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1 From the car park turn L onto the A5271 and proceed through Keswick, going SA at a mini roundabout and on over Greta Bridge.
2 After 0.9km (0.5m) turn L onto a minor road (before the A66) and cross Portinscale Bridge, taking care as the bridge is narrow, and go up the hill before turning L (signposted for Grange).
3 Turn R onto a minor road (signposted for Ullock) . Pass through this hamlet and turn R (signposted Braithwaite) and cross the new bridge over Newlands Beck.
4 Turn L onto the Newlands Pass road (signposted for Buttermere) and proceed along the fell side lane.
5 After crossing a minor stream, turn sharp L onto the lane towards Stair, dropping down to Newlands Beck before climbing the hill towards The Swinside Inn. Continue straight on at the Inn.
6 Turn L (signposted for Portinscale) , taking care on the twisty descent through the woodlands. Once back in Portinscale, turn R to the bridge and retrace your route back into Keswick town centre.