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UlverstonBroughton BeckGawthwaiteTorverConistonHawkshead

Skelwith BridgeElterwaterGreat LangdaleStonethwaiteRosthwaite

GrangePortinscaleKeswickBassenthwaiteOrthwaiteCaldbeck

SeberghamBuckabankDalstonCummersdaleCarlisle


Orthwaite


Location:  N 54°41.809’ W 03°09.683’

OS Grid Reference:  NY252341

Post Code:  CA7 1HL

On the route of The Cumbria Way (Low Route)

Height above sea level:  230m (750ft)

From Bassenthwaite (Peter House Farm NY246324):  2.4km (1½ miles)  (Add 1.7km (1 mile) if walking from Bassenthwaite Village)

To Caldbeck:  11.9km (7⅜ miles)


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Orthwaite and Overwater from Orthwaite Bank


Between Keswick and Caldbeck the Low Route does not pass through any villages. Orthwaite is merely the first of a chain of farming settlements encountered by northbound walkers, others being Longlands, Branthwaite and Fell Side. Straddling the foot of the Northern Fells, they are too small to be villages in their own right and lack virtually all the facilities useful to passing walkers. The nearest useful facilities are to be found in Bassenthwaite, Uldale or Caldbeck


Over Water is the northernmost significant lake in the Lake District. It and the nearby Chapelhouse Reservoir provide a water supply to the towns and villages of north-west Cumbria


The hamlet of Fell Side lies near the foot of Roughton Gill, at one time an important industrial centre based upon mining. The principal minerals extracted here were copper, lead and silver, and although all mines are now closed the surface remains of the smelt mill, dressing floor and mine adits are worthy of careful exploration



Facilities


Groceries and Provisions

There are no shops in Orthwaite, Longlands, Branthwaite, Fell Side or nearby Uldale; the nearest ones are at Keswick and Caldbeck

(There is a shop on the Trafford Caravan Park near Bassenthwaite when the site is open)


Places to Eat

Mae’s Tea Rooms and Gallery, The Old School, Uldale, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 1HA

Tel: 01697 371369

Web: www.maestearooms.co.uk  Email: info@maestearooms.co.uk

NY250367  2.2km (1⅓ miles) from The Cumbria Way (Low Route)

 

Pubs

The Snooty Fox Country Inn, Uldale, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 1HA

Tel: 01697 371479

Web: www.snootyfoxuldale.co.uk  E-Mail: info@snootyfoxuldale.co.uk

NY249369  2.4km (1½ miles) from The Cumbria Way (Low Route)


Public Transport


General Travel Information

Cumbria County Council

Cumbria Passenger Transport Map

Traveline: Tel: 0871 200 2233


Bus

Service 73 - Carlisle-Caldbeck-Keswick (until 28 October 2017)

- calls at Keswick, Bassenthwaite, Caldbeck, Bridge End (for Buckabank), Dalston, Carlisle

Summer Saturday service only

Bus stops at bottom of Uldale village green adjacent to the bus shelter, 2.4km (1½ miles) from The Cumbria Way (Low Route)

(Operated by Stagecoach)


Train

No service, nearest stations Dalston and Wigton


Taxi

Yourcall Transport Services  07834 998892  info@yourcall-transport-services.com



Local Attractions

Mae’s Tea Rooms and Gallery, The Old School, Uldale, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 1HA

Tel: 01697 371369

Web: www.maestearooms.co.uk  Email: info@maestearooms.co.uk

NY250367  2.2km (1⅓ miles) from The Cumbria Way (Low Route)

 


UlverstonBroughton BeckGawthwaiteTorverConistonHawkshead

Skelwith BridgeElterwaterGreat LangdaleStonethwaiteRosthwaite

GrangePortinscaleKeswickBassenthwaiteOrthwaiteCaldbeck

SeberghamBuckabankDalstonCummersdaleCarlisle


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