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Tour of the Lake District - Prologue


10 km / 6 miles
A link from Windermere Station to the start of the main route in Ambleside. It goes via Orrest Head, giving extensive views of the Lakeland fells, and Robin Lane, an old turnpike road.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Very Challenging
National Park
World Heritage Site
Start: SD414987 - Windermere Station, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Finish: NY377045 - Ambleside, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2007

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Tour of the Lake District  (Cicerone Press  - 2021 )


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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
OS Landranger Active 90, 96, 97
OS Explorer 7
OS Explorer Active 7

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

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Route Profile:

10.4 km (6.5 miles)
346 m (1,135 ft) ascent
254 m (833 ft)  maximum height

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