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Lake to Lake Walk

267 km / 166 miles

Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland
From Lakeland the route takes a line through Appleby and Brough to the Pennines then strikes north through Middleton in Teesdale, Allenheads, Allendale and Bellingham, crossing Hadrian's Wall near to Chesters Fort. In effect, the route links Lake Windermere with Kielder Water.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging; Lake/Reservoir/Loch; Moorland
SD403967 - Bowness, Cumbria
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NY707882 - Kielder Water, Northumbria
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Open Date: 1999

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback: Lake to Lake Walk (MC Publications - 1999)
Certificate: Certificate for Lake to Lake Walk (Alistair Wallace)


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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger: 8086879091929697
OS Landranger Active: 8086879091929697
OS Explorer: 5719314243307
OS Explorer Active: 5719314243307

Group Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

Hostel Accommodation: Lake District Backpackers, Windermere 2 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Ghyll Head Outdoor Education Centre 3 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Hawkshead YHA, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria 3 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Windermere YHA, Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria 3 Km
Hostel Accommodation: High Wray Basecamp, Ambleside < 1 Km
Camp Site: Long Valley Bell Tents & Yurts, Low Wray Site, Ambleside < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Elterwater YHA, Elterwater, Ambleside 4 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Langdale YHA, Loughrigg, Ambleside, Cumbria 3 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Shackleton Lodge, Brathay Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Ambleside YHA, Waterhead, Ambleside, Cumbria 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Ambleside Backpackers, Old Lake Rd, Ambleside, Cumbria < 1 Km
Bunk House: Rydal Hall Bunkhouse, Ambleside, Cumbria 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Grasmere Butharlyp Howe YHA, Grasmere, Cumbria 4 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Thorney How Independant Hostel, Grasmere, Cumbria 5 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Grasmere Independent Hostel, Keswick Rd, Grasmere, Cumbria 5 Km
Bunk House: Shepherd's Crook Bunkhouse < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Patterdale YHA, Patterdale, Penrith, Cumbria < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Helvellyn YHA, Greenside, Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria 3 Km
Camping Barn: Swirral Camping Barn, Striding Edge, Glenridding, Cumbria 3 Km
Bunk House: New Ing Lodge, Shap, Penrith 4 Km
Bunk House: Greengill Barn 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Dufton YHA, Dufton, Appleby, Cumbria 5 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Ormsdale Mill Residential Centre < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Kirkby Stephen Hostel, Yorkshire 5 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Blackton Grange YHA, Romaldkirk, Barnard Castle, Co Durham 3 Km
Camping Barn: Holwick YHA, Middleton In Teesdale, Barnard Castle,Co.Durham 4 Km
Bunk House: Barrington Bunkhouse < 1 Km
Bunk House: Swallow's Rest < 1 Km
Camping Barn: Barrasford YHA, The Barrasford Arms, Hexham, Northumberland 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Hareshaw Hostel, (previously YHA Bellingham) 1 Km
Bunk House: Demesne Farm Bunkhouse, Bellingham, Hexham < 1 Km
Bunk House: Boe Rigg Bunkhouse 2 Km
Bunk House: Tarset Tor 3 Km

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Connected Paths:

E Routes: E-Route 2 UK Section - Dover to Kirk Yetholm; E-Route 2 UK Section - Harwich to Middleton in Teesdale
National Trails (England & Wales): Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail; Pennine Way National Trail
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Dales Way; Isaac's Tea Trail; Teesdale Way; Waskerley Way; Weardale Way
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Significant un-waymarked paths: Coast to Coast (Wainwright)
Other Paths: Alternative Coast to Coast; Ambleside Ale Trail; Dales High Way; Durham Round; Eastern Hadrianic Way; Eden Way; Fairtrade Way; Grasmere Ale Trail; Great English Walk; Head to Head; High Street Stroll; Inn the Lake District; Lady Anne's Way; Lake District Boundary Walk; Lakeland Haute Route; Lakeland to Lindisfarne; Lakeland Tour; Lakes and Tarns - Eastern Lakeland; Lakeside Way; Lead Mining Trail; Miller's Way; Moss Troopers' Trail; North of England Way; North West Way; Pennine Journey - Settle to Hadrian's Wall; Ravenber Way; Reiver's Way; Roman Ring; Rydal Ale Trail; Settle To Carlisle - Hill Walk; Settle to Carlisle Way; St. Wilfrid's Way; Thirlmere Way; Tops of the North (Carlisle and Cheviot to Cat and Fiddle); Tour of the Lake District; Tyne - Estuary to Source; Wainwright Memorial Walk; Wainwright's Remote Lakeland; Wainwrights Way; Walking Round the Lakes; Walking the North Tyne; Westmorland Heritage Walk; Westmorland Way; William Wordsworth Way; Windermere - Walking Around the Lake; Windermere Way
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Anytime Challenges: Abbott's Hike; Eight Lakeland Mountain Passes; Three Rings of Shap
Kanters: Cumbrian Classic Trident Walk


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Route Profile:

240.3 Km (149.3 miles)
5,637 m (18,494 ft) ascent
562 m (1,844 ft)  maximum height