within what was once a royal forest set aside for deer hunting. Red squirrels, badgers, birds and other wildlife are attracted to this peaceful valley.

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Devil’s Bridge – Kirkby Lonsdale – Whittington – River Lune round

Kirkby Lonsdale is a historic market town in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria. The town is situated on the banks of the River Lune in the idyllic Lune Valley and provided inspiration to artists such as Constable and Turner.

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Kirkby Stephen – River Eden – Nateby round

Kirkby Stephen is a small market town and is a centre for several smaller villages in the surrounding area such as Nateby, Ravenstonedale and Mallerstang. The River Eden passes by Kirkby Stephen almost hidden from view on the eastern edge of the town.

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Lacy’s Caves and Long Meg Stone Circle round

Lacy’s Caves are series of five chambers carved out of the red sandstone cliff above the River Eden. They were carved out by hand in the 18th century and named after Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Lacy who commissioned their carving and lived in Salkeld Hall.

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Rydal

Rydal – Loughrigg Fell – Loughrigg Tarn – Rydal Water round

Rydal a very small hamlet is situated on a trade route between Ambleside and Grasmere in the Lake District of Cumbria. Rydal is an Old Norse word meaning “valley where rye was grown” and the trade route was a packhorse route until the late 18th century…

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The Langdales – Chapel Stile-Little Langdale Tarn-Skelwith Bridge-Elterwater round

Langdale is a valley in the Lake District and is the collective name for Great Langdale and Little Langdale which are separated by Lingmoor Fell. Great Langdale is best known for the Langdale Pikes which are a group of peaks on the northern side of the dale.

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Borrowdale – Seathwaite – Great End – Sty Head round

Seathwaite is a hamlet situated at the end of a no-through road in the Borrowdale valley in the Lake District of Cumbria. Seathwaite has now become one of the most popular starting points giving access to the mountains such as Brown Base, Glaramara, Great End, Great Gable, Green Gable and Scafell Pike.

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Grange-over-Sands – Cartmel – Hampsfell round

Grange-over-Sands is a town by the sea, with a wide tidal range, in the southern part of the Lake District of Cumbria. Grange was once a small fishing village in the Victorian era and with the arrival of the railway brought many tourists and so became a popular seaside resort.

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Patterdale – Grisedale Beck – Glenridding round

Patterdale is a small village in the Patterdale Valley in the Lake District of Cumbria. The village has beautiful views of Ullswater and the surrounding mountains which dominate on one side by the Helvellyn range and by Place Fell on the other side.

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Dockray – Gowbarrow Fell – Aira Force round

Dockray is a very small village in Patterdale in the Lake District of Cumbria. Aira Beck flowing from the rolling fells of the Dodds passes through Dockray then turns south to find its way into Ullswater.

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Keswick – Walla Crag – Derwent Water round

Keswick – Walla Crag – Derwent Water round

Keswick is a market town in the Lake District in the county of Cumbria and lies within the Lake District National Park. Derwent Water is about 3 miles long by 1 mile wide and sits on the south edge of Keswick town and is fed and drained by the River Derwent.

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Grisedale Pike from Braithwaite via Coledale Beck round

The Lake District is a mountainous region in the county of Cumbria in North West England famous for its lakes and fells and also for the early 19th century writings and poetry of William Wordsworth.

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Arnside – Arnside Knott – River Kent round

Arnside a beautiful and peaceful village, south of The Lake District in Cumbria, is situated on the boarder of Lancashire and faces the estuary of the River Kent on the north eastern corner of Morecambe Bay.

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Staveley to Longsleddale Round, Kendal

Kendal is a large market town situated on the River Kent and is the southern gateway to the Lake District making this an ideal walking base being only 8miles from Windermere and the ferry across the lake.

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Grizedale Forest Park

Grizedale Forest is a great place for the young, old and disabled. This forest has eight different trails of all terrains taking in 80 sculptures scattered all over the forest. The trails are all colour coded and way marked to suit your ability.

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