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Sunday, 15 July 2007

Walk for Sunday 15th July - Winster Valley

Walk for July 15

Winster Valley

Length approx 7.5 miles (easy walk, little ascent)

Start: Lay-by next to Ghyll Head Reservoir, (GR399925) 11.00

Or meet at Morrisons, Kendal at 10.40 am to car share.

Leader: Lucy (Tel: 01539 739951 or 07929125587)

Beautiful varied walk through woods and pasture land past several small tarns and with views across Windermere and the added attraction of a stop at the Brown Horse pub half way. Although only a mile or so from Bowness, this is a quiet, unspoilt area of enormous charm. Follows good paths or lanes almost all the way.

Set off through woods to Rosthwaite farm. Crossing over the A5074 we follow a loop along Green Lane past Stonehills tarn and Knipe tarn. A gentle ascent brings us back to the A5074 south of Winster. At this point we can make a quick diversion to the Brown Horse. The return route passes Birket houses and Winster House before leading back to Ghyll Head reservoir.

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