While many use Dunkeld Cottage as an ideal base to visit the Lake District, there are walks straight from the cottage door which are perfect for exploring locally and enjoying views across to the Pennines.
Local Walks 1:
(Quick half an hour walk)
Heading out of the cottage door and turning left, walk up the lane past the church and then opposite the school you will see a footpath signposted Townhead. You can take this grassy road which leads between fields and follow it round in a square shape, bringing you back out onto the country road that leads back down to the village.
Local Walks 2:
(Approximately 3/4 hour)
Head up in the same direction as walk 1 but carry on past the school and for a short stint on the country road. There is no side path but there is a small verge you can step onto if necessary and it’s only for a few minutes. Take the next footpath/bridleway on your right and follow it straight ahead – I love this route as you have lovely views of the Pennines. At Hale Grange turn right along another footpath past the works, then follow it as it turns right again (you’ll do a big square shape if you look at a map) and this footpath leads back into the village and meets up with walk 1.
There are other local walks too – do take a look at the ordnance survey map for the area – there’s a lovely walk via Sleastonhow Lane which then leads onto a footpath which takes you into Long Marton – where there is a fabulous and very welcome pub that awaits you! We have done a separate blog about this one as it’s our favourite local walk!
If you have done any more walks and want to share them with us then please do drop us a line!