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Gummer’s How

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  • Lakeland in minature
  • Views down Windermere
  • Pretty woodland on the lower slopes

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1054′. Wainwright neglected to include Gummer’s How in his 7 main guides, probably due to its insignificant height (less than 400 foot of climbing), but added it later to his Outlying Fells collection. His amusing description here challenges any walker to reach the summit but if they fail to he suggests the potential climber invests in pipe and slippers rather than walking boots! It is simple, can take no more than 1/2 an hour up and down but is worthy of greater exploration. Little rocky outcrops and heather clad slopes are the order of the day on Gummer’s How. It offers great views both up Windermere and also down beyond Newby Bridge to the sea. With nothing else of any interest on the east shoreline of Windermere Gummer’s How is a real find and should be included for all who stay in the area.

Recommend: Although Wainwright talks of the elderly I would add that it is a great first family walk, a worthy summit and has little scrambles ideal for younger children.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL7 The English Lakes South East. Buy Map
Start Point: SD 389876. There is a small car park on the Fell Foot side road 1 mile north of Newby Bridge.
Height to Climb: 88ms (289 feet)
Terrain: An easy path to the summit and back but a myriad of smaller paths offer great opportunities to explore and vary the route.
Eating & Drinking: There is nothing nearer than Newby Bridge but the outcrops make great picnic spots
Similar Walks Nearby: Whitbarrow
Fells above Windermere
South shores of Windermere
Places to Stay:

 

Masons Arms, nr WindermereLakeland Chalet, Grange over Sands




Comments

  1. Karen Baxter says:

    There are cafe facilities at Fell Foot park, which is, as it suggests, below the fell on the edge of the lake. An ideal family day out, fell and lake.

  2. gummers how – gods own paradise on earth

  3. E H Wrigley says:

    This is an absolutely fabulous walk to do with young children – a short interesting climb – there is even a small rock face for them to scale – my children are now teenagers and ‘though they are long past the challenge of Gummer’s How it remains one of their favourites due to all the fabulous memories.

    The view from the top makes this an absolute winner – a great way to enjoy a picnic if you don’t want to go far but do want stunning views.

    An ideal pre-Christmas dinner walk too! Or perhaps a last walk in the Lakes after you’ve left your holiday cottage, before returning home?

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