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By Boorny on 02/09/15 at 12:46pm

Hi All, Just joined this great site and looking for some friendly advice. We are 3 relatively fit 40's men with moderate walking experience looking to walk approx 30-40 miles over 3 days finishing at different points each day where hopefully a pint will be locally on hand. So many walks on this site but advice would be helpful on combining some of the best walks to achieve our goal. Thanks in advance!


By beth on 02/09/15 at 3:32pm

Hi Boorny

Thanks for the PM!

I'm not sure if you are asking for 3 linear walks, 1 linear walk backpacking/B&B over 3 days, or 3 day walks from different places. All with a pub at the end of the day.

Here's some ideas anyway. For 3 good days out you can't beat the horseshoes: The Coledale Horseshoe - Keswick The Fairfield Horseshoe - Ambleside The Kentmere Horseshoe - Kendal

If you wanted to start somewhere and wander, ending up at a pub for food, drink and accommodation, I'd perhaps start at Keswick take the railway path and branch off to Clough Head, Helvellyn, Fairfield, and down into Ambleside. Next day do the reverse of A journey from Dungeon Ghyll over the fells to Ambleside, which gives you the ODG/NDG/Sticklebarn Tavern. And then back to Keswick via the Cumbria Way, or over the fells. Alternatively starting at Keswick, go over Catbells, and all the way round to Robinson and drop down into Buttermere. There's The Bridge Hotel, The Fish Inn, and a campsite. Then over Haystacks, Green/Great Gable and down into Wasdale for the Wasdale Head Hotel. Then perhaps over Scafell Pike, Great End, Esk Pike, Bowfell and down into Langdale.

So many possibilities! Beth


By Boorny on 02/09/15 at 11:22pm

Hi Beth,

Many thanks for such a prompt reply and for the information.

Once we have left the car our preference is to not return to it until we have to make our way back down to the South. So this could mean one large (30-40 miles) linear circular walk over 3 days staying at different points or a linear walk from a starting point and ending at a different location (again staying at different locations each night) some 30-40 miles later (we would then find a mode of transport to return to the car). I will take to the map and look through your suggested routes!

Thanks Again



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