A dog friendly walk from DogPeople
Thornthwaite Beacon and Ill Bell (11.5 hard)
- Map - Outdoor Leisure 7 - South Eastern Lakes
- Distance - About 11.5 miles with 3480 feet of total ascent.
- Stiles - None
- Date walked - 8 June 2013
Lottie walked from Windermere Lodges (a former customer) at Limefitt Park on 8 June 2013. If not staying here there are a couple of parking spaces on the A 592 between the park entrance and Troutbeck Church and the bus stops outside the entrance (grid reference NY4140 0302). There are about 10 parking spaces in the road from the church to Troutbeck village. The route could also be walked from a dog friendly pub, The Mortal Man by using the footpath down to the church.
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 ThornB. 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.
These are only intended as basic instructions and you will need the GPX file or to read a map or both.
Follow the bridlepath through the park leaving to the left of the farmhouse. Lottie was off lead after the first gate through an enclosed section of bridlepath up to a farm. Follow the bridlepath all the way up the valley, a steep climb after following a wall on to the open fell. As the climb levels follow the path ahead to Thornthwaite Beacon (tall cairn). After you've enjoyed the all round views turn back almost on the path your climbed on but take a clearer path towards the ridge (Ill Bell etc.) and follow it over Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke, Descend the ridge via the clearly defined path, turning right as the path reaches a T junction with a bridlepath and then forking right, downhill. Keep right again at another junction, zig zaging right downhill. At the next junction turn left downhill back into Limefitt Park.
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