The flat green valley of Seathwaite, running between the hamlets of Seatoller and Seathwaite, forms the most southerly head of Borrowdale. It provides a gateway to the high fells and a number of important mountain passes and contains much of scenic and historical interest. This easy circular route, through a world fossilised in time, traverses the valley floor to pass Folly Bridge, the working hill farm of Seathwaite, the waterfall of Sourmilk Gill, the old Wad Mines, the ancient Borrowdale Yews and Seathwaite Bridge.
CLASSIFICATION: Vallley Walk (alt 125m).
LENGTH: 5.5 km.
TIME: 2 hours.
DIFFICULTY: Easy, mainly level going with a short road section.
START & FINISH: Seatoller car park (245 138).
MAPS: OS L90 or OL4.
HOSTELRIES: Honister’s Yew Tree café at Seatoller