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Post by Ellie-mae on Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:10 pm

Thinking of a week in the LD mid September but no clue as to where to go (it all looks wonderful). Any recommendations?

Will be on foot once we have camped up with two small dogs so would prefer a camp site that isn't too remote.

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Re: Lake District

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:34 pm

C&MC site at Coniston is very good, short walk to banks of Coniston Water, and 30 min walk along banks to Coniston village/Pier.

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Re: Lake District

Post by boxerman on Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:41 pm

One of our favourites used to be Castlerigg Hall [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] just outside Keswick. Good access to the fells, plenty local walks, easy walk into the town [bit steep coming back though!]
There is also Castlerigg Farm [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] just across the lane. it used to be cheaper as the facilities weren't as posh - still nice though.

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Post by Kingham on Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:54 pm

It can get busy at times, but my favourite site in the Lakes is the C&CC Derwentwater site in Keswick.

It sits right on the northern shore of Derwentwater, with launch facility for kayaks & small boats, easy walking distance to the parks, theatre, hostelries, supermarket and outdoor shops.

Several fells are within walking distance of the site and a short walk to the bus station to reach those further afield.

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:59 pm

Re-Coniston, elevated wooded site split up into different areas, some flat pitches , others require chocks, lots of wildlife ,take a bird feeder if you like birds, we spotted Nuthatch ,tree creeper .
Nice site, narrow roads along side Coniston .
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Re: Lake District

Post by Ellie-mae on Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:55 pm

Thank you all for your hints and tips...will start doing some serious homework!
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Re: Lake District

Post by Traficlady on Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:09 am

Keswick and Ravenglass are my favourites. Keswick is a few minutes walk into town. Ravenglass has the La'al Ratty train to Boot. Plenty of walks from both and from Keswick you can walk along the disused railway to Threlkeld, about 3 miles, where there's a nice dog-friendly pub for lunch.

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Post by boxerman on Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:53 am

Traficlady wrote: Keswick you can walk along the disused railway to Threlkeld, about 3 miles,
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Is that the one where part of it is on a elevated walkway on the side of a river gorge? If so, we did it from Castlerigg to Keswick - lovely walk, good for cycling too.

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Post by Kingham on Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:50 pm

boxerman wrote:
Traficlady wrote: Keswick you can walk along the disused railway to Threlkeld, about 3 miles,
Nora
Is that the one where part of it is on a elevated walkway on the side of a river gorge? If so, we did it from Castlerigg to Keswick - lovely walk, good for cycling too.

Frank
There is a short section that is elevated above the River Greta. It actually forms part of the official Coast to Coast (C2C) cycle route, which is why you will often see loads of cyclists.

I tend to walk as far as Threlkeld then leave the route to climb Blencathra, before coming back down to a pint in the pub Traficlady mentioned (Horse & Farrier perhaps) ?

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Post by boxerman on Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:08 pm

Wargenwolf wrote:
I tend to walk as far as Threlkeld then leave the route to climb Blencathra, before coming back down to a pint in the pub Traficlady mentioned (Horse & Farrier perhaps) ?
Blencathra is a beautiful mountain, apparently the remnants of the volcano cone centred around Keswick, though it is many moons since I've been fit enough to tackle it - via sharp edge being favourite. Is the white cross of stones still there?

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Post by Kingham on Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:48 pm

boxerman wrote:
Wargenwolf wrote:
I tend to walk as far as Threlkeld then leave the route to climb Blencathra, before coming back down to a pint in the pub Traficlady mentioned (Horse & Farrier perhaps) ?
Blencathra is a beautiful mountain, apparently the remnants of the volcano cone centred around Keswick, though it is many moons since I've been fit enough to tackle it - via sharp edge being favourite. Is the white cross of stones still there?

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Another school day for Ken, I didn't know about its volcanic past. 

I can't recollect the white cross, but a lot of the times I go via Sharp Edge, it's all starting to get white and leads to this......

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Post by Askit on Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:55 pm

I understand that some of the railway line walks from Keswick are no longer possible because of the damage caused by the floods the winter before last. A couple of bridges were lost and (the last I checked) were beyond economic repair. The Castlerigg website has links to local walking routes and may have up to date advice available. Still plenty of other options for getting out walking there though.

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Post by Traficlady on Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:58 am

Wargenwolf wrote:
boxerman wrote:
Traficlady wrote: Keswick you can walk along the disused railway to Threlkeld, about 3 miles,
Nora
Is that the one where part of it is on a elevated walkway on the side of a river gorge? If so, we did it from Castlerigg to Keswick - lovely walk, good for cycling too.

Frank
There is a short section that is elevated above the River Greta. It actually forms part of the official Coast to Coast (C2C) cycle route, which is why you will often see loads of cyclists.

I tend to walk as far as Threlkeld then leave the route to climb Blencathra, before coming back down to a pint in the pub Traficlady mentioned (Horse & Farrier perhaps) ?
Sorry to quote so many!

Sounds like the one, starts from the sports centre. I like it because it's good for dogs off lead.

Not sure of the name of the pub but I think it's the only one in the village.

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Post by jacktherussell on Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:41 pm

I'd go for the C+CC site on Derwentwater,plenty of good walks around there, and you can catch the bus out and walk back, depending on how much walking you like to do.Head for the dog & gun pub, totally dog friendly,so much so that if you can't eat a meal with sometimes 15 or so dogs in the same room its not the place  for you. White cross still there,not too visible though, you could easily miss it.
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