Glenridding to Keldas via Lanty's Tarn

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Keldas is described by Wainwright as an extremity of Birkhouse Moor, 'an abrupt wooded height overlooking the upper reach of Ullswater'. It is easily reached from Glenridding with good signposting, although the ascent is steep. The walk described here makes a circuit that traverses a slope and returns along the banks of Glenridding Beck, but if time is short it is very easy simply to reverse the outward route. The view from the summit is stunning. When Wainwright wrote his comment in 1955 there was a local name for the fell but it did not appear on maps; it is to be supposed that his endorsement of the hill has led to the OS now putting the name on the map as well as persuading the landowner to erect a stile and give permission to climb to the summit. The land is private but that sort of thing didn't bother Wainwright any more than climbing over stone walls. As well as an attractive sketch, Wainwright adds, 'Artists and photographers will vote Keldas the loveliest and most delightful place among the Eastern Fells'. Can you afford not to go there?

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

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Birds, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Mountains, National Trust, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Tea Shop, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland

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