21 mile Circular trail run from Troutbeck Cumbria (Lakeland 50 recce)

Start from the small car park at Troutbeck bridge at the bottom of Kirkstone Pass just of the A592. Follow the road uphill towards Town End, turn left at the T junction and then take the RH path after the Post Office (Robin Lane) follow the path through High Skelghyl Farm into Skelghyll Woods and down hill into Ambleside. From Ambleside turn right at Barclays Bank and follow the road past Stockghyll Force (worth a detour for a photo opportunity of the waterfalls) keep on uphill towards High Grove. The road continues uphill turning into a track then a path which eventually joins the road at The Struggle, just below the Kirkstone Inn. Turn left at the T junction going past the Kirkstone Inn and take the path to the right towards St Ravens Edge. Continue steeply uphill over Cauldale Moor towards Stoney Cove Pike. From Stoney Cove Pike the path drops down steeply over uneven ground to Threshwaite Mouth. Follow the steep path uphill to Thornthwaite Crag (good photo opportunity). The route now skirts the top of Bleathwaite Crag towards Mardale Ill Bell before dropping steeply down over uneven ground to the top of Nan Bield Pass. Climb steeply uphill towards Harter Fell bearing right on a faint path which passes below "The Knowe" heading onwards towards Brown Howe then Kentmere Pike. Drop down over boggy ground to Wray Crag and down again until the path joins a track. Turn right down past farm buildings, when the path joins the road turn left through a metal gate and downhill to a signposted stile in the wall on the right. Drop down through bracken on a grassy path to go over a wall step stile, go straight over track and another step stile in wall opposite. Drop down to cross the river over a wooden foot bridge, straight across field to gap stile in wall. Turn left and follow walled path down into Kentmere. At the T junction turn right past the Kentmere institute (GR456041). Follow the road uphill passing Green Head House turning right up rocky track sign posted Troutbeck. Follow the track uphill to the top of Garburn Pass. Drop downhill through 3 gates and take the right fork down towards Troutbeck ignoring the path which drops right to Limefitt Park. Follow the right hand fork and continue as the track turns sharp right down to the A592. Turn right over the bridge then left back to the start point.

Posted in Trail Running Routes, asked by Stuart Percival, 5 years ago. 3992 hits.

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Min Elevation 82.4 m
Max Elevation 785 m
Total Elevation Gain 1438.4 m
Total Elevation Loss 1399.6 m
Way Points 0
Track Points 4288
Max Speed 3.5 m/s
Average Speed 1.68 m/s
Total Distance 33570 m
Total Time 5h 32m 40s
Route Points 0
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