Rising above the celebrated lake viewing point of Claife Station, built circa 1790’s, this outing makes a relatively short clockwise circuit through the oakwoods above Ferry House, Belle Isle and Windermere Lake’s west shore. The route followed climbs through Station Scar Wood to traverse Mitchell Knotts before descending the track by Harrow Slack back to the lakeside. Claife Station and Courtyard has now been restored by the National Trust (these photographs were taken before restoration was complete).
TIME: 1.75 hours.
DIFFICULTY: Mildly difficult, with moderately strenuous ascent (205m) on good path, track and road.
START & FINISH:Car park above the B5285 near Ferry House and Ash Landing (387 954).
MAPS: OS L90 or OL7.
HOSTELRIES: Claife Courtyard café enroute, Cuckoo Brow Inn at Far Sawrey.