3 - 5 hours
Terrain: Surfaced lanes and bridleways.
Summary: Arguably the prettiest of Lakeland valleys, this is a route to be savoured. Troutbeck is positively pastoral in scenery, think of Beethovens 6th symphony and imagine the scene. Rolling hills, babbling brooks, birdsong and sheep filled meadows complete this magical scene.
Our route involves walking on mostly level terrain with only a few short inclines. Tracks are generally very good.
This walk is another winner when the high mountains are shrouded in mist, for the valleys are rarely without beautiful views.
Troutbeck is the valley we first lived in when we arrived in the Lakes, and we still miss the tranquility and beauty it offers even though we now only live on the other side of Wansfell.