Staveley to Longsleddale

  • Explore this unspoilt Lake District valley
  • Good paths & easy walking throughout
  • Good views across the Kentmere Round

I have travelled up the long valley of Longsleddale a number of times but always on the way to climb the twin fells over Sadgill, Tarn Crag and Grey Crag. It was time for a change so on a cloudy day in March I looked at the opportunities of exploring the valley more thoroughly . To avoid what could become a repetitive linear walk up and down Longsleddale  I decided to add a crossing of the ‘Green Quarter’ and a visit to Skeggles Tarn from the Kentmere Valley and Staveley at its foot.

It made for a long walk, but an excellent one on good paths with more than enough interest and variety. Longsleddale is totally unlike other Lakeland valleys, quiet and unspoilt with pretty whitewashed farms, whilst the Green Quarter is not overly strenuous with miles of plateau walking in empty countryside.

Recommend: It may have been better to tackle this in reverse as the views up Longsleddale are constantly improving with every step..

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL7 The English Lakes South East Buy Map
Start Point: SD470985. Park on the road near Barby Bridge and head up towards Brunt Knotts Farm
Height to Climb: 478 ms (1,568 feet)
Terrain: The paths are straight forward to follow and easy underfoot
Eating & Drinking: The Eagle & Child is an excellent place for an after walk drink in Staveley. There is relieving half way drink stop in Longsleddale
Similar Walks Nearby: Kentmere & Troutbeck
The ‘Other’ Borrowdale
Twin Peaks of Longsleddale
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