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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

Time - 5 hours 20 minutes

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).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. Travel restrictions for exercise in Wales and Scotland will be lifted in early July.

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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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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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