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View back to Wet Sleddale

Wet Sleddale

Description: A 3-mile out-and-back walk at Wet Sleddale reservoir, visiting Sleddale Hall (which featured in the film ‘Withnail and I’). Parking Information: Small, free car park at the south-east corner of the reservoir. View the map and download the GPX of this route. The sole purpose of this walk was […]

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Ullswater west

Gowbarrow Fell via Aira Force

Description: A 4.5-mile circular walk taking in the summit of Gowbarrow Fell, via Aira Force waterfall. Parking Information: National Trust car park just off the A592 – £5 for 2 hours, £7 for 4 hours. View the map and download the GPX of this route. I was look for a […]

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Knipe Signpost

Scarside (Bampton and Knipe)

Description: A 5 mile circular walk around Bampton and Knipe. View the map and download the GPX of this route. I was staying in the small village of Bampton and wanted to follow the river Lowther path towards Knipe.  The main reason for this route however, was to also include […]

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View over Haweswater

The Forces (Haweswater)

Description: A 3.5 mile, out-and-back walk along the north shore of Haweswater. Parking Information: Small free car park in the village of Burnbanks. View the map and download the GPX of this route.   Beginning in the tiny village of Burnbanks, this is an easy to navigate walk along the […]

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Navigating Safely

Navigating Safely I hope you find the information on OpenRoutes useful for finding and following routes, but you should never rely on this information alone, especially when heading out into the more mountainous areas. GPS devices are incredibly helpful when it comes to following a route, or when you want […]

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Getting Started

So you’ve found a route here on OpenRoutes that you’d like to follow, but you’re unsure what you’re supposed to do with the GPX file you’ve downloaded. Here’s my guide to get you started. First, let’s make sure you’ve downloaded the route. On each route page, you’ll find a link […]

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Glasgwm summit cairn and view to Aran Fawddwy.

Glasgwm

Description: A circular walk to the summit of Glasgwm from Cwm Cywarch. Parking Information: Donation car park and toilet at the start of the route. View the map and download the GPX of this route.   Despite its fairly short length, this is quite a strenous walk and not easy […]

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Sunset on Ynys Llanddwyn.

Ynys Llanddwyn

Description: A short walk along Newborough beach to Ynys Llanddwyn. Parking Information: Large car park and toilets at the start of the route. £4 charge on the access road during operating hours (09:00 to 17:00). View the map and download the GPX of this route. This is a short and […]

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I guess that's why it's called Precipice Walk!

Precipice Walk

Description: A short walk with wonderful views, but narrow path and steep drops in places. Parking Information: Free parking and toilets at the start of the route. View the map and download the GPX of this route. This is a fairly short walk, with just a little bit of climbing, […]

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Summit tower and view to the Mawddach estuary.

Foel Offrwm

Description: A short but steep climb to bag a Marilyn. Parking Information: Free car park and toilets at the start of the route. View the map and download the GPX of this route.   While I was out here to do the Precipice Walk I thought I’d take the opportunity […]

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