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Watermillock Fell Walk: Our nearest fell across the beck from Crookwath cottage, and from Wainwright's account offering the best views of all the surrounding mountains and of Ullswater, he says "here the keen camera enthusiast will suffer a paroxysm of enthusiasm!" and "it is the best view of Ullswater".


Crookath Cottage: Dowthwaite Head


Lucy’s Wood Walk: You are welcome to walk in our private 25-acre wood. It’s easy to find. Go through the gate and turn left, follow footpath across the field to the next gate and you are now in the wood. It was planted 15 years ago. If you are quiet you will see roe deer here. The wood stretches up the hill to a barn where you will find a gate and path taking you further up the hill. There are paths cut throughout the wood and they will eventually lead you down to the Aira Beck with some excellent swimming pools.


Local Paths: There are footpaths all over the place! See the map. The nearest is to go through the bottom gate and turn either left or right. Right goes up the valley to Dowthwaite Head on towards Helvellyn, and left goes down through Lucy’s Wood and on either to Matterdale Church or the pub in Dockray village. The Old Coach road is a good flat walk and gets you onto the tops. (It starts where you see the C2C cycling track sign)
Crookath Cottage: The surrounding area


Aira Force Walk: If you have 2 cars, leave 1 at the Aira Force car park, start from the cottage and walk down to Dockray pick up the footpath opposite the pub which leads you down the Aira Beck and an inviting cup of tea in the café at the end of the walk. Time 1.5–2 hrs. All down hill!



Lakeside Walk: Drive to Glenridding, and take the steamer to Howtown (check times) and walk back beside the lake, a beautiful walk and stunning views. Time 3–4 hrs All flat! Or as an alternative Walk round Hallin Fell and back to Howtown Hotel for lunch. Time1.5 hrs. Mostly flat! Or for the more adventurous, back to Glenridding over Place Fell 4–5 hrs mostly up hill: Phews and views!


Crookath Cottage: The maze


Other walks from Crookwath:
Helvellyn: One way 3-4 hrs.
Great Dodd Round: 3-4 hrs.
Birkett Fell and Stybarrow Dodd Round: 3–4 hrs.



Crookwath Cottage: Stone barn
Gina Farncombe

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Crookwath Cottage,
High Row,
CA11 0LG.

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Comments from our visitors:

"Had a great BBQ in Lucy's Wood by the barn, a wonderfully tranquil place!  We are totally re-charged  and energised after our 3rd visit here in every way and can't wait till the next time!" Bristol

"Beautiful location! What amazing views! Pity it rained for 5 days but the cottage was a brilliant place to snug down in with the wood fire and relax with all those books." Natalie, Jon,S am, Louise & Charlie

"No need for fell walking...........plenty of exercise walking round the kitchen making a cup of tea!"

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We have a shelf full of books dedicated to ideas for Lakeland walks and local maps, in addition there are suggested walks from Crookwath's doorstep, in our welcome folder, more than enough to last you a very full week! Sink into the sofa beside the woodburner and enjoy planning your days out.

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