Whinlatter 3-Fells Circular Walk

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10.5 km
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570 m
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Whinlatter 3-Fells Circular Walk

The Whinlatter 3-Fells Circular Walk is an awesome outdoor activity in the Lake District if you are looking to bag a few peaks and take in some stunning views. The trail will see you climb uphill to the summits of Lord’s Seat, Broom Fell, and Barf to enjoy a great sightline of nearby mountains and lakes. The trail can be a bit rough, wet, and boggy in areas, so be sure to wear sturdy walking boots.

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Route Description for Whinlatter 3-Fells Circular Walk

Walking the Whinlatter 3-Fells Circular is a great adventure in the Lake District that is popular with fell baggers, casual, and seasoned walkers alike due to the rugged nature of the route and the beautiful views of Bassenthwaite Lake and other nearby peaks. The trail sets out from the Whinlatter Visitor Centre and climbs steeply uphill to visit the summit of Lord’s Seat, before branching off to the northwest to the summit of Broom Fell. After taking in the views of surrounding fells, you will need to retrace your steps back to Lord’s Seat, following the trail to the east to the summit of the pleasantly named Barf. Take some time to appreciate the stunning views of Bassenthwaite Lake before descending the hillside to the south on the return to the visitor centre.

Getting to the Whinlatter 3-Fells Circular Walk Trailhead

To reach the car park for the Whinlatter 3-Fells Circular Walk from Braithwaite, head southwest on B5292 for 3.2 km and turn right to arrive at the Whinlatter Visitor Centre car park.

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    Older Children only

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