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Ghyll Head & Strawberry Bank Circular

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Lesser Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.6 miles / 12.4 km

Ascent - 1100 feet / 333 metres

Grade - moderate

Start - OS grid reference SD402914
Lat 54.314671 // Long -2.920722
Postcode LA23 3PD (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This Lake District walk explores to the east of Lake Windermere. The route starts from Ghyll Head Reservoir where there is limited parking (grid ref. SD 398924) on the north side of the lane leading up from the A592 about 2.5 miles south of Windermere. After parking walk east with the reservoir to your right and continue for a kilometre along the lane to reach a junction (grid ref. SD402914). Turn left signed to Winster and Kendal, ignoring the left fork just after the junction.

GPS Files - Notes

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GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

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Walk 1417 Astley's Plantation, Simpson's Ground & Gummer's How - easy/mod - 7.5 miles/12.2 km

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

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

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

Further Information

Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.

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