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image for Walking Route item typeKeswick to Caldbeck at Keswick

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The distinctive character of this stage is rough windswept moorland that opens out below the bulks of Skiddaw and Blencathra mountains. Between Skiddaw House and Nether Row there is an alternative low level route via Whitewater Dash waterfall for poor weather conditions or the less intrepid. Heather-clad slopes and extensive views across to the distant North Pennines via the infant River Caldew and an ascent of High Pike - the highest point of your journey at 685 metres.

Walk Route: Keswick - Caldbeck

Duration: 6 - 7 hours

Miles: 14

Time/Effort 2 out of 5
Navigation 1 out of 5
Technicality 1 out of 5
Height gain/loss (metres) 300
OS map OS7
Toilets Keswick, Cadleck
Refreshments keswick, caldbeck




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Map reference: NY 266234  Lat: 54.60041 Long: -3.13767

Take jct 40 from the M6 onto the A66 from Penrith to Keswick.

Accessible by Public Transport: 18 miles from Penrith station