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.
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. 


Unfortunately most of the walks sites that were listed here are defunct or have morphed into completely different sites but a couple remain:- Sean McMahon's stridingedge.net,
John Dawson's lakedistrictwalks.com is extant but not updated recently

See also    www.go4awalk.com

One new site (to me anyway) is Richard Ratcliffe's summiteer.co.uk
I would be interested to learn of any other new sites