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This is a wondrful walk in most conditions. There are some boggy parts from the top of Garburn Pass to Ill Bell and frozen ground can be a blessing. Substantial snow cornices form so stick to the path. With a strong south-westerly the wind at...More
The famous Kentmere horseshoe is a strenuous 13 mile hike but there is a less strenuous 7 mile lower walk which goes from Kentmere village up to the reservoir up one side of the valley and down the other. Still good views up and down...More
Really good walk with clear paths. Challenging at times as lots of ascents! We parked in kentmere a farmer had opened the field for parking as parking is very limited there. Would recommend to get there early. Also if using a website for direction- print...More
This is an excellent long hill walk. Parking can be difficult, although there is sometimes a field which is opened up. You need to have a good level of fitness and should be able to navigate, and it's absolutely essential to have with you spare...More
Highly recommended but not in mist the side of Ill Bell would have been impossible up the Garburn pass to start then round it took us 9.5 hours but we are a little over 60 challenging but the view were magnificent all around
We did this yesterday tracing the route of the fell race that takes place in July. Fantastic scenery and a good few Wainwrights to bag. Do go prepared though. When the cloud comes down you're in trouble if you aren't.
Parking is tricky - we...More
I've not done this walk for many years as you have to arrive very early to get a parking space, or be lucky as I was and find that the field that is sometime open for parking, is open.
As this isn't a walking guide...More
Wainwright baggers know this one well, but many tourists driving in from the M6 automatically drive up to Windermere and beyond, without ever knowing that the secluded Kentmere valley has it's entrance just off the main A591 road at Staveley. There are many glorious footpaths...More