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Walk: Derwentwater

Lancashire Telegraph: The Derwentwater route

4:20pm Monday 6th May 2013

It is right that most people celebrate our Lake District but few realise the importance of the rivers which feed the lakes.

Walk: Derwentwater

3:07pm Tuesday 2nd April 2013

Between now and the end of May is the ideal time to enjoy a walk in the Lake District.

Walk: Kirkby Malham

5:28pm Tuesday 22nd January 2013

Last week I had two letters from readers asking if there were any winter walks in the Malham area.

Walk: Around Orrest Head

Lancashire Telegraph: Around Orrest Head

5:28pm Monday 7th January 2013

This is without doubt the most accessible and popular walk in the whole of the Lake District.

Around Grizedale Forest

4:59pm Monday 10th September 2012

I planned this walk to link with the Countryfile TV programme on Grizedale, now open to the public — though this was once not the case.

Grasmere Walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Grasmere Walk

3:57pm Thursday 4th August 2011

THIS week I decided to make a longer journey than usual into the Lake District to find an almost forgotten tarn much loved by William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy.

Loweswater walk

Lancashire Telegraph: ROUTE: Loweswater walk

3:21pm Wednesday 12th January 2011

Following my recent stroll around Buttermere – and keeping a wary eye open for the weather – I decided to enjoy another relatively level walk, this time around Loweswater.

Bowland walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Bowland walk

3:18pm Tuesday 23rd November 2010

The Stocks Reservoir area, in the Trough of Bowland, is the breeding ground for the rare hen harrier.

Walking Great and Little Burney

Lancashire Telegraph: Walking Great and Little Burney

11:30am Friday 22nd October 2010

Great Burney stands to the north of the A5092. The fell slope you can see from the road involves a steepish climb but when you arrive at the top, you can see a delightful path continuing on and then gently up to the cairn on the summit. The views from here are superb and well worth the effort. The walk then descends to the fell road, easy at first and then through tiresome bracken in high summer. It continues through the countryside to Tottlebank, a lovely quiet corner of Cumbria. The return is made along the Cumbria Way and then skirts the eastern slopes of Great Burney.

Ravenstonedale and Smardale Gill walk


3:14pm Wednesday 6th October 2010

I HAVE recently enjoyed a number of walks along the many now disused railway tracks in Cumbria.

Ashness Bridge Walk


2:58pm Tuesday 7th September 2010

OF all the walks I have covered in this series few are more beautiful or more historic than this.

Coniston walk

Lancashire Telegraph: A ramble with Ruskin around Coniston

3:10pm Thursday 29th July 2010

JOHN Ruskin was born in 1819, the son of a wealthy London sherry and wine merchant.

Coniston walk

Lancashire Telegraph: ROUTE: Map of Coniston walk

2:16pm Thursday 29th July 2010

This walk is longer and more strenuous than most I have described. It is, however, well worth the effort but it does need careful planning and should be done slowly and on a good clear day.

Broughton Square walk at Broughton-in-Furness

Lancashire Telegraph: Walk the much improved paths around Broughton-in-Furness

1:00pm Friday 9th July 2010

I ALWAYS thought I had walked all the footpaths around Broughton-in-Furness but just recently I re-walked a path I had tried once and found it so wet and rough I decided it wasn’t suitable to recommend to other walkers.

Kentmere walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Kentmere walk

5:18pm Tuesday 20th April 2010

THIS is a lovely walk through some of the Lake District’s finest scenery.

Langwathby walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Langwathby walk

7:24pm Monday 16th November 2009

THERE can be few more spectacular settings for a pub than the Shepherds Inn, which stands in splendid isolation of the village green at Langwathby.

Glencoyne walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Glencoyne walk

5:44pm Monday 2nd November 2009

THIS is a dramatic walk with a long ascent, then a wet descent followed by a very stony one.

Little Salkeld walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Little Salkeld walk

5:36pm Sunday 18th October 2009

Irecently described a walk around the stone circle at Castlerigg, near Keswick.

Latterbarrow walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Latterbarrow walk

5:03pm Wednesday 14th October 2009

THE lovely fell, Latterbarrow, 803 feet high, lies between Windermere and Esthwaite Water.

Castlerigg walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Castlerigg walk

2:42pm Monday 5th October 2009

Pass through a metal gate leading directly to the Stone Circle.

Coniston walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Coniston walk

4:14pm Tuesday 15th September 2009

On days when Coniston is overflowing with visitors the hamlet of Torver to the south provides something of a quiet haven.

