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walkingbuses from hawkshead

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walkingbuses from hawkshead

we are hoping to stay in hawkshead for 3 nights soon and wondered if there are any good walks from hawkshead 3/4 hours maximum.

Also wot is public transport like - buses and price wise - we are from yorkshire so enjoy value for money!

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1. Re: walkingbuses from hawkshead

There is a wealth of information about walking and public transport on the 'Go Lakes' website:


Hawkshead has a limited bus service, the 505, which runs between Coniston and Ambleside/Windermere (not Sundays or Public Holidays). There are connections at Ambleside and Windermere with buses to other parts of the Lake District. 1-day Explorer tickets are available for unlimited travel on Stagecoach buses throughout Lancashire and Cumbria.



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2. Re: walkingbuses from hawkshead

Walking from Hawkshead whilst rural isn't mountainous. Its mainly rolling hills there. The nearest major tourist walk is an amble round Tarn Hows. Millions do it, not sure why.

The easiest accessible higher route is the Old Man of Coniston

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3. Re: walkingbuses from hawkshead

There are lots of walks from Hawkshead and Tarn Hows is indeed very accessible and beautiful. You can buy walk leaflets from a few of the shops in Hawshead - most are about 5-6 miles, although you can add a couple together if you wanted something longer. Grizedale forest is also on the doorstep and they have waymarked walks (the longest of which is 10.5 miles I believe). Enjoy it - we always do!

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