Passing just above the picturesque Ashness Bridge this walk leads from the closed wooded world of Borrowdale to make steep ascent to the open and heather clad heights which define it’s eastern rim. The rocky summits of High Seat and Man reveal the powerful presence of the massive Dodds and Helvellyn which, when clad in winter snows, seem take on Alpine proportion. On return the descent by the shoulder of Ashness Fell presents awesome views over Derwentwater.
CLASS: Intermediate Fell Walk (alt 608m).
LENGTH: 4.75 km.
TIME: 3 hours.
DIFFICULTY: Difficult, with some strenuous ascent (460m).
START & FINISH: Ashness Bridge Car Park in Strutta Wood (269196) MAPS: OS L89 or OL4.
HOSTELRIES: High Lodore Farm (Shepherd’s Café) and Caffle House Tearoom in Watendlath are nearby.