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Gorgeous Local Walk to Long Marton

Long Marton Holiday Cottage near Dufton

This is our favourite local walk when staying at Dunkeld Cottage because you get absolutely stunning views of the Pennines, far-reaching views across to the Lake District and a pub at the end of it! The walk to Long Marton takes approximately 40-45 minutes and it’s all really easy bridleway tracks – no cattle, fields…

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Climbing Cat Bells – Derwentwater, Keswick

Cat Bells and Lakeland Holiday Cottage in the Lake District near Penrith, Keswick and Appleby

Cat Bells, overlooking Derwentwater and Keswick, is a truly iconic walk and one that, if you are all reasonably fit and sound, you can do as a family.  That said, there is a little scramble at the top, but it’s easily achievable in good weather and looks worse than it is on the approach! What’s great…

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Another Ullswater Way! A Dunkeld Cottage Blog

Ullswater Way Walking from Dunkeld Cottage

We had glorious weather this June and went to Ullswater (for the zillionth time!) and walked the Ullswater Way again. This time though, instead of our favourite walk from Pooley Bridge to Howtown and onto Patterdale (as detailed in an earlier blog) we opted to walk the other side. In this direction we started from…

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