Howtown - Fusedale - Wether Hill - Arthur's Pike - The Cockpit

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22km is quite a long walk but the features, highlights and breathtaking views throughout this route more than make up for the effort. Starting off at Martindale Church, the route heads down to Howtown and follows a footpath along the bottom of Fusedale. This is a quiet valley with few walkers about, which makes this even more delightful.

After heading to the top of the valley the route takes a sharp turn east to reach the plateau by Wether Hill and summits four Wainwrights along the ridge north over Loadpot Hill to Arthur's Pike.

After enjoying the spectacular views of Ullswater from Bonscale Pike and Arthur's Pike, the route follows an intermittent path along the ancient Roman road called High Street. The Roman road takes you down to another ancient ruin on this walk: The Cockpit Stone Circle. The enigmatic stones are a real highlight on an open moor and worth a good look around and study. From the circle the route follows a simple path down to Howtown.

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

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Ancient Monument, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Lake/Loch, Moor, Mountains, Wildlife

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