Clappersgate and Todd Crag

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Starting off in the tiny hamlet of Clappersgate, this walk follows a short section of road before joining a public footpath that takes you west to the first viewpoint, about ten minutes into the walk. The view is of the northern end of Windermere and even has a bench to sit and admire for a few minutes! The walk continues west to another bench and similar view but includes parts of Latterbarrow and Black Crag as well as Windermere. The next short section is steeper but gets the hard part out of the way quickly! The top of Todd Crag is only another ten minutes away to the north-east and the view down the length of Windermere is utterly breathtaking!

From the summit the route then passes a series of small tarns, including Lily Tarn with its small island in the middle with a lone tree growing strong. The route then descends back to the second bench and through the woodlands around Nanny Brow to the car park.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - South East


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, River, Wildlife, Woodland
16/04/2022 - Kate Blythe

We started this walk from Ambleside picking it up from waymark 2. The walk from Ambleside was lovely along the river rothay. This walk was steeper than we expected but we were rewarded with lovely views of windermere. Once at the top we couldn't fine the next waymarks but wandered around for a bit as the walk goes back down part the same way, it was fine. From ambleside and back we logged it as 4.5 miles but may have missed some mileage at the top. Lovely walk and great 360 degree views. Imagine the bluebells in the wood on the way down would be stunning at the right time of year.

12/08/2021 - Thomas Eldridge

Good quick walk with nice views. At step two there is no telephone box anymore(surprise). The footpath is just opposite the junction there is a large pine bending over towards the road.

18/08/2014 - Robert Hughes

This is a great short walk that provides surprisingly good views for such a low peak (200m). Perhaps it's worth being aware that although correctly graded easy there are some quite uneven and steep sections to negotiate. The directions were good and easy to follow though we managed to get from WM10 to WM13 without spotting the intermediate waymarks!

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