Bawd Hall
Luxury Self-Catering

Walking

Walk straight out of the house to enjoy a wide variety of walks, including the famous "Newlands Round" (aka "Catbells Horseshoe", comprising Catbells, Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dale Head and Hindscarth). Easier, but still with great views, is the fine ridge of Ard Crags. Nearby is the "Coledale Round" comprising Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Crag Hill and Causey Pike.

Maps and guides

For a wide selection of walks in the Lake District, the best thing is to buy the famous and excellent set of books by A. Wainwright.

Also buy an OS map for the area where you intend to walk - the local map is OL4: Lake District NW.

We provide a full set of Wainwrights and maps in the house, as well as other guides such as walks for children, but these are for planning purposes; please use your own copies when you are out walking.

If you want to plan walks on the internet then there is a large number of sites which can help - just put "Lake District Walks" into your search engine. Some make a charge, whereas others are free but may be less reliable. One good free site is: John Dawson's Lake District Walks - see the section on the North-Western Fells for the local walks.

Energetic types may wish to attempt the Bob Graham Round. This comprises 42 Lake District fells traversed within 24 hours. One of the original pacers for Bob Graham when he completed this in 1932 was Phil Davidson - architect of  Bawd Hall.

Getting to the start of the walk

All of the following mountains can be climbed from the house without having to drive and park: Catbells, Maiden Moor, Dale Head, Hindscarth, Robinson, Knott Rigg, Ard Crags, Aiken Knott, Sail, Scar Crags, Crag Hill, Causey Pike, Grasmoor, Hopegill Head and Grisedale Pike. The other North-Western and Buttermere fells are within a short drive.

Driving and parking in this part of the Lake District is usually a lot easier than in the central areas. Buttermere is about 10 minutes drive away. A further 15 minutes or so leads over Honister pass to Borrowdale Head and the big climbs up Scafell etc.

As Bawd Hall is on the western side of the Lake District, Wasdale is also reachable and offers the best climb up Great Gable.