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Swinside Fell and Stoneside Hill

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Lake District in Cumbria, England, about 13.87km (8.62 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 5:30h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 457m (1499ft)
Loss 461m (1512ft)
Max. Elevation 470m (1541ft)
Elevation (total) 918m (3011ft)
Start & End
The Green
Distance 13.87km
(8.62mi)
Duration ~5:30
Difficulty  
Moderate
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 10 Feb 2011
A great walk in a quieter corner of the Lakes. No craggy peaks or knife-edge ridges, but the rolling moorland mounds of Swinside Fell are well worth a day's wandering. Enjoy.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SD178846
Start at The Green, a village just outside the Lake District. There are buses, or Green Road Station is just 15 minutes away.
Past Brockwood Hall About 1.06 km (~0.66 miles) from
OS Grid SD167847
Cross the road outside the village and take the road opposite. Just 100m on your right is a footpath heading over the fields to Brockwood Hall. Continue past to the road at Langthwaite Bridge.
Whicham Mill About 1.51 km (~0.94 miles) from
OS Grid SD152846
From Langthwaite Bridge, it's a short road walk through the Whicham Valley to Whicham Mill. There is a short dogleg of footpath at Fox and Goose cottages, which cuts out a bit of the road. At Beckside, head into the Whitecombe Beck valley towards Whicham Mill.
Whitecombe Beck About 1.54 km (~0.96 miles) from
OS Grid SD149862
It's a great valley walk up towards Whitecombe screes - quiet, hidden and a fantastic backdrop of the Whitecombe Screes.
On to White Combe About 0.83 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid SD148870
At the mouth of the beck, the path cuts sharply up the hillside on to White Combe.
Whitecombe Moss About 0.51 km (~0.32 miles) from
OS Grid SD151874
This is the high point of Swinside Fell, a flat, grassy fell. Depending on how energetic you feel, either follow the edge of the plateau around Black Crag, or head across the felltop to Stoneside Hill.
Stoneside Hill About 1.93 km (~1.2 miles) from
OS Grid SD145892
Modest in height but proud in view. Many of the southern Lakeland tops can be spied from here, as well as the oft-forgotten Cumbrian coast.
Bridleway About 1.91 km (~1.19 miles) from
OS Grid SD164887
Head into the valley between Swinside Fell and Thwaites Fell, where there is a bridleway. Follow this downhill into the Whicham Valley.
Sunkenkirk Circle About 0.92 km (~0.57 miles) from
OS Grid SD171881
You will pass the Bronze Age stone circle of Sunkenkirk, interesting if you like that sort of thing (I grew up near Stone Henge so am fairly immune to their charms).
Beyond Knott Hill About 1.48 km (~0.92 miles) from
OS Grid SD173867
A long and winding footpath takes you past Knott Hill and back towards The Green.
Hallthwaites About 1.32 km (~0.82 miles) from
OS Grid SD178854
Drop into Hallthwaites and follow the quiet road round to The Green.
The Green again About 0.86 km (~0.53 miles) from
OS Grid SD179846
The Punchbowl is a good pub in which to wait for your bus or train home...

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