Off The Beaten Track

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Caption: Look out for Kingfishers on the River Kent

This Summer we expect the Lake District will be very busy again, but our staff are local experts and have shared some less frequented walks where you can find peace but still enjoy stunning views!

Leck Valley - Liz
Just over the border, but surprisingly not in Yorkshire. It's in Lancashire! You can park near St Peter's Church and make your way up to Bullpot loosely following the meandering Leck Beck.

River Kent - Fiona
Nice and flat, you can begin at Natland Road/Romney Bridge. Walking along one bank and crossing at Sedgwick to walk back along the other side makes a nice circular route. You can extend to include Levens Park (recommended by Val). You may be lucky and spot a Kingfisher!

The Helm - Ali
If you are not local to Kendal you may not know about The Helm. A favourite with families and dog walkers, the 360 degree views are astounding for very little effort. Leave Kendal on the road past the hospital, if you arrive early you might get int he layby opposite the road to Natland close to the start of the walk.

Whitbarrow Scar - Charlie
This rewarding walk has limestone pavement and beautiful views of the Lythe Valley. You can park on the old road near Witherslack that runs parallel to the A590. There is some climbing but good paths and it's much quieter than central Lakes.

Farleton Knott and Hutton Roof Crags - Ruth
You can usually park at the top of the road up from Clawthorpe Business Park and avoid much of the climb. You have the choice to go east onto Hutton Roof which is less well trod, or take the clear path west up Farleton Knott. Both are stunning and can be combined with a trip to the ice cream parlour in Kirkby Lonsdale.

Enjoy your Bank Holiday Weekend!

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