Overlooking the picture perfect village of Bampton in the peaceful Lowther Valley, this outlying fell may be very minor by Lake District standards, but offers a nice leg stretch far from the crowds, and limestone scenery quite different to the Lakes proper.
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Distance: 3.73 miles (6 km)
Total ascent: 164m
Time: 2 – 2:30 hours (Walking)
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Parking may be limited in the village of Bampton Grange, so it may be best to park (unobtrusively) beside the minor road as shown on the map, NY521187
Penrith or Shap
Quiet country roads and footpaths. Being limestone, the ground is largely well drained.
Fellrunner 111 from Penrith to Bampton Grange
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OS Explorer OL5 (1:25,000), OS Landranger 90 (1:50,000) Directory Listings:
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Pooley Bridge (017684 86530); Rheged (01768 860 034); Penrith (01768 867466)
by Dan Bailey UKH