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Thirlmere Circular
Introduction to Walk 2524

Photo from the walk - Thirlmere Circular

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Central Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Mike Bexley

Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km

Ascent - 350 feet / 106 metres

Time - 2 hours 50 minutes

Grade - easy

A great short Lake District circular walk that captures some of the delights of this part of Lakeland. The route offers a low-level amble near Thirlmere with some pleasant Lakeland scenery along the way with some fine views of Thirlmere. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

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Grade - mod/hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 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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