Hawkshead walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Hawkshead walk

5:37pm Monday 10th August 2009

Whatever the time of year, Hawkshead is busy but this gentle stroll finds undiscovered paths, extensive woodlands and tiny rippling streams that are full of wildlife.

Kirkby Stephen walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Kirby Stephen walk

5:15pm Monday 3rd August 2009

This very gentle undulating stroll leads through heavenly countryside as befits the name of Eden Valley.

Burgh-by-Sands walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Burgh-by-Sands walk

3:35pm Monday 1st June 2009

Just occasionally I go further afield for my strolls but this is the first time I have ventured so far North.

Muker walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Muker walk

6:02pm Monday 20th April 2009

If ever a village is unspoiled then it is Muker, which on no account should ever be rushed.

Keswick walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Keswick walk

5:02pm Thursday 16th April 2009

Although an important medieval market town, Keswick is largely a product of Victorian tourism.

Beacon Fell walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Beacon Fell walk

9:28am Wednesday 8th April 2009

Although Beacon Fell is only 873 feet above sea level its summit dominates the West Lancashire plain, with Blackpool Tower clearly visible on a good day, while to the east Bowland hills are laid out in all their splendour.

Rochdale walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Rochdale walk

3:32pm Monday 30th March 2009

There is no doubt that the most famous person produced by Rochdale was the one and only Gracie Fields — but there are many others which spring into the minds of those who love Lancashire as much as I do.

Settle walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Settle walk

3:08pm Wednesday 25th March 2009

For Lancastrians who do not mind risking the occasional visit to Yorkshire then strolls around the market town of Settle will take a lot of beating.

Bolton walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Bolton walk

3:56pm Monday 16th March 2009

In the days before Lancashire Cotton was crowned king of the textile world a small village called Bolton-on-the-Moors made a modest living from the handloom weaving of wool and from farming.

Kirkby Malham walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Kirkby Malham walk

5:44pm Wednesday 11th March 2009

When people from East Lancashire think about going from a stroll in the Yorkshire Dales, they often finish up at the Yorkshire Dales Park Information Centre — and quite right too.

Saltaire walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Saltaire walk

5:06pm Tuesday 27th January 2009

IN 2001, Saltaire was declared a World Heritage site and is one of the most fascinating of planned industrial villages.

Blackpool walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackpool walk

5:12pm Monday 1st December 2008

The whole of Blackpool revolves around fun for people of all ages with the Pleasure Beach, three piers and exciting entertainment.

Chorlton walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Chorlton walk

6:23pm Tuesday 25th November 2008

There has long been a saying in Lancashire which tells us to “waste nowt”.

Hollingworth walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Hollingworth walk

3:28pm Monday 10th November 2008

THE ROCHDALE Canal was a brave enterprise, completed in 1804.

Moses Gate walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Moses Gate walk

1:10pm Saturday 1st November 2008

DESCRIBED as a countryside oasis set among an urban setting, Moses Gate is 750 acres (300 hectares) of kiddie-friendly beauty.

Fairhaven walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Fairhaven walk

4:44pm Monday 27th October 2008

This easy circular walk offers seaside views around a lake created by an old flooded golf course.

Beacon Fell walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Beacon Fell walk

4:01pm Tuesday 21st October 2008

THIS is a wild and wonderful place with several paths which lead through the conifer woodland.

Crook of Lune walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Crook of Lune walk

2:52pm Monday 6th October 2008

A disused railway line, two historic bridges, a sweeping curve of a river and a pretty stretch of woodland make this a walk to remember.

Aysgarth Falls walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Walk: Wet weather bonus for spectacular falls

5:23pm Monday 29th September 2008

From East Lancashire the most attractive route is from Skipton and Bolton Abbey (A65).

Ingleton walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Walk: Feeling the force of nature at full power

5:18pm Monday 15th September 2008

The route cuts through glens classified as Sites of Special Scientific Interest and acrross the bed of a former lake, ground out by glacial action.

Jumbles reservoir walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Walk: Man-made ‘watering hole’ so much to offer

2:43pm Tuesday 26th August 2008

Jumbles reservoir looks as if it was built in Victorian times but was in fact constructed in the 1960s and opened by the Queen in 1971.

Maryport walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Walk: Harbour walk offers a treasure trail for kids

3:53pm Monday 18th August 2008

A circular walk around Maryport harbour, taking in a busy harbour that once had huge strategic importance, this is a walk by the sea with a difference which will appeal to all ages.

Lancaster walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Walks: See butterflies and a towering monument

4:44pm Monday 4th August 2008

Most people drive along the M6 and see the Ashton Memorial above the road without realising that it can be visited.


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