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Cross the road from the car park to enter Friar Row


Caldbeck Village Alternative Route: The alternative route via Caldbeck village rejoins the main route here

Continue straight on along Friar Row, beside the Cald Beck and passing the bridge to the church on the right

Continue along the track with the Cald Beck on the right

Go round the fence corner

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11/12/2017  17/06/2017C    

Ulverston to Gawthwaite - Gawthwaite to Coniston - Coniston to Skelwith Bridge

Skelwith Bridge to Great Langdale - Great Langdale to Rosthwaite

Rosthwaite to Keswick - Keswick to Caldbeck (Low Route)

Keswick to Caldbeck (High Route) - Caldbeck to Sebergham - Sebergham to Dalston

Dalston to Carlisle


The Route - Caldbeck to Sebergham Bridge


Distance: 4.8km (3 miles) - via alternative route



Go through a gate and follow the track to the road

NOTE:  A section of the route between Parson’s Park (NY339399) and Dentonside Wood (NY355415) has been closed due a landslip. Reopening is not expected until 2018


The route described below follows an alternative route between Parson’s Park (NY328399) and the approach to Sebergham Bridge (NY355415) avoiding the obstruction


Further information on the duration of the closure can obtained from Cumbria Highways on 03003 032992

This route description is for illustrative purposes only and should only be used in conjunction with appropriate maps and guide books.  See Disclaimer

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Caldbeck to Sebergham Bridge

Distance: 4.8km (3 miles)

Approximate Ascent: 130m (430ft)

Bowten Beck is the small stream crossed immediately after the road junction (seen under a grating on the left).  It forms the boundary of the Lake District National Park, which The Cumbria Way leaves at this point

Continue along Friar Row

The road narrows between the buildings

At the end of Friar Row where the road turns into a track, ignore the footpath to the left and keep straight ahead through the gate


Follow the track to the right of the fence

Shortly before reaching the gate of the sewage works, bear right off the track and aim for the corner of the sewage works fence

Continue parallel to the fence

Turn sharp left at the next fence corner to continue parallel to the fence


(This is the start of the diversion due to a landslip between Parson’s Park and Dentonside Wood and the danger of further material collapsing onto the path. There is no date yet for reopening of the main route; the current official closure is in place until September 2018)






Diversionary Route


Main Route (Closed)

Go over a stile into a small enclosure

At the top of the enclosure go over a second stile into a wood

The path turns to the right soon after entering the wood and starts to climb

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Pass through a thicket of gorse bushes


The path can be muddy here in wet weather

The path continues to climb

And enters a more open area of woodland

The path levels out then turns left up through the trees again


The path can be muddy here in wet weather

Continue to follow the path as it winds through the trees

The path emerges from the trees at a junction of forest tracks


Keep straight on

Follow the track leading uphill

The track turns left and continues to climb

The track turns sharply right

Continue to follow the track

At the end of the track go over the stile beside the gate and into the field

Follow the track up the field

At the top of the field go over the stile beside the gate

Follow the main track round to the right

The track climbs gently past a few isolated trees

Pass a disused limestone quarry on the left

The track turns left towards Low Parkhead Farm

Go through the wide double gate into the farm yard


NOTE: This is a busy working farm; you may be asked to wait while machinery is being used or stock is being moved until it is safe for you to pass


Go through the farmyard

Path

Follow the track that leads downhill out of the farmyard beside some bushes

The track drops down a small field

When the track divides, take the left hand track

Follow the track downhill

Go through the gate into the field

Leave the track and go up the bank on the left

Follow the line of bushes and old trees, keeping them on the left

Soon a stile comes into view in the fence ahead

Go over the stile

Head north east across the field aiming for a solitary tree on the horizon

Path

Beyond the tree near the corner of the field is a gate and stile


Go over the stile into the field beyond

Continue to head north east across the field

Path

At the top of a slight rise, a gate can be seen ahead in the corner of the field

Gate

Go through the gate

Follow the hedge on the right


There are old coal mine workings to the left of the path

Keep to the right of a ruined barn, almost all that remains of the former manor farm of Hart Rigg



▼Stile

Aim for the stile in the bottom corner of the field

Go over the stile and turn half left to head north east up the slope of the field


There is no obvious point to aim for




Path

At the top of the slope continue across the open field in a north easterly direction aiming for a gap in the distant trees





Path

Continue to follow the hedge as it curves round to the right

Go over the stile when a fence is reached

Cross the corner of the next field, aiming for the gate in the fence to the left




Gate

Go through the gate and turn right

Follow the fence

The fence drops down to the edge of the trees where there is a stile into the wood

Go over the stile and turn left

Follow the edge of the wood

The path turns right and descends

Continue to follow the path as it bears left and levels out again

Then turns right and continues to descend

Turn left through the gate into the field

Turn right. Follow the wall down the edge of the field

Path

When the wall turns, continue to follow the wall to the fence and gate by the road at the bottom of the field

Go through the gate in the fence

Turn left along the road


After 55m (60 yds) turn right over a stile into the field


In the corner of the field turn left and go down the edge of the field beside the trees


Parsons Park

Turn left towards the corner of the field


Turn right in front of the gate


(The landowner has had the footpath diverted to follow the field boundaries)


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At the bottom of the path there is a gate

Follow the fence along the edge of the field

Go through the gate in the fence

After the gate, bear right and continue to follow the fence along the edge of the field

Go over the stile in the corner of the field behind the trees

Head towards a row of trees

Path

Keep to the left of the row of trees

Path

Follow the row of trees to the bottom of the field

▲ Path

Pass the fence corner and bear right down the field

Go over the stile into the wood

The path leads down through the wood, with wooden steps in places


Forestry operations are taking place in the wood and may affect the path here

At the bottom of the wood go over the stile

Turn left onto the track beyond the stile


(This is the end of the diversion due to a landslip between Parson’s Park and Dentonside Wood)


Follow the track

The track approaches a house

Keep right in front of the house

Turn right up onto Sebergham Bridge over the River Caldew


Caution: This is a busy road and the bridge is narrow with no footway