Lanthwaite Wood and Crummock Water

How many times have you driven along the road from Lorton to Loweswater past Scale Hill and this little woodland amongst the lush green fields of the vale on the way to the fells, yet have never stopped to explore?

Leaving the car park there is an easy but rough track that descends through mixed woodland of widely spaced conifers and birches to an unexpected shingle beach where you can see south east along the length of Crummock Water to the fells of the High Stile range in the distance. It's a beautiful spot.

Exploring further, there are two weirs and a number of bridges one of which is a sort of a suspension bridge, or at least it's braced with a tensioned wire rope. Continuing further along the track you come to a boat house on the shore. From here the view is eastwards across to Mellbreak and round to the Loweswater Fells. There is plenty of scope for exploring the woods with many paths and tracks.

Park at the National Trust car park at Lanthwaite Wood on the side of Scale Hill, between Lorton and Loweswater.