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Walker on Watendlath footpath

Walker on Watendlath footpath


Tucked secretively away above Borrowdale, the hamlet of Watendlath is the first target of the third day. Its pleasant setting will fortify you for the crossing of the Armboth Fells. At a moderate altitude these fells tend to get slightly overlooked which is a pity as the offer fine walking and unrestricted views before leading to the Kings Head at Thirlspot.

Before setting off please make sure you plot the suggested route on OS maps and pack a compass. They are essential for a safe, enjoyable day in the hills!

Walk Route: Borrowdale - Thirlmere

Duration: 4 - 5 hours

Miles: 7

Time/Effort 3 out of 5
Navigation 3 out of 5
Technicality 3 out of 5
Height gain/loss (metres) 700
OS map Landranger 90, OS Explorer OL 4 ,5,6 & 7


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Map reference: NY 252172  Lat: 54.54495 Long: -3.15699