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Penrith

Cumbria


Slow Ways linking Penrith and Appleby-in-Westmorland, Dufton, Hesket Newmarket, Lazonby, Patterdale, Shap, Troutbeck

England / Cumbria / Penrith

Penrith’s seven Slow Ways are 36% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 3/7
verified: 0/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Penrith from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Hesket Newmarket—Penrith
Hespen one Pioneer me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 319m Descent 342m
Patterdale—Penrith
Patpen one Review me Distance 27km/17mi Ascent 544m Descent 541m
Penrith—Appleby-in-Westmorland
Penapp one Pioneer me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 269m Descent 287m
Penrith—Dufton
Penduf one Pioneer me Distance 30km/19mi Ascent 420m Descent 453m
Penrith—Lazonby
Penlaz one

Double check Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 190m Descent 244m
Penrith—Lazonby
Penlaz two

Double check Distance 18km/11mi Ascent - Descent -
Penrith—Shap
Pensha one Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 242m Descent 347m
Troutbeck—Penrith
Tropen two Pioneer me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 160m Descent 282m

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Collective progress

41% of Penrith’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

4/8

reviewed

1/8

surveyed

0/8

verified

2 people have contributed to Penrith’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Penrith

75km out of 173km have been walked and reviewed

75km of reviews have been shared in Penrith

Latest Updates

Early highlights include the Settle-Carlisle railway station, and the red sandstone bridge over the River Eden. I was advised by two locals that rather than follow the official public right of way, everyone walks alongside the river next to the line of trees, and this was evident by the foot-worn path. The closed section of path was from Daleraven Bridge to Little Salkeld, although the problematic section was only from the bridge to Lacy’s Caves. I actually used the lower, more southerly path along the edge of the woods, which bizarrely ended with a fence and a well-trodden path down to a padlocked gate right next to the official path....

Mary Oz

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Penrith—Lazonby

Mary Oz added Penlaz two, a new walk from Penrith to Lazonby

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I haven’t walked this so I’ve giving it a Maybe rather than failing it, but my friend who lives in Penrith says that cars drive along this road at 60mph....

Mary Oz

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Mary Oz surveyed Pensha one

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I was pleasantly surprised by the fields at the start of this walk from Shap, following yesterday’s trials. From Rosgill to Bampton Grange, the sheep fields continued, but now alongside the River Lowther. The parkland was all rather lovely and well kept, and I was walking alongside the River Lowther for part of the route. After passing a holiday park the route went under a substantial viaduct, and the under the M6 to arrive into Eamont Bridge, then Penrith....

Mary Oz

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Troutbeck—Penrith

RGW added Tropen two, a new walk from Troutbeck to Penrith

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Lovely route along the Ullswater way and the newly opened and very well signposted Eamont way....

Jonny

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danravenellison surveyed Penrith

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danravenellison surveyed Penrith

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Hesket Newmarket—Penrith

Slow Ways added Hespen one, a new walk from Hesket Newmarket to Penrith

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Patterdale—Penrith

Slow Ways added Patpen one, a new walk from Patterdale to Penrith

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Penrith—Appleby-in-Westmorland

Slow Ways added Penapp one, a new walk from Penrith to Appleby-in-Westmorland

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Penrith—Dufton

Slow Ways added Penduf one, a new walk from Penrith to Dufton

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Penrith—Lazonby

Slow Ways added Penlaz one, a new walk from Penrith to Lazonby

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Penrith—Shap

Slow Ways added Pensha one, a new walk from Penrith to Shap

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Penrith, Sun 21 July

16°

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Penrith’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

NY5116929911

Lat / Lon

54.66191° / -2.75851°

Easting / Northing

351,169E / 529,911N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Penrith's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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