3 of 5 (12 votes)

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 17.40km (10.81 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 6:45h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 555m (1820ft)
Descent 583m (1912ft)
Max. Elevation 510m (1673ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 1138m (3732ft)
Windermere Station
Staveley Station
Distance 17.40km
Duration ~6:45h
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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From the station, cross the road and take the track heading towards Orrest Head (across the junction).
OS Grid SD414993
The path heads over Orrest Head and through Near Orrest. Pick up the Dubbs Road just beyond the hamlet.
About 0.75 km (~0.47 miles) from
OS Grid NY423012
The Dubbs Road will lead you round towards Kentmere, with fantastic views into Troutbeck Valley as you go.
About 2.05 km (~1.27 miles) from
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The descent to Kentmere is via the craggy Garburn Pass.
About 3.44 km (~2.14 miles) from
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Pass through Kentmere and head for the opposite side of the valley. A bridleway signposted to Cocklaw Fell points out your way.
About 2.07 km (~1.29 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.
About 2.06 km (~1.28 miles) from
OS Grid NY494008
Cross a stream via a footbridge and head for Brunt Knott.
About 3.04 km (~1.89 miles) from
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The summit is marked by a trig point. From here, head for Brunt Knott Farm and follow the path down to Hall Lane.
About 0.92 km (~0.57 miles) from
OS Grid SD470983
Finish in the small town of Staveley. The Hawkeshead Brewery is well worth a visit - just near the station.
About 2.69 km (~1.67 miles) from

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