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Astley's Plantation, Simpson's Ground & Gummer's How
Introduction to Walk 1417

Photo from the walk - 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

This circular Lake District walk in South Lakeland offers fine views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells from the summit of Gummers How. The walk also includes woodland and open countryside. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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

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Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
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Beacon Tarn & The Beacon, near Torver
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The Old Man of Coniston & Dow Crag from Torver
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

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

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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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