Haweswater Reservoir Circular Walk

Difficulty
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Hard
Duration
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4.5-6.5h
Distance
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17.1 km
Elevation
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556 m
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Haweswater Reservoir Circular Walk

The Haweswater Reservoir Circular walk is a lengthy route in the Lake District that will lead you around the shores of the highest lake in the region. Along the trail, you will experience beautifully scenic views across the water and surrounding fells, as you traverse the rugged terrain that characterized this region. Make sure to stop in at the Haweswater Hotel for some mid-walk refreshments.

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Route Description for Haweswater Reservoir Circular Walk

The Haweswater Reservoir Circular Walk is a fun adventure in the eastern part of the Lake District that is popular because of its lengthy route and lakeside views. The trail follows closely along the edge of Haweswater Reservoir, taking you along its western shores for views of Brown Howe, Selside Pike, and High Howes on the opposite side of the water. After working around the southern portion of the lake, you will make your way along the eastern shore while enjoying views of Kidsty Pike, Raven Howe and Red Crag. After popping into the Haweswater Hotel to recharge mid-walk, continue along the edges of the lake until you arrive back at the trailhead.

Getting to the Haweswater Reservoir Circular Walk Trailhead

To reach the trailhead for the Haweswater Reservoir Circular Walk from the village of Brampton, drive southwest for 2.3 km and continue straight for another 0.3 km to arrive at the starting point of the walk.

Route Information

  • When to do

    March-November

  • Backcountry Campsites

    Aragon Camping

  • Pets allowed

    Yes

  • Family friendly

    No

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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