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Applethwaite Common and Sleddale Forest

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Lake District starting and finishing in Cumbria, England, about 17.02km (10.58 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 5:30. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 555m (1820ft)
Loss 583m (1912ft)
Max. Elevation 510m (1673ft)
Elevation (total) 1138m (3732ft)
Start
Windermere Station
End
Staveley Station
Distance 17.02km
(10.58mi)
Duration ~5:30
Difficulty  
Moderate
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 13 May 2010
This walk traverses the area between Windermere and Kentmere - often overlooked in the race for the big peaks. From Windermere Station, head over Orrest Head to pick up the Dubbs Road around Applethwaite Common. The road leads to Kentmere Village, from where you can head on tto Staveley Head Fell and Brunt Knott before picking up the train at Staveley.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SD414985
From the station, cross the road and take the track heading towards Orrest Head (across the junction).
Orrest Head About 0.75 km (~0.47 miles) from
OS Grid SD414993
The path heads over Orrest Head and through Near Orrest. Pick up the Dubbs Road just beyond the hamlet.
Dubbs Road About 2.05 km (~1.27 miles) from
OS Grid NY423012
The Dubbs Road will lead you round towards Kentmere, with fantastic views into Troutbeck Valley as you go.
Garburn Pass About 3.44 km (~2.14 miles) from
OS Grid NY438043
The descent to Kentmere is via the craggy Garburn Pass.
Green Quarter About 2.07 km (~1.29 miles) from
OS Grid NY459041
Pass through Kentmere and head for the opposite side of the valley. A bridleway signposted to Cocklaw Fell points out your way.
Skeggles Water About 2.06 km (~1.28 miles) from
OS Grid NY478034
This is a lonely little tarn, up on the summit ridge of Green Quarter Fell. Keep on along the crest towards Sleddale Forest.
Footbridge About 3.04 km (~1.89 miles) from
OS Grid NY494008
Cross a stream via a footbridge and head for Brunt Knott.
Brunt Knott About 0.92 km (~0.57 miles) from
OS Grid NY485006
The summit is marked by a trig point. From here, head for Brunt Knott Farm and follow the path down to Hall Lane.
Staveley About 2.69 km (~1.67 miles) from
OS Grid SD470983
Finish in the small town of Staveley. The Hawkeshead Brewery is well worth a visit - just near the station.

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