Social walk from YHA Hawkshead
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.
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
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.
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