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Crosthwaite

Cumbria


Slow Ways linking Crosthwaite and Bowness-on-Windermere, Kendal, Lakeside, Levens

England / Cumbria / Crosthwaite

Crosthwaite’s four Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 4/4
verified: 0/4
and surveyed: 0/4

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Slow Way Route To do
Bowness-on-Windermere—Crosthwaite
Bowcro one Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 306m Descent 297m
Bowness-on-Windermere—Crosthwaite
Bowcro two Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Crosthwaite—Kendal
Croken one

Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 316m Descent 311m
Crosthwaite—Kendal
Croken two Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Crosthwaite—Levens
Crolev one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 161m Descent 193m
Crosthwaite—Levens
Crolev two Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Lakeside—Crosthwaite
Lakcro one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 536m Descent 537m
Lakeside—Crosthwaite
Lakcro two Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

56% of Crosthwaite’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

6/8

reviewed

4/8

surveyed

0/8

verified

2 people have contributed to Crosthwaite’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Crosthwaite

65km out of 93km have been walked and reviewed

74km of reviews have been shared in Crosthwaite

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A mixture of quiet country lanes, field and riverside footpaths, and rather nice Lake District homes (holiday or permanent), brought me to quite a climb, past Thornyfields, and then along a very rocky bridleway, which featured a large puddle!...

Mary Oz

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Bowness-on-Windermere—Crosthwaite

Mary Oz added Bowcro two, a new walk from Bowness-on-Windermere to Crosthwaite

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Apart from about 50 metres, the short section of main road from Newby Bridge was paved or had a wide verge. I passed a lovely barn and more sheep pasture, with views towards the top of Morecambe Bay, before reaching a short road section near Cartmel Fell and Pool Garth. Another field crossing, heading towards Lobby Bridge, ended with a field that was waterlogged so I skirted around the edge. I crossed another field here to Scale Hill, with the intention of following field paths to Broad Oak, but they ended up being so waterlogged and flooded, that I walked along the road instead. (This route is what I walked, if it’s wet, a bit more road would shorten it, if it’s dry, field paths would avoid the road for longer.)....

Mary Oz

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Lakeside—Crosthwaite

Mary Oz added Lakcro two, a new walk from Lakeside to Crosthwaite

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I left Crosthwaite downhill on a quiet road before heading along a farm track. There was a short bit more road uphill through trees out of Brigsteer, before I turned off onto a gravelled track between the trees. Use the footpath from the 700 cycle route mark to Lawrence House Farm, not the more southerly footpath close to the Slow Way Place because that involves walking along some very fast, busy A6 with no pavement. I quite enjoyed this route, particularly south of Brigsteer, but the road section was tedious....

Mary Oz

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Crosthwaite—Levens

Mary Oz added Crolev two, a new walk from Crosthwaite to Levens

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I wasted a lot of time trying to walk through an uncomfortable field at Nab's Hill, having started from Crosthwaite, when I should have been going along a narrow enclosed lane. Also nearer Levens, the route on the ground is not the same as the OS marked Right of Way. I had been through that section before, otherwise I might have wasted time there too....

Mary Oz

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The route left Kendal through a pleasant park, easier to navigate than the labyrinth of ginnels and yards! It was well worth using this easy but longer route out of Kendal, as the original involves a scary crossing of the A591. On the last part of the route to Crosthwaite, the wide flat Lyth Valley came into view, with the ridge of Scout Scar further to my left. I am tempted to give the route 5*, but the rubbliness of Gamblemire Lane, and the presence of several herds of cows reduced it a bit for me....

Mary Oz

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I decided not to risk walking this route as the Google Street View shows that where the footpath crosses the busy, fast A591, it looks quite dangerous....

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Crosthwaite—Kendal

Mary Oz added Croken two, a new walk from Crosthwaite to Kendal

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Slight confusion in Kirby House Farm, where farmer said he intended to ask National Park to improve signs between farm buildings....

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Bowness-on-Windermere—Crosthwaite

Slow Ways added Bowcro one, a new walk from Bowness-on-Windermere to Crosthwaite

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Crosthwaite—Kendal

Slow Ways added Croken one, a new walk from Crosthwaite to Kendal

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Crosthwaite—Levens

Slow Ways added Crolev one, a new walk from Crosthwaite to Levens

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Lakeside—Crosthwaite

Slow Ways added Lakcro one, a new walk from Lakeside to Crosthwaite

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Crosthwaite, Wed 24 April

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Crosthwaite’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD4462591200

Lat / Lon

54.31338° / -2.85268°

Easting / Northing

344,625E / 491,200N

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