642 Staveley

"I am always glad to see Staveley", wrote Dorothy Wordsworth, "the first mountain village that I came to with William". Here you enter the Lake District at the crossing of the River Kent where Bowston's Cowan Head mill survives to remind you of the industrial past.

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LOCATION: Five miles north of Kendal
START: Staveley, Mill Yard car park
Grid ref: SD471982 Postcode: LA8 9LR
DISTANCE: 7 miles
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - English Lakes South east Landranger 97
EN ROUTE: Dales Way, Ratherheath Tarn

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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