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A flattish walk

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A flattish walk

Hi, Coming to Keswick on Wednesday for 3 days. We love walking, I can do the miles but I'm not too good if it gets too steep, gentle ascents are ok. Any suggestions for good, circular gentle walks? Thanks

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1. Re: A flattish walk

Hello, I had to laugh, a Norfolk Lass asking for a flattish walk!!

IF you google, lake district walks, you will find lots of websites, some drawn up by locals who love the areas. You might be able to contact them direct and ask for their advice. Here are a couple to get you started:




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Hi,i can suggest a few walks in Keswick.

From Keswick town head towards Hope Park (10 mins walk),then from Hope Park to Keswick Theatre,pass the Theatre and head towards Derwentwater passing Derwentwater boat landings.From here your walk will begin.If you follow the path straight ahead you will head for Friars Crag which has wonderful views.This is a nice flat walk.


From Derwentwater boat landings,head towards the path but turn left as you enter,this is a path that is flat and is a good long walk.

A flat popular circular walk of 7 miles runs along the Old Railway that follows the River Greta from the north side of Keswick to Threlkeld.

A good magazine to buy is country walking,they do sometimes show walks around the Keswick/Lake District area.


Tourist information centre in Keswick-:

The Moot hall,Keswick,Cumbria.CA12-5JR.

tel no-:017687 72645.www.lake-district.gov.uk

Enjoy your 3 days of walking in Keswick.

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3. Re: A flattish walk

I can't think of many flat walks around Keswick, but

around Derwentwater was always one of my favourite walks - it undulates but there are no huge hills to climb. The nicest part is the eastern shore so you could shorten the walk by taking the bus to or from Lodore at the southern end of the lake. If the launches are running this early in the year then they serve the landing stages right around the lake so you can choose a length of walk to suit.

Another flattish option is along Borrowdale from Grange to Seatoller, again using the bus one way.

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4. Re: A flattish walk

Thank you for your helpful comments will definitely have a go at the walks around Derwent water. Us norfolk folk have to be careful cos our noses bleed standing on a chair. Joking apart North Norfolk is fairly undulating and is not as flat as people think.

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Take the Lake Steamer from the Theatre by the Lake pick up point over to the opposite shore by Hawes End, and walk along the lakeside path (under Cat Bells - with the lake on your left.) This side of the lake is much quieter, and very picturesque. Keep walking until you get to the end of the lake and then the path cuts accross the marshy bit at the end back to the opposite side of the lake. If you get tired, take the bus or boat back to Keswick.

Was down Borrowdale yesterday - weather lovely, snow on the hills, blue sky. Hope it holds out for your trip.

Another fairly gentle walk with a bit of a climb is Latrigg, not too challenging and great view from the top.

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