The Watendlath Walk

Lodore Falls, Watendlath, Rosthwaite Walk - 3 hours

On leaving Greenbank turn right onto the Borrowdale Road. Walk through the car park of High Lodore Farm. Take the gate at the back of the farm. Follow the fell path up through a broken gap in the wall. Continue on until the path turns sharply to the right. Follow this until you reach a wooden bridge. Do not cross the bridge. At this point if you look down at the floor there is a direction indicator cemented into the path. Follow the direction for Watendlath that takes you alongside the river to Watlendath Tarn. On passing through the gate next to the small bridge, it may be a good idea to visit the tearooms by the Tarn and also ponder on the fact that this was once the home of Judith Paris (Hugh Walpole). After refreshment retrace your steps back over the bridge and follow the path that leads upwards avoiding the path that goes left along the tarn side. If this path is followed as far as the third large gate which is on your right-hand side, pass through this until you reach a bridge over a stream. Turn right and you are at Rosthwaite a good place for an icecream. Turn right and follow the Borrowdale Road back to Greenbank passing by Grange with its twin bridges (and excellent Tea Shop with Riverside Tea Garden).

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