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Kirkstone Descent – Official Lake District Guided Walk
18 August @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
Start point: Ullswater Information Centre, Glenridding
Length: 14 km (9 miles) with 100m (328 ft) of ascent
Time: 6 hours (approx.)
A moderate graded walk that starts with a bus ride to the top of Kirkstone Pass, from where the walks descends all the way back down to Glenridding.
After taking the bus from Glenridding to the top of Kirkstone Pass, the walk descends the fells to Hartsop Hall with excellent views of the Ullswater valley along the way. The route then follows the shores of Brotherswater before exploring the historic village of Hartsop with its old mill, mine pump-house and cottages with spinning galleries. From Hartsop, the route passes through farms and the hamlet of Rooking before reaching Patterdale and returning to Glenridding.
Paths are generally good, but there are some sections which are stony and others that will be muddy in poor weather.
Participants will need to dress appropriately for the terrain and weather and bring a packed lunch.
Participants will need to purchase their own bus ticket. The bus fare from Glenridding to Kirkstone Pass Inn costs £5.40 Adult, £3.60 child.
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