Not as easy as it looks this short Lake District walk is full of challenges as it includes one of the most noticeable features of the North Western fells - the "bishop" of Barf. This walk passes the Bishop on the way to the summit. Although the walk is short, this direct ascent of Barf is a steep climb on scree and heather plus an easy but exposed rock traverse at the half way point which puts the walk close to the "hard" category and only fit walkers with some scrambling experience should attempt it. Others will find a much easier path marked on the map approaching the summit of Barf from near the top of Beckstones Gill.
It is recommended you take a map with you when following a walk route. The preferred scale is 1:25000 used by the Explorer series.
Note : If two maps are listed at the same scale then either (a) both are required for full coverage of the route or (b) the route is covered on both maps.
Other walks nearby
Walk 2581 - 1.5 miles / 2.4 km away
Walk 1120 - 1.7 miles / 2.8 km away
Walk 2038 - 1.7 miles / 2.8 km away
Walk 2040 - 2.0 miles / 3.2 km away
Walk 1155 - 3.0 miles / 4.7 km away
Walk 1676 - 3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
Walk 3029 - 3.6 miles / 5.7 km away
Walk 3037 - 3.6 miles / 5.7 km away
Walk 2036 - 3.7 miles / 5.9 km away
Walk 3525 - 3.7 miles / 5.9 km away
Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.
Lake District NP
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NOTE - all distances are "as the crow flies"
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