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An Eskdale ramble

A leisurely walk (riverside) in national park Lake District in Cumbria, England, about 4.10km (2.55 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 84m (275ft)
Descent 86m (282ft)
Max. Elevation 140m (459ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 170m (557ft)
Start & End
Dalegarth station
Distance 4.10km
Duration ~1:15h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 16 Dec 2014
The Ravenglass & Eskdale railway is a popular attraction in the Western Fells. This walk is a great add-on to the day out, exploring the countryside around Dalegarth deep in Eskdale. The railway is not cheap, but it's well worth a splurge as it's a wonderful journey. There is a pub at Dalegarth as well. Times and fares can be found here: http://ravenglass-railway.co.uk/timetables/

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Take the train into Eskdale from Ravenglass. Dalegarth is the final stop.
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Walk along the road to the Brook House Inn and take the lane opposite.
About 0.35 km (~0.22 miles) from
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Follow the lane to St Catherine's church on the River Esk. Follow the river heading east.
About 0.58 km (~0.36 miles) from
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Look for the footbridge near Gill Force and cross over the Esk. Then turn left and follow the path until you reach a wall, then up onto the Eskdale Bridleway.
About 0.42 km (~0.26 miles) from
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The bridleway continues into a woodland.
About 0.51 km (~0.32 miles) from
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At the far edge of the woods, across the stream, you will find a signposted route up to Stanley Force waterfall.
About 0.23 km (~0.14 miles) from
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Take care looking over the viewpoint to the falls - it's a very long drop! Then retrace your steps back down the path.
About 0.44 km (~0.27 miles) from
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Take the path past Dalegarth Hall, which joins the road through the dale.
About 0.64 km (~0.4 miles) from
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Turn right to Dalegarth station or right to Beckfoot station.
About 0.41 km (~0.25 miles) from

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