Pendragon Castle from Outhgill
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Walk Route Description
This short walk captures some of the flavour of Mallerstang and the upper stretches of the River Eden. To the west lies the familiar shape of Wild Boar Fell with Mallerstang Edge to the east. The landscape in the immediate area is typical of the valley with hamlets and farms dotted across lush fields enclosed by dry stone walls.
The start is the hamlet of Outhgill (grid ref NY783015) where limited parking is available. Please be considerate of local residents and park with care. After parking return to the main B6259 and walk north along this road. Generally traffic is light but still care is needed. After about 450 yards take the signed footpath on the right (grid ref. NY783020). The path indistinct in paces follows a steam uphill before turning left behind Ing Hill towards Castlethwaite. After crossing two fields you reach a group of cottages. From here take the drive left down to the main road (NY782025).
Turn right along the road. The ruin of Pendragon Castle is on your left. Fork left down a narrow lane and continue downhill and over the River Eden. Take the signed footpath on the left just over the bridge and walk through a number of fields to reach a walled track just before Shoregill (grid ref. NY779014). Continue through Shoregill and cross the River Eden. Once across the bridge take the footpath on the left following the river downstream. This leads through fields to St Mary's Church and the main road (grid ref. NY782014). Turn left down the main road and you are back at the start.
Other walks nearby
Walk 3573 Wild Boar Fell from Pendragon Castle - moderate - 8.3 miles/13.5 km
Walk 1160 Wild Boar Fell & Swarth Fell from Cotegill Bridge - moderate - 7.0 miles/11.4 km
Walk 1341 Nine Standards Rigg, Near Nateby - moderate - 6.0 miles/9.8 km
Walk 1389 Fell End Clouds near Kirkby Stephen - easy - 3.0 miles/4.9 km
Walk 1382 Mallerstang circular from Nateby - easy/mod - 7.0 miles/11.4 km
Walk 1384 Mallerstang Edge from Aisgill Moor - moderate - 8.8 miles/14.2 km
Walk 1386 Nine Standards Rigg from Hartley Birkett - easy/mod - 4.5 miles/7.3 km
Walk 1388 Hartley circular from Kirkby Stephen - easy/mod - 5.0 miles/8.1 km
Walk 1447 Nine Standards Rigg from Kirkby Stephen - moderate - 9.5 miles/15.4 km
Walk 2538 Nateby & Waitby Common from Kirkby Stephen - easy/mod - 6.2 miles/10.1 km
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