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Lottie walked this route on 24 June 2012; her first hill walk with us (possibly her first ever). The weather had been exceedingly wet, with a month’s rain having fallen in the preceding two days. This meant we had to deviate from our planned route a little, first to go round a very boggy area and then, after Boot, to amend our plan as a road we intended to walk along was completely flooded.
The route starts at Fisherground Lodges where we were staying (NY1524 0011). If not staying an alternative is to start from The King George IV (parking for patrons) in Eskdale Green and walk along the road towards Boot and join the footpath to Eskdale Common via the drive to Fisherground Farm. The path then passes between farm buildings and runs along an enclosed green lane to the railway where it crosses via gates and a pedestrian crossing.
The route then went via Siney Tarn, Blea Tarn, disused mine workings beyond Bleatarn Hill, Boot, Saint Catherine’s Church, a footbridge near Gill Force Waterfalls then back along the south side of the River Esk mostly using the Esk Trail.
If you would like to receive by e mail a free GPX file (track converted from the trail we walked) produced by our Satmap Active 10 GPS please contact us quoting GPX Fisherground and Boot. Please note this file is for personal use only and must not be further reproduced without our explicit permission. Those wishing to use the file commercially should make their intentions clear when contacting us. Please note we can not guarantee this file will work successfully on any other GPS or that the data might not be corrupted in transfer but we are confident, in most cases when it is loaded into a robust GPS, it will greatly assist navigation.