A short sharp walk to Gummer's How

Gummer's How is situated at the southern end of Windermere near the National Trust owned Fell Foot Park, on the opposite side to Lakeside. Although you can walk from the shore of the lake there is a lot more climbing to do. This walk starts from the Gummer's How picnic area which takes a lot of the 'sting' out of it.

The distance from the picnic area to the summit is short and, although steps lead much of the way to the trig point, the path gets strewn with mud from the cattle. Brought in to help manage the diversity of flora they roam freely but can make a bit of a mess. They are nice to see and seem a content bunch of cross breeds called Luing - from the Highland and the Short Horn, according to the information board.

Our walk starts at the Gummer's How picnic area which is signposted off the A592 just over 1.0km (0.6 miles) up on the right hand side of the steep and narrow road.