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Thirlmere Way

Cumbria, Gtr Manchester, Lancashire

209 km / 130 miles
A walk along the route of one source of Manchester's water supply leading from the flooded valleys of Thirlmere in the Lake District that provide it, that originally comprised two smaller lakes. The two-metre wide aqueduct, always running near to this walk, was completed in 1894 to supplement supplies from Londendale and Haweswater. Ingeniously routed, gravity alone provides the aqueduct's power and there are no pumps.

The Way provides a meandering link from the Greater Manchester conurbation through Lancashire to Cumbria visiting Hulton, Abbey Village, Longridge, Dolphinholme, Caton, Kirkby Lonsdale, Kendal, Windermere and Grasmere.

An outline of the route and details of the history of the aqueduct appear on the websites below.


Details:

Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Lake/Reservoir/Loch
Start: SD834044 - Heaton Park, Gtr Manchester View on StreetMap
Finish: NY310190 - Thirlmere, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Thirlmere Way Hodder and Thirlmere Aqueduct Access Gates

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback The Thirlmere Way: long distance walk from Manchester to the Lake District  (Sigma Press  - 1992 )

Maps:

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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 90, 96, 97, 102, 103, 109
OS Landranger Active 90, 96, 97, 102, 103, 109
OS Explorer 2, 5, 7, 41, 276, 277, 285, 286, 287
OS Explorer Active 2, 5, 7, 41, 276, 277, 285, 286, 287

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South Lakeland Leisure Village  (bookable online)
4 Km
131 Km
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Tewitfield Marina  (bookable online)
4 Km
132 Km
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Hill View Cottage  (bookable online)
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133 Km
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5 Km
133 Km
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The Bull Hull Holiday Cottage  (bookable online)
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135 Km
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Kirkby Lonsdale Cottages  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
140 Km
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Absoluxe  (bookable online)
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140 Km
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Sun Inn  (bookable online)
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Jasmine Cottage  (bookable online)
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Horse Market B&B  (bookable online)
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Plato's  (bookable online)
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Long Meadows Cottage  (bookable online)
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Dale Meadows  (bookable online)
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Hipping Hall  (bookable online)
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Plough Inn  (bookable online)
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Knott View Barn  (bookable online)
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Wych Elm Bungalow Annexe  (bookable online)
3 Km
148 Km
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Wych Elm Caravans  (bookable online)
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Farletonview Caravan Site  (bookable online)
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Crooklands Hotel  (bookable online)
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Pear Tree Barn  (bookable online)
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The Cross Keys  (bookable online)
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Joiner's Mews  (bookable online)
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153 Km
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The Old Stables  (bookable online)
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Birslack Cottage  (bookable online)
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154 Km
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The Hare & Hounds, Levens  (bookable online)
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154 Km
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Newlands Farm Stables  (bookable online)
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Dovestone Cottage  (bookable online)
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156 Km
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Hawes Bank  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
157 Km
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Lumley Fee Bunkhouse  (bookable online)
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157 Km
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Plumtree House  (bookable online)
3 Km
157 Km
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The Wheatsheaf Inn  (bookable online)
3 Km
157 Km
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Sunnyhill  (bookable online)
3 Km
157 Km
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Tranquility at Labbay  (bookable online)
4 Km
159 Km
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The Lodge  (bookable online)
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159 Km
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Stonecross Manor Hotel  (bookable online)
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The Glen  (bookable online)
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160 Km
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Riversleigh Guest House  (bookable online)
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Glenholme Guest House  (bookable online)
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Sundial House  (bookable online)
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Hylands Holiday Apartment  (bookable online)
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Kendal Hostel  (bookable online)
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161 Km
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14 Printers Croft  (bookable online)
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Highgate Hotel  (bookable online)
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162 Km
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Sonata Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
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Riverside Hotel  (bookable online)
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Bridge House  (bookable online)
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