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Bannerdale, Boredale & Beda Head from Martindale
Introduction to Walk 1242

Photo from the walk - Bannerdale, Boredale & Beda Head from Martindale

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Far Eastern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km

Ascent - 2345 feet / 711 metres

Time - 6 hours 50 minutes

Grade - moderate

The valleys of Bannerdale and Boredale are connected by a climb up to Boredale Hause in this Lake District walk. The route gives a taste of the rural character of the eastern Lake District valleys and also offers an ascent to the summit of Beda Head with its superb view to Ullswater and beyond. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Beda Fell. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North LakelandThis guidebook contains 57 short half to full-day walks in the northern Lake District. Walking areas include Borrowdale, Newlands, Bassenthwaite, Thirlmere, Ullswater, Haweswater and the area north of Keswick up to Caldbeck. Part of a three-volume series, and predominantly focusing on low-level walks between 2 to 9 miles, and graded for difficulty.
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