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Whinfell Beacon & Borrowdale
Introduction to Walk 3453

Photo from the walk - Whinfell Beacon & Borrowdale

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Lesser Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.4 miles / 13.7 km

Ascent - 1700 feet / 515 metres

Time - 5 hours 50 minutes

Grade - moderate

A Lake District walk in the east of the National Park exploring the undulating Whinfell Beacon Ridge. The return route follows Borrowdale (the less well-known one) back to the start. Despite some paths being internmittent, you can enjoy fine views and enjoy some solitude on this sometimes demanding route. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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