Sunday 24 June 2018
A different part of the country to our usual Peak District walks. This walk is in the Lake District.
A scenic mountain walk along the stunning range of hills on the west side of Derwentwater. This is an opportunity to bag four Wainwrights in one day.
From the popular town of Keswick we catch the bus to the Honister Slate Mine, and then take a path that leads steeply up the hillside to the summit of Dale Head. If it's a clear day, we'll be able to enjoy fabulous views down the Newlands Valley.
Then after a short descent, we again ascend onto the mountain called High Spy, then follow the broad ridge of hills alongside Derwentwater, including Maiden Moor and Catbells. If we are lucky we'll have the most amazing views over Derwentwater and the surrounding mountains.
The final part of our walk takes us on low level paths and lanes, through the village of Braithwaite and back to Keswick.
This walk is about 9.5 miles/15km with approx 895 metres of ascent, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. You will be in a small group of usually no more than six people plus your guide.
The cost to join this guided walk up is £42 per person including the bus fare from Keswick to Honister. Please book and pay below.
We meet at 9:15am at Keswick bus station, ready to catch the 9:30am 77A bus. Post code CA12 5EA. The walk ends in Keswick.
The Google map opposite that you can zoom in and out of shows the location of the bus station.
The following information sheet was written with our Peak District walks in mind, but is also relevant to the Lake District.