Quiet Lands near Underbarrow

  • Quiet walking on pleasant paths
  • Long distance views over the Lakeland fells
  • Underbarrow is a lovely village, full of interest

Midway between Bowness and Kendal there is a chunk of rolling fells that are divorced from the rugged lands of the Lake District. With the lovely village of Underbarrow its focus this walk heads in to a mix of woodland, river, fields rich in sheep and cows and an impressive limestone scar; an ever changing landscape with the distant fells of Coniston and Kentmere a more constant backdrop. I particularly liked walking on Cunswick Scar and picking my way past Cunswick Hall and Transthaite Hall (really no more than farmsteads) and of course not meeting a soul except a pleasant farmer waxing lyrical about his recent 36 hour day (lambing time!)

Recommend: It is worth the extra time to go up Cunswick Scar and explore Underbarrow – not a walk to hurry.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL7 The English Lakes South East Buy Map
Start Point: SD 468922. I parked in the Punch Bowl at Underbarrow knowing I was returning for a pint then headed east along the road for 250 metres and taking the road north.
Height to Climb: 225 ms (740 feet)
Terrain: The paths are in places difficult to follow as they are so little used but but there is no real difficulty in this rolling landscape.
Eating & Drinking: The Punch Bowl has a good reputation and certainly the beer was very enjoyable in a pub full of character.
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