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Castlerigg Stone Circle & St John's in the Vale
Introduction to Walk 2587

Photo from the walk - Castlerigg Stone Circle & St John's in the Vale

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Central Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Mike Bexley

Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

Ascent - 1200 feet / 364 metres

Time - 5 hours 30 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This is a lovely Lake District walk at the foot of a quiet valley with views all the way. The walk visits Castlerigg Stone Circle with its fine view of Blencathra and explores pretty St John's in the Vale. 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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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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