Full Day: Allow 6-8 hours
Terrain: Bridleways, well made high mountain paths, descent is steep in places, surfaced lane through the valley.
Summary: Looking from the hamlet of Troutbeck, this walk follows the skyline ridge as it wanders into the distance. The old Garburn road allows us a steady ascent towards these fells and from the pass we are able to leave the bridleway behind and take to the broad, undulating ridge as it meanders over Yoke, Ill Bell, and Froswick before arriving at the unmistakable Thornthwaite Beacon.
During this skiyline walk we are afforded views into both the Troutbeck and Kentmere valleys for a double bill of visual pleasure.
Our descent follows the Roman road of High Street back to the shelter of Troutbeck. An ale in the Mortal Man makes a fitting end to this fine day out.