Up The Pipeline
TW07 : Staveley to Windermere

Wednesday 1st October 2014

It seemed likely to be the penultimate day of this lengthy Indian summer.  After a three month lay off, it was time to get back Up The Pipeline.  However, the pipeline itself didn't make that too easy.  It was travelling across parts that didn't have adequate footpaths so on this occasion the author did have good justification for taking an alternative route. Accordingly, we did (mostly) follow his directions.

We arrived at Staveley in style, or to be more precise by train.  The route then led us west along quiet roads and gentle trails, much of it also forming part of the Dales Way.  This is pleasant rolling countryside but with some interesting houses plus glimpses from time to time of the Lakeland panorama not that far away.

The one amendment we made to the official route was to visit School Knott via the lovely little but seemingly unnamed tarn just below.

Why the route doesn't go that way escapes me as the gentle climb provides a splendid viewpoint.

Thereafter, it was an easy descent into Windermere and along to the railway station in good time to take us back to the station and the Station at Oxenholme.  Scampi and chips time again!

Don, 1st October 2014







6.2 miles

43.1 miles

993 feet

5,113 feet



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