Barrow Bay - Watendlath - Borrowdale - Barrow Bay

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Barrow Bay - Ashness Bridge - Watendlath - Rosthwaite - Borrowdale - Barrow Bay

A varied walk through Ashness and along Watendale Beck, with lovely views of Derwentwater, taking in the beautiful hamlet of Watendlath, a dramatic descent to the River Derwent and a charming stroll through Borrowdale, ending up along the lakeshore. It can take all day, especially if you sample the excellent flapjacks at Watendlath, take lunch in Rosthwaite and tea at the Stakis Lodore. Quite achievable for energetic children, with Watendlath's farm animals and the walkways to Lodore definite highlights.

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


Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, National Trust, Pub, Toilets
9/16/2019 - Mike Kell

Walked this route 09.09.19 on a beautiful day. It is an excellent walk. Quite a steep climb to begin with, but worth it. The directions are very good and it was ideal for dogs. My golden retriever was safely off the lead for well over half of this walk, which GPS showed to be around 11.5 miles.

7/3/2014 - Patricia Daw

30.6.14 Fabulous walk. Well sign posted. Saw loads of groups of school children on the day we did it. Had soup and roll for lunch at Watendlath. View from Ashness Bridge not as good as once would have been - trees grown up too high.

5/28/2007 - andrew mcdonald

Did the walk on Sunday 27 May. Excellent walk, brilliant scenery, not too strenuous! One update though, the campsite at Ashness Farm no longer exists. We carried on down the shore road (B5289) and just past the turning for Stonetwaite you'll see an entrance directly into a camp site field. Very friendly, toilets and showers. £5.00 per person overnight.

9/7/2006 - Walkingworld Administrator

The grid refs have now been corrected.

5/15/2006 - Karen Diesner

This is a fabulous walk, which we did in May 2006. The views are amazing, and the refreshments excellent en route. Do watch out if you're using a GPS though - the coordinates for waypoints 14-20 incl. are incorrect! K. Diesner

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