Troutbeck Valley Day Walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jan 23

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The walk is approximately 13 miles with an elevation gain of 450m.

This is one of a series of lowland walks I will be conducting over the weekend (walks on the Friday and Sunday will be published nearer the time). It offers a different view to the lakes than the tentpole vistas from the top of the fells. If you want to experience a different part of the Lakes, then this walk is for you. Beatrix Potter described Troutbeck Valley as her favourite so you are in for a treat.

We start our walk from Waterhead just south of the bustling town of Ambleside. 

We head upwards east of Ambleside through Skelghyll woods climbing whilst views of Windermere start to open up below us.  Circumnavigating around the edge of The Hundreds we make our way pass the National trust property of Townend.

Townend in the Troutbeck Valley was just an ordinary farming family: but the home and belongings bring to life more than 400 years of extraordinary stories. It is a traditional Lake District stone and slate farmhouse, and you can see its history in its glorious surroundings.

Making our way through the village of Troutbeck we walk up the valley with steep fells on both sides. We will eventually hit The Tongue before crossing the river and making our way back south with views of the valley and the Hundreds.

We head gently back towards Ambleside with views of Windermere beckoning us back home!

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View of windermere
Town End village
View of windermere
Town end barn
View of windermere
Town End village
View of windermere
Town end barn


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