There a multiplicity of walks and runs from the house and within a short travelling distance
Please always carry a map and compass - and know how to use them!
All of these walks will be on the Ordnance Survey map application, which is also very useful when out walking, but please carry spare batteries and also a torch if any potential of walking in the dark
The best published guides are Mark Richards Fellranger series or Wainright's originals of course...
There are many guides to walks in the lakes, but Andrew Locking's is one of the best online : but see also the Haroldstreet website for gpx files
Click on more details for each walk for route descriptions, maps and gpx files
5 miles, 1000 feet ascent
The most beautiful Waterfall in the lakes, there are paths both sides of the beck and falls and good access from three carparks or a stroll down the hill from High Brow.
3 miles, 764 feet ascent
Short, three mile, early morning energetic stroll at the back of the house return via Aira Beck and Dowthwaite Head or shorten to two miles, returning directly
6.3 miles, 1700 feet ascent
6 mile walk through Dockray, turn left up to Aira Crag, for panoramic views, return down gentle slope via National Trust tea shop, Aira Force and the Royal Dockray for a well-earned pint...Favorite early morning run in reverse.
10.3 miles, 1493 feet ascent
Up to 10 mile out and back walk to St John's in the Vale.
Can be shortened at any point
Meriel Bridge 2.5 miles, Clough Head 3 miles away
Alternatively, carry on into Keswick via Latrigg (ascent shown) the newly re-opened railway path from Threkheld or Castlerigg Stone Circle
Watermillock Common Hart Side Dodds
9miles, 2162 feet ascent
Directly up onto the fell from High Brow, this route takes you up via Watermillock Common, Birkett Fell and Hart side to the Dodds - Stybarrow, Watson's and Great Dodd in rapid succession make this a great out of the door walk
Two hours running or four hours walking
6.2 miles, 1612 feet ascent
Up onto the common via the footbridge near Crookwath
Walk down to Dockray, perhaps calling at the Royal for a well earned pint and roll up the hill...
Short Walks from the house
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Dodds and Helvellyn
13 miles, 3500 feet ascent
13 mile walk, taking in Great Dodd, Watsons Dodd. Stybarrow Dodd, Raise, Hellvellyn. Return via Stake Pass and Glencoyne Head to Dowthwaite Head or Striding Edge into Glenridding and then Ullswater Way back to Dockray
Glenridding via Helvellyn
12 miles, 3248 feet ascent
12 mile walk, taking in Great Dodd, Watsons Dodd. Stybarrow Dodd, Raise, Helvellyn. Finish in Glenridding or return via Ullswater Way or Glencoyne back to Dockray
The Ten Best Ways up Helvellyn
We have a page dedicated to the ten best ways up Helvellyn. See here for more details
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