Looking for recommendations for a two day circular walk in the Lake District or Yorkshire dales.
- decent car parking at one end
- some sort of reasonable accommodation at the other side of the 'circle' for the night (e.g. youth hostel, B&B etc)
- no more than 15 miles per day, please!
- It doesn't need to scale all the great peaks of the Lake District, thanks, though I'm not averse to some hills.
Will get perusing some maps, but just thought I'd ask the UKC/UKH collective for some ideas.
Eskdale and the Duddon Valley are two of the quietest and most beautiful valleys in the Lakes. You could park at Coniston (Walner Scar), and walk to the YH in Eskdale and back. Day one you could go via the Duddon Valley and maybe Harter Fell, the other day slightly more energetically over Crinkle Crags, crossing over Wrynose Pass, and onto the Coniston Fells back to the car.
Just thought of it now so couldn't give you distances or whatever, but it would definitely be two days of beautiful walking, one more valleys, one more hills. You could decide which way to go round depending on which is the better day on the tops.
I reckon you could do something nice between Borrowdale (Seathwaite/Seatoller/Honister Pass?) and Ennerdale Bridge - a sort of Ennerdale round over 2 days with a little more. Should be able to park/find accommodation at either end.
Day 1: Park at Grasmere YHA and walk up Easedale to High Raise and follow central fells north (either high-level or Lakeside) to Keswick where you can stay either at the YHA or one of the many B&B's. Also lots of eateries.
Day 2: Get the bus (Honister Rambler) to Seatoller, walk to Seathwaite from where you can then walk up Grains Gill to Esk Hause, then east over Langdale Pikes and back down into Grasmere.