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Penrith Group

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Overview

This walk starts with a section of a few hundred metres on a footpath which runs alongside the A591, we then join Dam Road for a short distance before taking a good path through Bridge End Farm and over St John's Beck, heading NW to the foot of 'The Benn'. We continue, circling around The Benn, on a forest track steadily climbing until we reach the 'hause' before the short final ascent up steps to Raven Crag. We then retrace our route to the hause and continue, initially on the forest track, as we leave the forest the track becomes a grass path (quite soggy in part). Eventually a short rocky ascent takes us to the summit of Armboth Fell. The return is via a rocky footpath that follows Fisher Gill down to Armboth Car Park on the side of Thirlmere, we then head north on the lakeside path before joining Dam Road, crossing the Dam and picking up our original route back to the start point.

Wednesday, 27 March 2024
Meeting time:
9:00 am
Start time:
9:45 am
Estimated finish time:
2:45 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
14.2km / 8.8mi
Ascent:
525.8m / 1725ft
Type:
circular

Features

  • Car parking available
  • Car sharing available
  • Dog friendly

Meeting point

Grid reference:
NY 52700 29501
Nearest postcode:
CA11 8RQ
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Meeting time:
9:00 am

Penrith RUFC Car Park

Starting point

Grid reference:
NY 31781 18931
Nearest postcode:
CA12 4TH
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Start time:
9:45 am

Hard standing parking area alongside the A591 at the junction with the B5322. Near Legburthwaite.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking