and Eskdale - "Easy" walks - Pushchair
A good walk for a
or rest day
Head is linked to the church in Eskdale by a track taking
the lowest ground between Wasdale and Eskdale, passing by Burnmore Tarn.
This track dates from the time when Wasdale did not have its own church
and bodies had to be transported to Eskdale
for burial. Both the Brook House Inn, The Boot (formally Burnmore Inn)
and the Woolpack Inn (a little to the east) are convenient at the
other end of the walk for refreshments. (Note that the Illgill Head
is now more popular so watch for where the Corpse Road branches off).
stroll when the weather unexpectedly clears, walk over the old
behind the hotel and walk up between the walls to Ritson's Force
(down on right of path) and on into Mosedale.
of the Lake
at 31485052 where the lakeside road finally leaves the edge of the lake
(just before the cattle grid) it is possible to take very easy paths
the western shores of Wastwater .
There is only one stile, at the start, which can be avoided by walking
west a little along the road and using the gate to Wasdale youth hostel
(Wasdale Hall) .
"easy" walk from The Wasdale Head is along the south side of Wastwater
and over Illgill Head above the screes.
easy ground for hillwalkers the lakeside path is bouldery in the extreme(no
escape routes) and has been the scene of rescues by Wasdale MRT !
by contrast, is a pleasant grassy stroll. (It is inadvisable to venture
onto the unstable screes themselves)
one way walk over Muncaster Fell can be engineered from "Muncaster
Mill" (on the Ravenglass
railway) by talking the footpath towards
Muncaster Castle until you
reach the A595 where you turn left towards the summit up "Fell Lane"
descending to Muncaster Head (farm) over a variety of paths and
finishing on the farm track and on to "The Green" station beyond the King George IV pub.
(The area below the summit is boggy but the worst is avoidable by
taking the best paths).