Crosthwaite - St Catherine's Old Tower

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A tranquil walk in the much quieter undulating foothills of south-east Lakeland, with the higher fells forming a delightful backdrop and with stunning distant views of the sea and sands of Morecambe Bay, seen from the higher parts of the walk. The walk starts from the quaint hamlet of Crosthwaite, which is a scattering of cottages and farms and takes in quiet country lanes, old walled tracks and fine pastureland. The walk also includes a visit to St Catherine's old tower, which was built in 1620 and is all that remains of what was the manor chapel for Crook Hall.

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


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Wildlife, Woodland
02/05/2014 - Robert Hughes

A really enjoyable with very good range of views. The directions are excellent but these points may help. The path after WM6 is not very clear - indeed there appear to be several 'paths' to take - the one I took reached the wall too soon and led to a scramble through the gorse!. The correct path becomes distinct before the wall. Between WM11 and WM12 there is now a new fence - just keep it on your right. As you approach WM16 there are several paths across the beck - don't be tempted to cross any of these - keep the beck on your right.

01/03/2012 - Rosemary Murphy

No longer able to park in front of the community hall so parking can be a problem. Lovely walk, best saved for a nice day as can be wet in places.

02/06/2010 - Henry Jarman

03/06/10 Len Osborne Have done this walk today and what a pleasure it was, the gorse was in bloom and the route is so easy to follow

19/07/2009 - Gary Crossley

4th July 2009 - Fantastic walk away from the crowds. Very peaceful and lots to see. Would recommend the walk. Compliments to the author. Gary

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