This wonderful walk from Seathwaite in the Duddon Valley, rewards so much that it’s so easy to get carried away with the camera; the 50+ photos in this post proves my point! It is, without doubt, one of those routes that you mark down as a “must do every year” or, a “have to show our friends when they visit” type of walk. It is a true gem of Lakeland, and the month of May makes it even more special because bluebells carpet the floor of Hollin House Wood, and Grassguards Native Woodland is bursting with activity as the depths of spring provides colour and song.

Free parking is provided opposite the Holy Trinity Church at Seathwaite, with enough room for 3 or 4 cars; get there early though! There is also a parking area at the Seathwaite Parish Room (hall) nearby, with a request for a £2 donation for the day.

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