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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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