High Dam, Finsthwaite and Lakeside

Name of walk High Dam, Finsthwaite and Lakeside
Date of walk 2012-06-30
My boots were leaking. They were only eight months old. So I took them back to the shop and they gave me a new pair! So I need a few short walks to walk the new ones in. On Sunday afternoon Brendan and I drove to Finsthwaite, parking at the High Dam car park. I have not been to High Dam since 2005. We did a circuit of both tarns, then took the shortcut to Finsthwaite. Visited St. Peter`s church. Then went across fields and through the woods to Lakeside, and down to The Swan at Newby Bridge. Walking back up through the woods to Finsthwaite. A walk of about six miles.
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The map in the car park.

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The lower tarn.

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High Dam. We walked to the right all the way around. Unfortunately there is no longer a view from the seat up high at the back. The trees have grown and obscured it.

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We took the short cut across the fields to Finsthwaite. This is where you come out and just beyond the photo actually enter someone`s driveway. There is also a public footpath sign on the road pointing into the driveway!

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We head through the village and down to the church.

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We have a quick look in and around St. Peter`s.

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Then cross the cow field.

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Then enter the woods. Looking back across the fields to Finsthwaite.

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The path through the woods leads out on to the road to Lakeside. Looking across Windermere to Gummers How.

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Looking down the lake.

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The steam train from Haverthwaite comes in here. The Aquarium is on the left.

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We walk down to The Swan at Newby Bridge for a drink.

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The weir just past the bridge.

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