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Buckstones Jump, Rydal

Buckstones Jump near Rydal has been on our list for a long time, and finally we made it there today!  What an awesome little spot!  It’s a short walk up from Rydal and offers a great little beach area, with stones on one side and grass on the other.  There’s waterfalls and pools to swim or paddle in and plenty of rocks to climb and explore.

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Reston Scar, Staveley

Today’s walk took us to Reston Scar, which is just above Staveley village.  It’s a beautiful 2 mile circular loop walk, taking in Black Crag and Reston Scar.  With views out over Ings, Staveley and the mountains beyond. It finishes in Staveley village playground and / or the Eagle & Child pub!

Levens Hall Deer Park, Levens

This is a gently undulating, but mostly flat, 3 mile circular walk along the River Kent, just outside of Kendal, up to Force Falls at the top and back down to Levens Hall in the south. If you don’t fancy a long walk, then just take a few hundred metres walk to the river shoreline and have a picnic and a paddle!

Alcock Tarn, Grasmere

You’ll find Alcock Tarn above Grasmere, in the central Lake District.  It’s beautiful in its own right, and also offers amazing views out over to Windermere, Coniston, Elterwater, Grasmere, Easedale Tarn and beyond!  We did a 2.5 mile clockwise circular route, starting at the Swan Hotel at Grasmere.

Wythburn, Thirlmere

This beautiful and quiet 1.75 mile walk takes you along the River Wyth Burn into a peaceful valley at the southern end of Thirlmere reservoir.  It’s a fairly easy walk, with only a slight ascent.  It can be boggy in parts, especially after periods of wet weather, so wear appropriate footwear! The kids will have fun clambering over the many different sized rocks along the way.