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Braithwaite Court

Cumbria, England

Seatoller and Seathwaite walking and hiking route

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Walk Instructions

Leave the car park, turning left, down the road, for a short distance.

1) Turn right at the road junction, to follow 'Seathwaite 1'. The quiet road provides a pleasant route for a long half mile. Immediately before the road bridge over the infant River Derwent, go through a gate on the right and take a path which stays fairly close to the river, a little rough in places but not too difficult to follow. Pass a memorial tablet to 'John Bankes Esq., a replacement for one destroyed by vandals in November 1887' before reaching a bridge over Sourmilk Gill, Cross the bridge, then a bridge over the River Derwent, then turn left to reach Seathwaite Farm.

2) Among the farm buildings, turn right then, at a prominent signpost, turn left. Keep close to the wall on the left for 100 yards, then turn left through a gate, to cross a field with several low stone cairns, to reach another gate. The path, generally evident on the ground, continues along the foot of the hillside, liberally strewn with glacially deposited boulders. Just before reaching Thorneythwaite Farm, follow the signs by turning right immediately before a gate, soon joining the farm access roadway, on the left the great thickness of the wall shows the extent of the stone clearance required before the adjacent field could be put to farming use. The roadway follows the river to the main valley road, opposite the 'Mountain View' houses.

3) Cross the road and take the obvious path to a stone bridge over the river. Rise to the left to join a major track, soon in woodland, rising behind a holiday centre to a gate in the wall above. Turn left to descend directly to a gate/stile and the Seatoller car park.

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Disclaimer: This route was correct at time of writing. However, alterations can happen if development or boundary changes occur, and there is no guarantee of permanent access. These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that neither HPB Management Limited nor any other person connected with Holiday Property Bond is responsible for the safety or wellbeing of those following the routes as described. It is walkers' own responsibility to be adequately prepared and equipped for the ‎level of walk and the weather conditions and to assess the safety and accessibility of the walk.

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