Staveley - Potter Tarn - Craggy Plantation - Staveley

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The walk goes along easily followed paths to the waterfall at Side House and continues up old quarry tracks to a turn-off to the lonely Potter Tarn. After retracing the route for a short distance, farm tracks lead to a climb bringing you to the entrance to Craggy Plantation. Dismiss any thoughts, such as I had, of a broad track through the woods; this is a narrow, rocky path that has to be taken slowly and is the reason for the walk's grade. In addition, the path doesn't follow the right of way as shown on the map but takes you to the very north of the wood and then down the eastern perimeter. You can see this on a notice-board as you leave the wood. From there it is an easy walk back to the village.

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

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Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
26/07/2020 - Timothy Gough

This is a lovely walk again with many features. Some of the sites are steep ladder stiles so if you have older dogs like us, they are tough. We particularly enjoyed the part through the woods, the path is fairly steep going up and narrow in places and the zig zags coming down are slippery in places. We found the directions very good and it brings you nicely back to the Hawkshead brewery, sadly to busy for us to get a seat so we had to give it a miss this time!

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