Kentmere - Kentmere Reservoir - Kentmere

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The scenic Kentmere Valley lies to the east of Lake Windermere and is a less frequented part of the Lake District. This is an easy, level walk along the tranquil and beautiful valley bottom. All on good tracks with very little climbing, it takes you into the heart of Lakeland's eastern fells. The walk goes along one side of the valley to the beautiful and remote Kentmere Reservoir, then returns down the other side passing the Bronze Age settlement at Tongue House. Then it returns to the church where we started our walk.

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

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Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, River, Wildlife
16/08/2014 - Robert Hughes

This is a great walk that provides wonderful views of the Kentmere horseshoe with spectacular crags, high peaks and the heads of two valleys. The directions are clear and paths easy to follow. Being a valley walk plenty of water flows off the high hills on either side and this makes waterproof footwear essential - though there is very little soft/boggy ground. If you are happy to ford the entry beck then the walk can be extended by walking around the reservoir which provides even better views of the surrounding peaks. Also if you would like a variation on your return there is an alternative path 50 metres above the valley that starts with a short zig-zag ascent just before the dis-used quarry at WM13 and re-joins just after WM16.

24/06/2012 - Judy Brua

You need to watch for waymark 3 - if you are chatting you might miss it although otherwise it is pretty obvious. If you come to a farmyard with a gate you have gone too far and need to back-track by about 200 yards. It was very wet and pretty windy when we did this walk but it was still nice - magnificent I would imagine when the weather is good.

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