Whinlatter - Lords Seat - Broom Fell - Greystones

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When most visitors to Lakeland hear the name Whinlatter they instantly think of the forest park with Go Ape and gentle walks along forest tracks, but little do they know it is in fact the name of the fell that sits behind the visitor centre. The start of the walk is about two miles or so west of the visitor centre and starts by following forest tracks for a few miles, which gently gain height to almost the level of Whinlatter and crosses open fellside to reach the summit. The views south to the heights of Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head are fantastic. The main peak is visited first with a detour to the second lower peak to the west. This lower summit is the Wainwright Top and worth visiting if you are peak-bagging! The route then backtracks slightly before heading off into the woodlands to work its way to the second summit of the day, Lord's Seat.

Lord's Seat is the highest fell visited today and is the highest in its own little range west of Bassenthwaite Lake. The view east to Skiddaw is best from this fell. The route follows a grassy ridge north-west to Broom Fell (the third Wainwright) with almost uninterrupted views north to the Solway Firth and Criffel. Grayatones is the last Wainwright of the day and is reached by following a path down to Widow Hause and then a short, steep path to the summit. The views of Lorton Vale from here are breathtaking but slightly restricted in other directions. The descent is steep from Graystones and follows the wall south so take extra care, but this means that you can take the short detour to Spout Force Waterfall to the north-east before returning to the car park.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - North West

Features

Birds, Great Views, Hills or Fells, River, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland

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17.4 Miles