3.6 of 5 (170 votes)

Armathwaite Circular

A leisurely walk (countryside) in Cumbria, England, about 5.30km (3.29 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:45h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 84m (275ft)
Descent 129m (423ft)
Max. Elevation 170m (557ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 213m (698ft)
Start & End
Armathwaite Railway Station
Distance 5.30km
Duration ~1:45h
2Created by mac.hawk on 12 Oct 2016
A short walk (4 1/4 miles) off the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle railway line from Armathwaite Railway Station (bus service is poor). Particularly nice when the autumn colours abound. No toilets en-route but x2 pubs and a convenience store are in the village.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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OS Grid NY504463
Exit the railway station and follow the road downhill into the village. At the junction with Front Street turn left briefly then follow the road right over the River Eden.
OS Grid NY517459
Follow the road ahead (ignoring turn-offs at right then left) as it rises uphill. After 3/4 mile reach a wayposted track on the right just before Faugh Head. Follow the track as it rises the hill.
About 1.39 km (~0.86 miles) from
OS Grid NY518448
Follow the tree lined track for 3/4 mile to reach the tarmac road at Longdales and turn right to follow the road to a T-junction. Turn left briefly to reach a waymarker post on the right.
About 1.13 km (~0.7 miles) from
OS Grid NY516445
Follow the wayposted wide path downhill through Coombs Wood. Ignore any side paths and keep on the RoW track for a little over a mile.
About 0.33 km (~0.21 miles) from
OS Grid NY504453
As you near the river at the rapids near Mill Farm (on the other side of the river) either keep following the track along High Flats or turn left to descend to the river and follow it downstream.
About 1.53 km (~0.95 miles) from
OS Grid NY507460
Either route will return you to the Armathwaite Bridge area where you simply retrace your route back to the railway station (the small church is worth a visit).
About 0.70 km (~0.43 miles) from

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