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Some Ideas for Walks

For many, a visit to Broad How will be largely about walking on the fells, and the house is perfectly positioned and equipped, as a base for doing this, with the Coast to Coast route passing outside the front gate, and many of the most beautiful mountains in the country within easy reach.

Neatly, there are exactly 50 ‘Wainwrights’ within a 5-mile radius of Broad How. For those walkers primarily interested in 'bagging' Wainwrights, we have compiled a list of the nearest 50 - all within striking distance of the house. There are also grid references, a map and all 50 fells listed in height order from mighty Helvellyn (1) to the less lofty, but still beautiful, Hallin Fell (50).  Click here for your printable "Broad How Fifty" peak-baggers checklist.


Given the abundance of advice and guidance now freely available, we won’t presume to offer any of our own route suggestions, but the following 2 websites are highly recommended.

Andrew’s Walks

The Hiking Photographer

And here's another recommended website for people with limited mobility.


Miles Without Stiles  - The Lake District National Park Authority has put together a list of walks which are accessible to people with limited mobility, including wheelchair users and families with pushchairs. The walks are graded 'for all', 'for many' or 'for some' depending on path gradient, surface, width etc. There are 39 routes all over the Lake District, the most local to Broad How being  Brotherswater (walk 2).  It's a lovely walk, as is the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path. Both walks also feature pubs!

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