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John Peel Trail

98 km / 61 miles

Cumbria
The John Peel Trail goes between Whicham, in the south west corner of the Lake District, to Caldbeck, in the north of the district. It links the final resting places of two men, both called John Peel. One is the famous huntsman; the other is his great great great grandson, who was president of a local running club, Black Combe Runners, up to his death in 2010. This walk has been created as a memorial to him, and visits places associated with both John Peels.

From Whicham the trail follows a high level route north to Eskdale, and continues up the west side of the Lake District, crossing the lower reaches of Wasdale and Ennerdale, before heading for Crummock Water and the lower country north of Skiddaw. It ends in Caldbeck, where the John Peel tradition is still very strong. A detailed route description is provided to facilitate the trail being done in either direction, with background information highlighting significant landmarks.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
Very Challenging; Mountain; Heritage
Start
SD134826 - St Mary's Church, Whicham, Cumbria
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Finish
NY325398 - St Kentigern's Church, Caldbeck, Cumbria
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Open Date
July 2012

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Desc (PDF)
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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Dower House  (bookable online)
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Oakbank Cottage  (bookable online)
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The Woolpack Inn  (bookable online)
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Stanley House  (bookable online)
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Forest How Guest House  (bookable online)
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Bleng Barn  (bookable online)
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Heckbarley  (bookable online)
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Bridge Hotel  (bookable online)
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Kirkstile Inn  (bookable online)
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Fleetwith Midtown Cottages  (bookable online)
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Holemire Barn  (bookable online)
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Hundith Hill Hotel Limited  (bookable online)
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Southwaite Green Farm  (bookable online)
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Graysonside Guest House  (bookable online)
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Comb Beck  (bookable online)
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Talcomb  (bookable online)
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Jasmine Cottage  (bookable online)
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Vermont  (bookable online)
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Gallery Mews Cottages  (bookable online)
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Beckstones Farm Guest House  (bookable online)
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Lords Seat & Thorncroft  (bookable online)
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Pen Cottage  (bookable online)
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Bleaberry Lodge  (bookable online)
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Embleton Spa Hotel  (bookable online)
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Ouse Bridge House  (bookable online)
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Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa  (bookable online)
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South View  (bookable online)
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Rainbow Cottage  (bookable online)
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Ravenstone Lodge Hotel  (bookable online)
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Highside Farm  (bookable online)
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Poppy Cottage  (bookable online)
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Overwater Hall Hotel  (bookable online)
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Melbecks Holiday Cottages  (bookable online)
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Peter House Cottages  (bookable online)
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Laundry Cottage  (bookable online)
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Woodlands Country House  (bookable online)
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Emerald Bank Cottage  (bookable online)
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Reservoir House  (bookable online)
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High Greenrigg House Cottages  (bookable online)
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Clea Hall  (bookable online)
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Wallace Lane Farm  (bookable online)
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Wallace Lane Farm Campsite  (bookable online)
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Rose Cottage  (bookable online)
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Denton House  (bookable online)
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Stockwell Hall Cottage  (bookable online)
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98 Km
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Monkhouse Hill Cottages  (bookable online)
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Downloads:

GPS Exchange Format Route File
MemoryMap Route file
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Route Profile:

97.1 Km (60.3 miles)
3,891 m (12,766 ft) ascent
785 m (2,575 ft)  maximum height