Finsthwaite Heights

Wed 5 Nov 2003

Route: Newby Bridge - Finsthwaite Heights (Summer House Knott) - Finsthwaite - Low Dam - High Dam - Low Dam - Finsthwaite - Newby Bridge

Distance: 5.00 miles

Ascent: 900ft

Time: 3 hours 45 minutes

With: Ian


Dull, overcast.

As Wainwright said '...this is not fellwalking'.

We followed A. Wainwright's 'Finsthwaite Heights' walk in his book 'The Outlying Fells of Lakeland' [page 74]. Warning - the section from the tower on Summer House Knott down to the Finsthwaite public footpath is through private woodland with no public access.

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The tower on Summer House Knott


Finsthwaite church

Low Dam

High Dam

High Dam

High Dam

Looking back to Finsthwaite from the edge of Great Knott Wood

Gummer's How from near Lakeside

The River Leven at Newby Bridge

Previous Walk: Circuit of Buttermere (Mon 3 Nov 2003)

Next Walk: Skiddaw plus (Fri 7 Nov 2003)

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