Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

The trail leads to fine views of Grizedale Pike and Hobcarton. It is a little over 1 mile (1.5Km) in length and has an overall height rise of about 50m. Linear gradients were sampled at as steep as 15% (1:7) for short distances of only a few metres. There are gradients of about 10% (1:10) for twenty or thirty metre is three places. The surface is firm throughout but there are some areas of unevenness and loose material. There are 9 seats along the route.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, August 2008 (Summer)
Accessibility Rating: 4More Information
Distance: 2.2 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

Full Profile

The entrance to the car park for the trail is off the B5292 approximately a quarter of a mile from the entrance to the Whinlatter Visitor Centre where there are accessible toilets and a cafe. Ordnance Survey Grid Reference - NY 209 243

Direction The entrance to the car park for the trail is off the B5292 approximately a quarter of a mile from the entrance to the Whinlatter Visitor Centre where there are accessible toilets and a cafe. Ordnance Survey Grid Reference - NY 209 243

The trail is a little over 1 mile in length and has an overall height rise of about 50m. Linear grdaients were sampled at as steep as 15% (1:7) for short distances of only a few meteres. There are gradients of about 10% (1:10) for twenty or thrity metre is three places.

Information The trail is a little over 1 mile in length and has an overall height rise of about 50m. Linear grdaients were sampled at as steep as 15% (1:7) for short distances of only a few meteres. There are gradients of about 10% (1:10) for twenty or thrity metre is three places.

The surface of the car park is firm but uneven in places.

CarPark The surface of the car park is firm but uneven in places.

Four picnic tables area available across the grass at the car park.

Seat Four picnic tables area available across the grass at the car park.

The trail starts on a forest track with a surface that is even, but with some loose stones and pine cones.

Start The trail starts on a forest track with a surface that is even, but with some loose stones and pine cones.

There is some unevenness on the forest track with large stones at the surface. Otherwise the track is well compacted with not much loose material.

Surface There is some unevenness on the forest track with large stones at the surface. Otherwise the track is well compacted with not much loose material.

The gradient from entrance barrier  descends gently at 4% to 6% (1:20) for about 80m.

Gradient The gradient from entrance barrier descends gently at 4% to 6% (1:20) for about 80m.

Further patches of uneven surface occur on the track.

Surface Further patches of uneven surface occur on the track.

The surface has a large stone visible as the path rises to the first benches.

Surface The surface has a large stone visible as the path rises to the first benches.

There are nine  resting areas with benches around the route.

Seat There are nine resting areas with benches around the route.

There are attractive views of the woodland, stream and fells at various points along the walk.

Seat There are attractive views of the woodland, stream and fells at various points along the walk.

The path is width enough for two people to walk side by side.

Path The path is width enough for two people to walk side by side.

The rise to the second bench and is 11% (1:9) with some loose stones and bumpy ground.

Seat The rise to the second bench and is 11% (1:9) with some loose stones and bumpy ground.

That path continues to rise beyond the second bench at a steady gradient for some distance going at approximately 5.2% (1:20)

Gradient That path continues to rise beyond the second bench at a steady gradient for some distance going at approximately 5.2% (1:20)

By the third bench there is a path leading to the stream which is a short cut to the return leg of the route. Keep right to stay on the main path. The short cut is not as accessible as the main track.

Direction By the third bench there is a path leading to the stream which is a short cut to the return leg of the route. Keep right to stay on the main path. The short cut is not as accessible as the main track.

The bridge is part of the short cut to the return leg of the route.

Seat The bridge is part of the short cut to the return leg of the route.

The yellow way markers are the ones to follow. The main path continues to rise gentle with a similar surface to the first parts of the walk.

Surface The yellow way markers are the ones to follow. The main path continues to rise gentle with a similar surface to the first parts of the walk.

The bridge is part of the short cut to the return leg of the route.

Path The bridge is part of the short cut to the return leg of the route.

Path

The path continues to rise with gradients sampled at 10% (1:10) and 12.9% (1:8) for short stretches.

Gradient The path continues to rise with gradients sampled at 10% (1:10) and 12.9% (1:8) for short stretches.

Views begin to open up to Grizedale Pike and Hobcarton

Seat Views begin to open up to Grizedale Pike and Hobcarton

The path remains firm and well drained.

