Crosthwaite near Kendal

  • A quiet countryside walk
  • Mix of lanes & low lands
  • Views over the southern Lakes
Very similar to the nearby walk at Underbarrow, the walk between Crossthwaite and Crook takes in some very pleasant countryside, particularly the section over the higher lands near Lord’s Lot. Here little rocky outcrops, short grass paths, drystone walls and isolated farms create a picture postcard few square miles, it is just a shame the area is not a little larger. The walking is not quite as nice below the plateau but I did enjoy Broom lane and the small hamlet of Crossthwaite. The world just passes by here and certainly on the sunny summer’s day I took this walk it felt like a different world to the Lake District.
Recommend: Do not ignore the lands between Windermere and Kendal, it may not be classic Lakeland but offers some peaceful and enjoyable walks.
Crosthwaite Map

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL7. The English Lakes South East Buy Map
Start Point: SD 445912. There is some parking outside the Punch Bowl, head east along the road to start the walk
Height to Climb: 230 ms (755 feet)
Terrain: Easy walking but the paths around Lord's Lot can be difficult to follow so look for clues in the land around, such as trees and farms.
Eating & Drinking: The Punch Bowl has some parking nearby and is a good place to enjoy something to eat or drink after the walk.
Similar Walks Nearby: Lands under Underbarrow
Staveley & Potter Tarn
Fells over Windermere
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