Details of shorter walk from High Brandelhow to Ashness gate around Derwentwater Lake, maps, pictures and videos
The shorter route as shown in the customised Google Map created by ViewBritain can be found below. It shortens the walk by one-third from 8 miles and you will come across some breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful views including the bridge over the Derwent River. The woodlands you pass at Brandelhow Park consist of conifers which were planted in Victorian times and the surrounding areas clearly demonstrate the way shoreline vegetation gradually transforms. From open water, the landscape goes through marshy reeds and then to woodlands resulting in a stunning scenery.
The clear path leads to the curve around the head of the lake, an area which is particularly important for nesting wildfowl. You will see a bridge over the Derwent River leading onto plain grounds and offering spectacular views of the Manesty Park and hills on the west of Derwentwater. Conveniently, there is a free public toilet by the B5289 road which is also marked on the Google map below.
If you decided to walk over to Ashness Gate jetty to board on the cruise launches again, then between the public toilets and the jetty, there is a nice restaurant offering exciting lunch menus with outside sitting arrangements.
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