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Astley's Plantation, Simpson's Ground & Gummer's How

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Lesser Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Stuart Holley

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 1535 feet / 465 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference SD389876
Lat 54.28037 // Long -2.939924
Postcode LA12 8NP (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

Lake Windermere often suffers from being too popular. However there are many excellent walks near the lake which are overlooked by many so it is still possible to enjoy the area without having to suffer the crowds. This Lake District walk includes some forest and also offers stunning views from the southernmost viewpoint of Gummer's How. After taking the A592 Windermere road from Newby Bridge, turn right up a steep road signed Fell Foot Park where there is a large free car park on the right marked Gummers How (Grid ref. SD389876).

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Other walks nearby

Walk 3234 Gummers How via Chapel House Wood, South Lake District - easy/mod - 5.5 miles/8.9 km

Walk 3452 Ghyll Head & Strawberry Bank Circular - moderate - 7.6 miles/12.4 km

Walk 3638 Satterthwaite Bridge Circular - easy - 3.2 miles/5.2 km

Walk 3199 Whitbarrow Fell from Mill Side - moderate - 7.0 miles/11.4 km

Walk 3549 Whitbarrow Scar from Mill Side - moderate - 6.5 miles/10.6 km

Walk 2053 Claife Heights from Near Sawrey - easy - 2.5 miles/4.1 km

Walk 3320 A Grizedale Tarn circular - easy - 2.5 miles/4.1 km

Walk 3451 Underbarrow, Lord's Lot and Crossthwaite - easy/mod - 5.6 miles/9.1 km

Walk 2721 Scout Scar Limestone Ridge - easy/mod - 5.0 miles/8.1 km

Walk 1058 Beacon Fell & Beacon Tarn circular - easy/mod - 4.0 miles/6.5 km

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