Latest News: Local Groups' Weekend Read more

Latest News: The Speyside 100 in 2023 Read more



John Peel Trail

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 View on StreetMap
Finish: NY325398 - St Kentigern's Church, Caldbeck, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Open Date: July 2012

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Description - PDF John Peel Trail Background Notes and Route Description  (Peter Grayson  - 2018 ) Download File
Looseleaf John Peel Trail Background Notes and Route Description  (Peter Grayson  - 2015 )
Badge & Certificate Badge & Certificate for John Peel Trail  (Peter Grayson )

Maps:

You can use the interactive controls to zoom in and out and to move around the map, or click on a path or a marker for more info.(interactive map help)

Show Connected Path Outlines
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Other Paths
Anytime Challenges

Show Accommodation
Hostel Accommodation
Camping Barn
Bunk House
Camp Site
B & B Accommodation
Hotels
Self-catering
Other

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
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.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 89, 90, 96
OS Landranger Active 89, 90, 96
OS Explorer 4, 5, 6
OS Explorer Active 4, 5, 6

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
From
Path
Along
Path
B & B Accommodation
Foxcroft Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
4 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Wayside Guest Accommodation  (bookable online)
2 Km
3 Km
B & B Accommodation
Dower House  (bookable online)
4 Km
7 Km
Self-catering
Dower House  (bookable online)
4 Km
7 Km
Self-catering
Oakbank Cottage  (bookable online)
5 Km
15 Km
Camping Barn
5 Km
19 Km
Hostel Accommodation
2 Km
21 Km
Hotels
The Woolpack Inn  (bookable online)
2 Km
21 Km
Self-catering
Bridge End Farm Cottages  (bookable online)
1 Km
22 Km
B & B Accommodation
Stanley House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
22 Km
B & B Accommodation
Forest How Guest House  (bookable online)
1 Km
25 Km
B & B Accommodation
1692 Wasdale  (bookable online)
4 Km
29 Km
Self-catering
Bleng Barn  (bookable online)
5 Km
29 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
31 Km
Camp Site
4 Km
35 Km
Self-catering
Heckbarley  (bookable online)
1 Km
47 Km
Self-catering
Routen House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
49 Km
Bunk House
< 1 Km
50 Km
Hotels
Bridge Hotel  (bookable online)
4 Km
54 Km
Hostel Accommodation
4 Km
54 Km
Hotels
Kirkstile Inn  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
58 Km
Self-catering
The Old Barn & The Farm House  (bookable online)
5 Km
60 Km
Self-catering
Fleetwith Midtown Cottages  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
66 Km
Self-catering
Kent Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
66 Km
Self-catering
Holemire Barn  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
66 Km
Hotels
Hundith Hill Hotel Limited  (bookable online)
4 Km
66 Km
Self-catering
4 Km
66 Km
Self-catering
Southwaite Green Farm  (bookable online)
4 Km
66 Km
B & B Accommodation
Graysonside Guest House  (bookable online)
5 Km
66 Km
Self-catering
Comb Beck  (bookable online)
4 Km
68 Km
Self-catering
Talcomb  (bookable online)
4 Km
68 Km
Self-catering
Vermont  (bookable online)
5 Km
68 Km
Self-catering
Gallery Mews Cottages  (bookable online)
5 Km
68 Km
Self-catering
Willow  (bookable online)
5 Km
68 Km
B & B Accommodation
Beckstones Farm Guest House  (bookable online)
4 Km
69 Km
Self-catering
Lords Seat & Thorncroft  (bookable online)
4 Km
69 Km
Self-catering
Pen Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
69 Km
Self-catering
Swallow's Nest  (bookable online)
4 Km
69 Km
Self-catering
Cygnet Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
69 Km
Self-catering
Pen Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
69 Km
Self-catering
Wren's Nest  (bookable online)
4 Km
69 Km
Self-catering
Bleaberry Lodge  (bookable online)
5 Km
69 Km
Self-catering
Kirkstones  (bookable online)
5 Km
69 Km
Self-catering
Embleton Spa Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
74 Km
B & B Accommodation
< 1 Km
75 Km
B & B Accommodation
Ouse Bridge House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
75 Km
Hotels
Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
77 Km
B & B Accommodation
South View  (bookable online)
1 Km
77 Km
Hotels
1 Km
77 Km
Self-catering
Random Stones  (bookable online)
2 Km
77 Km
Camping Barn
2 Km
77 Km
Hotels
Ravenstone Lodge Hotel  (bookable online)
4 Km
77 Km
B & B Accommodation
Highside Farm  (bookable online)
4 Km
77 Km
Self-catering
Brackenrigg Toll House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
77 Km
Self-catering
Poppy Cottage  (bookable online)
5 Km
81 Km
Hotels
Overwater Hall Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
84 Km
Camp Site
3 Km
84 Km
Self-catering
Peter House Cottages  (bookable online)
3 Km
84 Km
Self-catering
Melbecks Holiday Cottages  (bookable online)
3 Km
84 Km
Self-catering
Low Melbecks Cottage  (bookable online)
3 Km
84 Km
Self-catering
Low Melbecks Barn  (bookable online)
3 Km
84 Km
Self-catering
Low Melbecks House  (bookable online)
3 Km
84 Km
Self-catering
Laundry Cottage  (bookable online)
1 Km
86 Km
B & B Accommodation
Woodlands Country House  (bookable online)
2 Km
86 Km
Self-catering
Emerald Bank Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
87 Km
Self-catering
Reservoir House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
88 Km
Self-catering
High Greenrigg House Cottages  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
92 Km
Self-catering
Clea Hall  (bookable online)
5 Km
94 Km
B & B Accommodation
< 1 Km
96 Km
Camp Site
Wallace Lane Farm Campsite  (bookable online)
4 Km
96 Km
Other
Wallace Lane Farm  (bookable online)
4 Km
96 Km
Other
4 Km
96 Km
Bunk House
< 1 Km
98 Km
Self-catering
Rose Cottage  (bookable online)
2 Km
98 Km
B & B Accommodation
Denton House  (bookable online)
2 Km
98 Km
Self-catering
Stockwell Hall Cottage  (bookable online)
5 Km
98 Km
Self-catering
Monkhouse Hill Cottages  (bookable online)
3 Km
98 Km

Click to show 81 more Accommodations


Connected Paths:


Downloads:


Route Profile:

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

This website uses cookies

To comply with EU Directives we are informing you that our website uses cookies for services such as memberships and Google Analytics.

Your data is completely safe and we do not record any personally identifiable information.

Please click the button to acknowledge and approve our use of cookies during your visit.

Learn more about the Cookie Law