Patterdale - Brothers Water - Hartsop - Patterdale

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Patterdale - Brothers Water - Hartsop - Hayeswater Gill - Patterdale

After a short walk (mostly by footpath) alongside the bottom end of the A592 Kirkstone Pass road, we reach the free car park at Cow Bridge. We then follow the west side of Brothers Water on a well-graded path to Hartsop Hall, before turning to return along the path at the east side of the lake. After crossing the Kirkstone Pass, a pleasant path with footbridge beneath Hartsop Dodd takes us across Hayeswater Gill and through the old village of Hartsop. We then make our way up Hayeswater Gill to the Filter House, this section of the walk being the most beautiful, with views up the impressive gill towards the far eastern area Wainwright Fells of Grey Crag, Kidsty Pike and High Street, amongst others.

At the filter house we switch back towards Patterdale to follow the westward line of an underground aqueduct carrying water from Hayeswater up on the fells below Grey Crag and The Knott, down to Ullswater. It is in this area that red deer are regularly sighted.

A steep, rugged, downhill section takes us to the bridleway south of Dubhow and we follow this north, back to Patterdale Village, passing the alternative 'Wordsworth's Cottage' at Rooking before we emerge again onto the A592 for refreshments (if required) at The White Lion Inn.

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

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Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Mountains, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
21/06/2016 - Stephen Hughes

We did this walk Tuesday 21/6 and found it to be a very good and straightforward walk. Couple of comments regarding some of the waymarks. On waymark 14, there is no longer a kissing gate as its been replaced by a normal bar gate and going through this the fence now carries on til you get to the wooded area mentioned on way mark 15 and from there it drops down quite severely with very difficult terrain which is now littered with loose stones and debris. Must have appropriate footwear and be confident with some light scrambling, may not be appropriate for some during wintry or wet conditions as could be quite dangerous.

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