(Coach) Road less travelled...

January 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

The flanks of Clough Head and Matterdale Common at the northern end of the Lake District are crossed by the Old Coach Road. This old track links Dockray with St John's in the Vale. It also benefits from wide ranging views of both Skiddaw and Blencathra. The best way to do it is to walk it from East to West accessing the start near Dockray, After the Old Coach Road a pleasant return to Keswick can be made by road with a visit to the stone circle at Castlerigg, Wonderful views across high exposed moorland and low fells.

Brilliant low level walk that I thoroughly recommend to anyone, all the paths are good but the wind doth howl thru the valley, so wrap up out there! On the day of our visit, you basically couldn't see Blencathra as it was swathed in low hanging cloud all afternoon but this did not detract at all in fact it made it quite atmospheric, I make no apology for showing three similar views from the walk because I happen to like all three!

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