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Social walk from YHA Hawkshead

Overview

Saturday 17th September 2022

Distance: 7.3 miles

Duration: 3.5 - 4.5 hours

Led by: BMC volunteer guides

Out from the hostel and left towards Hawkshead village, care is needed on country lanes where there is no footpath. This lovely walk climbs steadly to the hamlet of Hawkshead Hill, through the woodland of Hill Fell to Tarn Hows. Here we will follow the path to the west, stopping to enjoy this tranquil setting and fantastic views of the Coniston fells. This section of the walk is accessible for those with motorised wheelchairs.

The area was landscaped in the 19th century by joining three tarns together, later bought by Beatrix Potter and given to the National Trust. Our route will turn south east following ground past hamlets returning to the quaint village of Hawkshead before heading south back to the hostel.

Book your place

This event is part of YHA's Festival of Walking - view other social walks.

What makes it special

  • Led by an experienced guide
  • Build confidence walking in rural locations
  • Get a free cuppa at the finishing point

Date and time

Saturday 17th September 2022

Start: 10.15am

Price

For a suggested donation of £10, you can book a place on one of our social walks. Your donation will support our heart of the community appeal to install life-saving defibrillators at every YHA hostel.

Hostels nearby

Social walk from YHA Hawkshead

Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QD

Map references

OS Map: 96

OS Grid Ref: SD354966

Lat/Lng: 54.361697, -2.994753

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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