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WALKING THE FELLS

The Duck sits amongst the Southern Lowland Fells, allowing easy access to some memorable walks. In reception there are folders of good local walks. There are also many low level walks which also have magnificent views.

TARN HOWS (2.5 miles)

Bought in 1929 by Beatrix Potter and bequeathed to the National Trust in her will, this beauty place is one of the most visited spots in Lakeland. In summer avoid the crowds and visit early morning and you will have a much more enjoyable walk along the 1.5 mile circular route which has some stunning views.

LANGDALE PIKES (5 miles)

The most visually recognisable of the Central Fells, the Pikes are Harrison Stickle, Loft Crag, Pike O' Stickle and Pavey Ark. Harrison Stickle is the highest with an elevation of 2,415ft or 736m Popular ascents are traversing Thorn Crag or following Stickle Ghyll to Stickle Tarn from Dungeon Ghyll.

LOUGHRIGG TARN (3 miles) AND FELL

Atarn of outstanding beauty, being almost circular in form, with striking views towards the Langdale Pikes. Wordsworth described it as being a "most beautiful example"

Loughrigg Fell Elevation 1,099ft or 335m is one of the Central Fells, popular ascents are Lanty Scar from Rydal, Todd Cragg from Clappersgate and past Loughrigg Tarn from Skelwith Bridge

OLD MAN OF CONISTON (4.5 miles)

Part of the Southern Fells, at an elevation of 2,634ft or 803m the Old Man is the inspiration for Kanchenjunga in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons novel Swallowdale.Popular ascents are via Church beck in Coniston and Southern Ridge from Walna Scar Road. Coniston Old Man has been extensively mined for both copper and slate for hundreds of years.

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