Local Walks



Alison has published  a guide to dog-friendly walks in the North Lakes  i.e. in the Keswick area.

This is a set of walks in a ring binder with a pvc pouch on a lanyard. The idea is that you select a walk from your binder and carry it in the pvc pouch around your neck.

She has also published a small booklet "Visiting the Lake District with your Dog" giving useful general information.
Further information can be found  here.
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Image of book cover - dog posing on rock with Blencathra in the background


Walks from the front door

 

Walking Links

 

From the farm, without getting in your car, you can stroll through the fields to Castlerigg Stone Circle (3/4 mile), or across the valley to the little church of St John's in the Vale (1 mile) and then turn right onto High Rigg or left onto Low Rigg and Tewet Tarn. (pronounced Tyufet).  A more energetic walk through the fields (three miles) takes you to Walla Crag with breathtaking views over Derwentwater, Borrowdale and the western fells.

Another good walk is through the fields and on through Great Wood to the shores of Derwentwater. Then either walk north along the lake shore to Keswick or walk south along the lake and then head for Ashness Bridge and follow the path up over Walla Crag and back to Low Nest. 

 

Four of the best sites for Lakeland Walks are David Hall's LakeDistrictWalks, Sean McMahon's stridingedge.net, Andrew Leaney's leaney.org, and Andy Malcom's gateway2thelakes all with excellent photos and maps of hundreds of walks.

See also Anna Barwick's blencathra.org, John Dawson's lakedistrictwalks.com and Anne Bowker's madaboutmountains.com

See also    www.go4awalk.com