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Thirlmere Way

Cumbria, Gtr Manchester, Lancashire

209 km / 130 miles
A walk along the route of one source of Manchester's water supply leading from the flooded valleys of Thirlmere in the Lake District that provide it, that originally comprised two smaller lakes. The two-metre wide aqueduct, always running near to this walk, was completed in 1894 to supplement supplies from Londendale and Haweswater. Ingeniously routed, gravity alone provides the aqueduct's power and there are no pumps.

The Way provides a meandering link from the Greater Manchester conurbation through Lancashire to Cumbria visiting Hulton, Abbey Village, Longridge, Dolphinholme, Caton, Kirkby Lonsdale, Kendal, Windermere and Grasmere.

An outline of the route and details of the history of the aqueduct appear on the websites below.


Details:

Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Lake/Reservoir/Loch
Start: SD834044 - Heaton Park, Gtr Manchester View on StreetMap
Finish: NY310190 - Thirlmere, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Thirlmere Way Hodder and Thirlmere Aqueduct Access Gates

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook The Thirlmere Way: long distance walk from Manchester to the Lake District  (Sigma Press  - 1992 )

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 90, 96, 97, 102, 103, 109
OS Landranger Active 90, 96, 97, 102, 103, 109
OS Explorer 2, 5, 7, 41, 276, 277, 285, 286, 287
OS Explorer Active 2, 5, 7, 41, 276, 277, 285, 286, 287

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225.8 km (140.3 miles)
4,569 m (14,990 ft) ascent
584 m (1,916 ft)  maximum height

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