Path The path remains firm and well drained.

The path remains firm and well drained.

Path The path remains firm and well drained.

There are occasional uneven and loose areas on the surface.

Surface There are occasional uneven and loose areas on the surface.

 

Path

Path

The fifth resting point is at the furthest point from the car park and gives fine views of Hobcarton and the surrounding fells.

Seat The fifth resting point is at the furthest point from the car park and gives fine views of Hobcarton and the surrounding fells.

Path

The return track gives fine views of the Whinlatter Forest.

Path The return track gives fine views of the Whinlatter Forest.

 

Path

The sixth bench provides a quiet resting spot.

Seat The sixth bench provides a quiet resting spot.

The path descends gently over most of the return route.

Path The path descends gently over most of the return route.

The eighth seat is in a quiet and sheltered position.

Seat The eighth seat is in a quiet and sheltered position.

The ninth seat does not have arm rests. It is located by the short cut path over the bridge from the outward section of the circuit.

Seat The ninth seat does not have arm rests. It is located by the short cut path over the bridge from the outward section of the circuit.

The short cut to the bridge has a surface much the same as the main track but it is much narrower being less than 600mm in parts.

Direction The short cut to the bridge has a surface much the same as the main track but it is much narrower being less than 600mm in parts.

This short cut path is less than 600mm in places.

Width This short cut path is less than 600mm in places.

There is a rougher section where there is wooden edging. The linear gradient was sampled at 15.1% (1:7) in places.

Gradient There is a rougher section where there is wooden edging. The linear gradient was sampled at 15.1% (1:7) in places.

By the old tree stump at the very steep part of the link path the gradient is 18.5% (1:5) for a short distance .

Gradient By the old tree stump at the very steep part of the link path the gradient is 18.5% (1:5) for a short distance .

There is a further seat by the bridge.

Seat There is a further seat by the bridge.

The seat by the bridge is a quiet place to sit a while.

Seat The seat by the bridge is a quiet place to sit a while.

There are no more rest areas or seats on the return to the car park along the forest tracks. Seats area available on the return via the short cut link across the bridge but   the path to the bridge is not as accessible.

Direction There are no more rest areas or seats on the return to the car park along the forest tracks. Seats area available on the return via the short cut link across the bridge but the path to the bridge is not as accessible.

There are occasional cross gradients on the paths and at this point it was sampled at 8% (1:12)

Gradient There are occasional cross gradients on the paths and at this point it was sampled at 8% (1:12)

The linear gradient at the corner was sampled at 14.7% (1:7) and there is some loose stone on the surface.

Gradient The linear gradient at the corner was sampled at 14.7% (1:7) and there is some loose stone on the surface.

The return to the car park by the forest track is through a shaded avenue of trees.

Visibility The return to the car park by the forest track is through a shaded avenue of trees.

Path

There very few overhanging branches along the route though this is likely to be an occasional feature.

Clearance There very few overhanging branches along the route though this is likely to be an occasional feature.

 

Path

Bear right at the forest track hairpin.

Direction Bear right at the forest track hairpin.

The descent from the hairpin has linear gradients of 10.6% (1:10) and 14.5% (1:7).

Gradient The descent from the hairpin has linear gradients of 10.6% (1:10) and 14.5% (1:7).

The gradient was sampled at 16.3% (1:6) at one point.

Gradient The gradient was sampled at 16.3% (1:6) at one point.

After the bridge the rise to the barrier was sampled at 9.9%.

Gradient After the bridge the rise to the barrier was sampled at 9.9%.

The gaps to each side of the barrier are narrow (about 750mm)  and not ideal because of the gradient and surface.

Width The gaps to each side of the barrier are narrow (about 750mm) and not ideal because of the gradient and surface.

Turn right to return to the car park. The rise onto the tarmac road is very steep on one side but a more gentle route is available on the other.

Direction Turn right to return to the car park. The rise onto the tarmac road is very steep on one side but a more gentle route is available on the other.

The tarmac road leading to the car park itself has a linear gradient of 14.2% (1:7).

Gradient The tarmac road leading to the car park itself has a linear gradient of 14.2% (1:7).

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