Legburthwaite Circular Walk
The Legburthwaite Circular Walk is a moderate length walk in the Lake District that is popular with beginner walkers and families because of the relatively easy nature of the trail and the lovely lakeside setting. While out on the walk, you will be able to take in some gorgeous views of Thirlmere and walk the charming hillside while gazing out at the surrounding fells that characterize the landscape of the Lake District. There is usually an ice cream truck at the Swirls car park, providing a nice way to relax and cool off mid-walk.
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Route Description for Legburthwaite Circular Walk
Walking the Legburthwaite Circular is a fantastic family-friendly adventure that is best known for its beautifully scenic views overlooking the waters of Thirlmere. Setting out from the trailhead, the route will initially take you to the northwest to cross How Beck before turning to the south to walk the forested slopes of Great How on the way to Thirlmere. From here, you will enjoy some beautiful views across the lake as you continue south along the shore, eventually turning east to pass through the Swirls car park on the way up the hillside. Follow the trail north and make your way across the undulating terrain of the hillside, enjoying the scenic views until you eventually arrive back at the trailhead where you began your walk.
Getting to the Legburthwaite Circular Walk Trailhead
To reach the trailhead for the Legburthwaite Circular Walk from Keswick, make your way east on Penrith Road for 8.4 km and turn left onto Back Lane. Follow this for 71 m to arrive at the trailhead.
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