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The towns of Windermere and Bowness back onto a lovely little group of fells that extend east towards Staveley and Crook. None of the summits have a particularly memorable shape and only a few exceed the 250m contour. Regardless of their modest proportions, they are still probably the most viewed summits in the Lake District. This is due entirely to their proximity to the A591 which forms their northern boundary and carries most traffic into and out of the National Park. Amongst these fells are numerous hamlets and villages which are interlinked by lanes and bridleways. Some of the lanes have been adopted as roads but many still retain their original form as green lanes. Most of the route described is clear on the ground and is well signposted, but there are a number of sections through enclosed farmland - if you are unsure about the course of a right of way cross check against your map (it is worth having the larger scale 1:25 000 map with you for this purpose).
Windermere - Crook - Windermere
3 - 4 hours