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Gummer How Walk Guide
16th October 2020

Gummer How Walk Guide

This easy mountain climb offers amazing views over Lake Windermere and out over Morecambe Bay to the sea. On a clear day, you can even see a very slender looking Blackpool Tower. From the summit, you will be able to spot many of the Lakeland fells too, including; Dollywagon Pike, Fairfield Horseshoe, Great Rigg, Hart Crag, Scandale Pass, Red Screes and Kirkstone Pass.

Luing Cattle on Gummer's How

Luing Cattle on Gummer’s How

  1. Park at the Forestry Commission Car Park and walk across the road and through the gate signposted ‘Gummers How’. It’s a lovely woodland walk to start with across a babbling brook followed by a fairly strenuous hill. The path up has been formed into steps by the Fix the Fells team.
  2. Approximately halfway to the summit, the path splits into two. You can continue left and scramble your way up to the top or turn right behind the hillock and take a more leisurely grassy path upward.
  3. Before too long you arrive at the summit and the rather impressive trip point with views all around. A good place to sit and take in the view before you make your way back down. Either take the same route you took to the top, or make a circuit and chose the alternative route back down.

Walk Distance: 1.5 miles (2.4km)

Height Climbed: 321 metres

Walk Features: Lake views, woodland, Luing Cattle

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