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From YHA Derwent to YHA Patterdale

A strenuous walk (mountain (above 600m)) in national park Lake District starting and finishing in Cumbria, England, about 21.60km (13.42 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 9:00h (1 overnight stay). It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 973m (3192ft)
Loss 920m (3018ft)
Max. Elevation 940m (3083ft)
Elevation (total) 1893m (6210ft)
Start
Keswick
End
Patterdale, Penrith, Cumbria, England
Distance 21.60km
(13.42mi)
Duration ~9:00
Difficulty  
Strenuous
Created by Anonymous Walker on 26 Sep 2011
It's a long straight walk to arrive ar the Thirlspot pub, then a walk over Helvellyn via one of the steepest gills in the Lakes to Patterdale.

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Walk Map

Waypoints

OS Grid NY268200
Start from the YHA and head down to the main road. Follow the lake towards Keswick.
OS Grid NY270211
Turn left towards the Great Wood. A slight slope - mind the branches!
About 1.13 km (~0.7 miles) from
OS Grid NY280223
At the last crossing, head north towards the field.
About 1.56 km (~0.97 miles) from
OS Grid NY285223
Walk across the field and cross the road.
About 0.53 km (~0.33 miles) from
OS Grid NY287227
Keep going over the field towards the main road.
About 0.43 km (~0.27 miles) from
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Follow the road - the bus is an option for this part.
About 2.49 km (~1.55 miles) from
OS Grid NY316194
As before - you can skip this bit by catching a bus.
About 1.97 km (~1.22 miles) from
OS Grid NY316177
You can head to the pub for lunch.
About 1.69 km (~1.05 miles) from
OS Grid NY321179
A steep ascent; pass the stone wall.
About 0.50 km (~0.31 miles) from
OS Grid NY316168
Way down to the parking space; follow the stone wall.
About 1.20 km (~0.75 miles) from
OS Grid NY337154
Follow a clear but steep path, it's agood 1.5 hour ascent.
About 2.43 km (~1.51 miles) from
OS Grid NY342150
Plateau to the top - take your hat, glove and fleece!
About 0.62 km (~0.39 miles) from
OS Grid NY349149
After a very steep slope, the first part of Striding Edge is to go on top of the boulder.
About 0.80 km (~0.5 miles) from
OS Grid NY358155
Follow the length of the edge, then a nice, straightforward path.
About 1.07 km (~0.66 miles) from
OS Grid NY381159
A nice path down, and well marked.
About 2.27 km (~1.41 miles) from
OS Grid NY382156
The path goes to the kissing gate, then continue down the road.
About 0.35 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid NY392161
Follow the track to the main road, then turn right.
About 1.10 km (~0.68 miles) from
OS Grid NY398156
The main road takes you to the YHA and the end of the walk.
About 0.75 km (~0.47 miles) from

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