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One of my favourite Fell Runs.... great all year around, though weather can be changeable, so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kendal, United Kingdom
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Beware of the wind at the Nan Bield Pass and snow cornices

This is a wondrful walk in most conditions. There are some boggy parts from the top of Garburn... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Staveley, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Hollinrigg Lane, Kentmere, Kendal, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite Fell Runs.... great all year around, though weather can be changeable, so prepare well just in case.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank martinbirch6
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is a wondrful walk in most conditions. There are some boggy parts from the top of Garburn Pass to Ill Bell and frozen ground can be a blessing. Substantial snow cornices form so stick to the path. With a strong south-westerly the wind at...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank 523stanleyc
Reviewed 2 June 2018

The famous Kentmere horseshoe is a strenuous 13 mile hike but there is a less strenuous 7 mile lower walk which goes from Kentmere village up to the reservoir up one side of the valley and down the other. Still good views up and down...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Suzywac
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Really good walk with clear paths. Challenging at times as lots of ascents! We parked in kentmere a farmer had opened the field for parking as parking is very limited there. Would recommend to get there early. Also if using a website for direction- print...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank jessbR9081ZR
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

A great 12 mile walk. Six Wainwright fells, fantastic views, remote access. Parking difficult in Kentmere

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank hem0116
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is an excellent long hill walk. Parking can be difficult, although there is sometimes a field which is opened up. You need to have a good level of fitness and should be able to navigate, and it's absolutely essential to have with you spare...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank ianoldham376
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended but not in mist the side of Ill Bell would have been impossible up the Garburn pass to start then round it took us 9.5 hours but we are a little over 60 challenging but the view were magnificent all around

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank withouttnekids
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We did this yesterday tracing the route of the fell race that takes place in July. Fantastic scenery and a good few Wainwrights to bag. Do go prepared though. When the cloud comes down you're in trouble if you aren't. Parking is tricky - we...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank fenixUK
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Wonderful views of the South Lakes area. You do need to be relatively fit as many steep ascents. Parking can be an issue, and no public transport.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank pbramham
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I've not done this walk for many years as you have to arrive very early to get a parking space, or be lucky as I was and find that the field that is sometime open for parking, is open. As this isn't a walking guide...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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