WALKING - Walks -
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It is recommended that you console your map of the area
you intend to walk in for the correct route as the walks
mentioned are an overview.
A excellent walk that is gently
with a steady climb, through delightful rolling
hill country and the views of Tarn Hows.
The main car park- HAWKSHEAD
HAWKSHEAD - Starting point and Finish
which side of car park you are in, either turn left
or right so that you heading towards the center of Hawkshead
with the information center being on your right has
you pass it. Cross over the road so that you enter through
a set of iron gates [sign Hawkshead
Grammar School] into the grounds of the church.
Exit the church through an iron boundary gate, then
onto a wooden swing gate, then bear right in the next
field where the sign post [Tarn
Hows & Coniston] walk to the middle of the
field, then veer left up a grassy slope towards another
gate that leads onto a stony track. Eventually you will
arrive at flat stone bridge across a beck in a wooded
over the beck, then go left up a steep bank to go through
an iron swing gate and follow the path and after crossing
over a farm track continuing in a straight line towards
the far corner of the field to meet a lane.
Turn left towards Hawkshead Hill and the houses, after
the houses turn first right onto a lane [signpost
Tarn Hows] continue past the junction and arrive
at a ladder stile on your left. Cross over the stile
onto rough land, turn right and follow the footpath
to next ladder stile to cross over.
Walk through the field towards the two ladder stiles
in the opposite wall in the corner. Take the right ladder
stile [sign Tarn Hows]
and follow the path through the wooded area to join
the lane, then turn left for a short distance, then
right [past the toilets]
onto a swing gate next to a field gate with Tarn Hows
coming into view.
on the path with Tarn Hows being on your left to reach
a fork, take the left fork and descend to link up with
the path that goes around the Tarn, continue along the
path and cross over the small wooden footbridge at the
head of the Tarn Hows. Eventually you will arrive at
another gate, enter through the swing gate and you will
arrive at another fork.
Take the right fork and after a few yards bear right
onto a minor footpath walking away from the Tarn and
eventually arriving at ladder stile adjacent to a field
right onto a stony track and follow this track and eventually
the track will meet a lane. Turn right, then first left
onto another lane [signpost Hawkshead]
follow this lane until you reach a T-junction, turn
left to descend the hill then the next right at the
next T-junction to take into Hawkshead and the car park.
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and other Activities can be extremely dangerous
and can result in permanent disability or even
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