Walk c203 Ashness Bridge, Surprise View, Watendlath, Rosthwaite and The River Derwent from Barrow Bay

A gentle walk in Borrowdale

Watendlath features in the Herries Novels by Hugh Walpole and this is the fictional home his most famous herione, Judith Paris.


Route outline for walk c203:

- Barrow Bay Derwent Water  -   Ashness Bridge  -   Surprise View  -   Watendlath  -   Bracken Platt  -   Puddingstone Bank  -   The Cumbria Way  -   Rosthwaite  -   River Derwent  -   High Hows Wood  -   Low Hows Wood  -   Broadslack Gill  -   Hollows Farm  -   Borrowdale Gates  -   Ellers Beck Lodore Falls  -   Barrow Bay Derwent Water.





This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL4
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 89 or 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c203 Ashness Bridge, Surprise View, Watendlath, Rosthwaite and The River Derwent from Barrow Bay

In no particular order . . .

Plaque at the bottom of Castle Crag

Plaque at the bottom of Castle Crag

Photo: Dave Phillips (2)

Ullock Pike, Carl Side, Skiddaw and Little Man (Skiddaw) from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Ullock Pike, Carl Side, Skiddaw and Little Man (Skiddaw) from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Brian Balfe (20)

Ashness Bridge over Barrow Beck with Skiddaw in the distance

Ashness Bridge over Barrow Beck with Skiddaw in the distance

Photo: Andy Malcolm (88)

The River Greta from the dismantled railway line North East of Keswick

The River Greta from the dismantled railway line North East of Keswick

Photo: Brian Balfe (11)

Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike

Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike

Photo: William Ingram (3)

Snow on Derwent Water with Cat Bells (Catbells) (left) and Casuey Pike (centre) and Grisedale Pike (right)

Snow on Derwent Water with Cat Bells (Catbells) (left) and Casuey Pike (centre) and Grisedale Pike (right)

Photo: Chris Haselden (27)

Derwent Water and Keswick from Surprise View

Derwent Water and Keswick from Surprise View

Photo: Alison Martin (1)

Surprise View near Ashness Bridge

Surprise View near Ashness Bridge

Photo: Brian Balfe (7)

Bluebells on Loughrigg Fell

Bluebells on Loughrigg Fell

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (5)

Skiddaw from The River Derwent

Skiddaw from The River Derwent

Photo: Duncan Grant (4)


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