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Short Walks and Easy Walks

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Aira Force Ullswater
Aira Force Ullswater
Aira Force waterfall on the banks of Ullswater is a victorian beauty spot owned by the National Trust.There is a pay & display car park and a tea room but there are some steps & slopes making the walk problematical for pushchairs.... more
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Castlerigg Stone Circle, on the outskirts of Keswick, is easy to reach. It is therefore also the most visited stone circle in Cumbria. Castlerigg is one of the first stone circles to have been built in Britain, dating from around 3000 BC.  As with Stonehenge its purpose is likely to remain unknown but it has been posited as a burial site or an astronomical observatory. The land is owned by the National Trust.... more
Grizedale Forest
Owned by the forestry commission Grizedale offers many walks to delight visitors including a sculpture trail and waymarked trails.The visitor centre will help you choose the right one and the cafe is a good place to unwind after a hearty tramp through the forest.... more
High Dam Finsthwaite
High Dam Finsthwaite
A hidden little gem close to the Swan Hotel Newby Bridge & the village of Finsthwaite. High Dam can be easily reached along a well-marked footpath from the National Trust car park beneath. It is a tranquil tarn and you can often find yourself alone out of season.The tarn used to provide the water power for bobbin-making at nearby Stott Park Bobbin Mill. It is as much as 33ft deep and situated at an elevation of 547ft. A great place for a picnic, or for fishing. discover the...... more
Tarn Hows
Tarn Hows
Bequeathed by Beatrix Potter to the National Trust, Tarn Hows has a pleasant circular walk on a level pathway (suitable for wheelchairs) with a canopy of cooling conifers. It is surrounded by woodland and has views toward the Helvellyn range and the Langdale Pikes. It is located close to the Drunken Duck hotel at Outgate (near Hawkshead) where the weary of foot can rest awhile. Alternatively you can drop down the hill into nearby Coniston village. Be...... more
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