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THE BARN - HAZEL BANK
Holiday cottage
Rosthwaite Borrowdale Cumbria

"a wonderful peaceful place"
017687 77645

Activities

Walking

  The main activity from Rosthwaite is walking and exploring the fells, to help you with this we can offer:-
advice on walks
maps and walking books are in the cottage for your use
dropping off and collection on linear walks
guided walks
4-wheel drive tours to give you an idea of the area
qualified guides for scrambling and climbing can be arranged
bus stops are at the bottom of the lane ( 2 minuets)


Walks direct from The Barn
As A Wainwright said:
" A fellwalker based in Rosthwaite is a king with many thrones"
  High Spy – Catbells
    at the bottom of the drive straight on and through the village,
over stepping stones and up Rigg Beck, through old slate mine workings
to the col and right to High Spy and along Maiden Moor to Catbells. 4 hours.
Return can made by launch and bus, or walking back by the river Derwent.
     
  Grange- Seatoller terrace
    at the bottom of the drive straight on and through the village,
over stepping stones and a third of the way up Rigg Beck to meet the
delightful low level Grange-Seatoller terrace path. Go left to Seatoller for tea
or right to Grange for tea; back alongside the river Derwent.
Alternatively the bus can be caught to either end and the full walk done.
  Buttermere via Dale Head
    at the bottom of the drive straight on and through the village,
over stepping stones and up Rigg Beck, through old slate mine workings to col,
straight ahead to Dale Head Tarn, up Dale Head and along the ridge,
passing Hindsgarth then onto Robinson and down to The Bridge Hotel at Buttermere. 4 hours.
Bus back in season or bus to Buttermere and reverse the above walk.
  River path to Grange
    at the bottom of the drive straight on and through the village, over stepping
stones and follow the river path through ancient woods to Grange;
possibly climbing Castle Crag on the way.
     
  Watendlath
    at the bottom of the drive turn right along the very popular path to Watendlath
with its beautiful tarn and excellent tea shop. 1 hour.
     
  Brund Fell and Kings Howe
    at the bottom of the drive turn right along the very popular path
towards Watendlath, but at the highest point turn off left to
Brund Fell (1 hour) return same way or continue onto Kings How
and then perhaps down to Grange and bus back.
     
  Dock Tarn and Great Crag
    at the bottom of the drive turn left alongside Stonethwaite Beck, past the bridge
to Stonethwaite, then left steeply up through ancient oak woods to the peaceful
Dock Tarn, maybe climbing higher onto Great Crag. Continue down to turn left on the
Watendlath path back to Rosthwaite.
     
  Grasmere via Greenup Edge
    at the bottom of the drive turn left alongside Stonethwaite Beck, past the bridge to Stonethwaite,
continue on the bridleway by innumerable waterfalls to Greenup Edge and down
Far Easedale, possibly visiting Easedale Tarn, to Grasmere. 5 hours. Catch 2 buses back to Rosthwaite.
The Langdale Pikes can also be visited from Greenup Edge.
     
  Langstrath valley
    at the bottom of the drive turn left alongside Stonethwaite Beck, past the bridge to Stonethwaite,
at the next bridge turn right along the east side of the Langstrath Valley, after 10 minutes
a bridge can be taken to shorten the walk, or continue to the bottom of Stake Pass and return
on the west side to Stonethwaite and a welcome pint in The Langstrath bar.
The walk can be extended to go up to Angle Tarn under Bowfell or over into the Langdale valley.
     
  Bessyboot and Glaramara
    at the bottom of the drive turn left alongside Stonethwaite Beck, over the bridge into Stonethwaite,
down to a campsite and turn right up Stanger Gill onto Rosthwaite Fell. Find Bessyboot
and Tarn at Leaves, then head towards Glaramara and return down Thornythwaite Fell
to Mountain View and Rosthwaite. 6 hours.
     
  Walks from Seathwaite
    Seathwaite is hour walk from The Barn, but best to drive in 5 minutes.
Great days on the fells begin and end here; Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Great End,
Glaramara, Esk Pike and many more days of adventure. If the mists are down then
there is the spectacular low level circuit up to Styhead Head and down Grains Gill.
     

Cycling

 
    There are a number of mostly on road cycle rides from The Barn,
which can take you around the Borrowdale, Newlands and even Buttermere valleys.
More serious and longer routes can also be done.

Mountain bikes can be hired in Keswick.
     
Boating  
    Canoes, yachts and even a dragonboat can be hired 10 minutes away on Derwentwater.

The Derwentwater launches circle the lake every half hour in season, stopping at 6 jetties.
     
Other activities
    Climbing on easily accessible crags; climbing walls in Keswick.

Trout fishing at Watendlath and other locations

Horse Riding at Armathwaite Hall and other locations

Honister Mine underground tours
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