Whinlatter Forest - Lake District Walk

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

After yesterday's short trip up Binsey it was time to test out how well my knee would cope with some steeper Lake District fells. As it was a hot day a walk from the campsite, taking advantage of the shade in the nearby Whinlatter Forest, seemed a sensible option.

Start: Lanefoot Campsite (NY 2274 2465)

Route: Lanefoot Campsite - Thornthwaite - Comb Beck - Whinlatter Forest - Comb Bridge - Masmill Beck - Braithwaite - Lanefoot Campsite

Distance: 6 miles     Ascent: 392 metres      Time Taken: 3 hours 20 mins

Terrain: Easy paths

Weather: Hot and sunny

Pub Visited: Royal Oak, Braithwaite    Ale Drunk: Jennings Cumberland

Route Map >>



Skiddaw from the track behind the campsite.

Lonscale Fell

Looking down the valley towards Latrigg and Lonscale Fell.

Comb Beck

Crossing Comb Beck.

Grisedale Pike

As we rejoin the track towards the visitors centre Grisedale Pike comes into view.

Clough Head

The view also extends along the valley towards Clough Head.

Hospital Plantation

After crossing the road we follow the broad tracks through Hospital Plantation.

Bassenthwaite Lake

Heading down the road we stop to admire the view across Bassenthwaite Lake.


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