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Done this walk yesterday 31/12/18 really nice walk would highly recommend

Windy at the top!

21 days ago

Very wet and boggy, to be expected at the start of December. We had fun jumping across streams and bogs. Had young children with us and they managed fine. Was good fun getting to the top of Seat How, (was a bit tricky getting down due to the wet). Kids didn’t climb Seat How.

Great walk. Even in December with the weather coming in there was some great views.
Not all the gates are accessible for dogs... Had to lift my dog over some of them so if you don't think you can do this then don't to this trail

hiking
1 month ago

Very good walk. The hardest part of the day is the initial first ascend. Very steep at times but as soon as you reach the top of that, it all levels out as is very pleasant to the top.

I was pleasantly surprised by this trail. It is a beautiful and extremely well-kept area. Considering there is a housing estate built around this area, the wildlife is amazing. I was followed by a number of squirrels! Fantastic walk.

Fab walk, perfect Trail with easy access, and lake, sea and woodland views. Very large-dog friendly. Thank you for posting this Trail.

This truly is an epic walk! We parked down at the bottom as we were worried about the steep hill and didn't know there was a huge free car park at the top. So we'll definitely park at the top next time.
The views are spectacular! And there are loads of hidden surprises that I won't spoil but wow! Some bits are definitely not for the faint hearted.
As far as it being a loop, that is more difficult as the paths to come down the other side is not at all clear. We lost battery all of a sudden on the phone (at 40% so weird) so unfortunately the app was no help either. We ended up picking our way through the rough and even climbed down a stream but it was all good fun. We actually found the path at the bottom so next time we'll start that way and see where it joins the top. The path the other side is huge and unmissable.

Nice place and great scenery for a stroll

Fantastic walk with different terrains to experience. Would definitely do this again. Completed in 3hrs 45.

I believe this walk is moderate not easy. The walk is dependent on weather. We spoke to Two people who were both lost. Young children on this walk will need a lot of care. Please be careful on this difficult walk. It’s a five star walk for children (as long as they are able to walk for 17km) if you have good weather. But if you have low cloud and rain it’s very difficult.

This is a really fantastic walk. A man made path on one side rocky and difficult on the other. Many places to picnic.a really good first walk to discovering the lakes.

Great views .loved the scrambling down the river

Beautiful hike, which is actually only 6 miles. you can also cut through some pastures, walking amongst the sheep.

Good walk, good views - you can see for miles, Luds "Church" interesting, walk can be muddy. Busy on summer weekends.

A nice route for a good summer’s day. Anti-clockwise will give the least resistance against the crowds.

A nice day out. Can be overcrowded and dull at times as a result. Drones are becoming an issue at the Tarn.

To avoid the crowds a scramble up the Ghyll next to the path goes with little difficulty but a good day in a dry spell is a must on top of the usual need for good scrambling experience. A nip up Jack’s Rake will bring you back to the crowds but is relatively simple for the amount of exposure it brings (Note: this is also a rock climbing location. Climbers can drop/knock down rocks as the climb. They will also get very angry if you crowd them doing their rope work or if you cross their ropes - this is rather dangerous and really shouldn’t need saying...sadly it does).

walking
3 months ago

One of my regular walks. Quite quiet especially early morning or late evening

Loved all of it. Tranquil.

Amazing hike completed in 6 hours, hiking 12 miles, tough terrain but worth the challenge.

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice day hike. Very good views and awesome crevice. The stream was peaceful and trail was nice.

Would recommend going anti clockwise

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike, long but not too strenuous. Worth getting up early to do this one for less crowds.
Route is easy to navigate with all trails map. No toilets on route only at campsite at the start. Just a shame couldn’t see anything when we got to the top

Some unmarked path difficult to find

Just enough elevation to make you feel you’re working but not enough to be a slog. Great variety, lovely views.

Hf holiday 9/4/18 Malhamdale. Scar Janet foss. Weet

We went in late August, whether was fair enough but Lakes District is very busy and this trail had the feel of a motorway at times. Pretty, easy trail along the river to Skelwith Force and Bridge, there’s a cafe, shops and galleries. The flat part along the river was accessible for everyone, several road crossings, in fact much of the walk was accessible by car but the tarn is in a lovely setting and both Elterwater and Skelwith offer food/drink options. But if you’re looking for an adventure away from the crowds this isn’t it.

glorious

hiking
4 months ago

Ennerdale is quite a remote part of the lakes. Half of the loop is a well maintained track, however the opposite side of the lake is very rocky underfoot. Also in wet weather the trail is almost a stream off the fell! The scree section is fairly straight forward, but ( depending on which direction you take) the crag after it could be quite tricky as there is a little bit of climbing involved. The car park is free. ( Bowness knott) I would say it's a little harder than easy though!

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