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One of the most important things about walking is making it hassle free. At Lindeth Fell you can check the forecast, put your boots on and simply head for the fells. Maybe you've spotted the fact that 'fell' is part of the hotel's name! Being on the hillside means that if you don't want to travel/drive out somewhere else, you don't have to. There are some fantastic circular walks for varying abilities right from our doorstep - just ask the staff.

Close by, Gummer’s Howe is probably the most famous walk being situated at the south end of Lake Windermere. You can drive most of the way, leaving only a 30 minute walk to marvel at the panoramic views over Lake Windermere and across to Morecambe Bay.

To see the Lakes from a different perspective, Arnside Knott rewards those who take this gentle climb with stunning views of the Kent Estuary and Morecambe Bay; simply head for the viewpoint.

For a more challenging, but still enjoyable walk for most, take the 2 hour round trip to Brantfell and Post Knott. Take the camera, as there are wonderful views of Windermere, the stunning Langdales and maybe even the Lake District Hotel you’ve chosen. Hope for a clear day and always check the weather forecasts before heading out. Suitable footwear is always important, even on these more leisurely walks.

 

Walk 1. Brantfell Viewpoint

A lovely walk, that is within walking distance of Lindeth Fell and gives you fantastic 360˚ degree views of the Lake District on a clear day.

From the hotel turn right out of the drive and across the road. Follow this road for about ½ mile (Be aware that there is no pavement for 400 yards). When you reach the entrance of the Burnside Hotel, look across the road and there is a National Trust signpost on the wall pointing to Post Knott. Follow this signpost the path takes you up through the houses and to a footpath that is close to the woodland and up onto Post Knott where there is a seat to draw breath before the next stage of the walk.

Over your left shoulder the ground dips towards a kissing gate and stile, and then once through the gate you will see a cairn (pile of stones) this is the route up. After the first cairn you will see another and you must make you way up to the second cairn to find the view above.

However turn around and on a clear day you can see in one direction Blackpool tower and the Irish Sea, to the other Inglebrough and the Howgills, turn again Kentmere and Troutbeck fells (mountains) loom into view.

To return to the hotel stand facing the above view and to your right there is another cairn, this will show you a path downwards to a farm track, turn right onto the farm track and follow until you meet a gate and a lane. Turn right onto the lane which meets the B5284.

Turn right again and follow the road on the right hand side until you pass the entrance to Linthwaite House cross the road and take the left fork which leads to the A5074. Crossing the road turn left towards the entrance of Lindeth Fell

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    Lindeth Fell Country House
    Lyth Valley Road
    Windermere
    The Lake District
    Cumbria LA23 3JP

    Telephone: +44 (0)15394 43286 or
                            +44 (0)15394 44287
    E-mail: kennedy@lindethfell.co.uk