/ Lake district trek advice wanted
I've got no particular part of the lakes in mind so open to ideas.
Thanks a lot
Well I can't help with the whole trek but I can suggest the Stonethwaite campsite. It's pretty basic but a lovely setting and the pub up the road serves good food. It is a 5 minute walk away though.
Check out the below, it's listed as a six day trek but we did it in three.
Stonethwaite -> Langdale -> Eskdale -> Wasdale -> Stonethwaite seems like an obvious link up. Easy if you stick to the passes, or you can make it arbitrarily harder by taking in more and bigger hills.
For route planning, I thourougly reccomend the BMC map of the Lake District. At 1:40000 it has the whole of the Lakes (more or less) on one sheet and the relief is coloured so its really easy to see where the ups and downs are. And its waterproof.
As mentioned above, the valleys of Langdale, Borrowdale, Eskdale and Wasdale are a good option with high and lower level possibilities
Thanks for all the advice....work has put a spanner in the works as i've been recalled to duty 2 days early. This means we'll be arriving on the 10th July about 2pm, camping up and then doing only 2 full days of walking before heading back on 13th....Any revised advice on best walking approx 10 - 15 miles for each of the two days? There must still of course be a pub at the end of each day!...we're not looking to wild camp.
How about heading for Pooley Bridge, taking the steamer over to Howtown - then walking over Place Fell by any route you like, continuing to Angletarn Pikes and over the Knott to High Street - down to Hartsop and the campsite by Brothers Water - with handy pub.
Next day you could head up Scandale and walk up to Fairfield, and down via St. Sunday Crag, finishing up by the Glenridding pier and pub - steamer back to Pooley Bridge.
Hillwalking, pubs, and a cruise.
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