Where North Yorkshire meets Cumbria, the Westmorland Dales is a place of beautiful river valleys, rolling fells and pretty villages. With a plethora of walking, cycling, and horse-riding routes, keen adventurers and explorers are guaranteed the holiday of a lifetime here.
Crake Trees Manor is nestled between the picturesque villages of Crosby Ravensworth and Maulds Meaburn in the Eden district of Cumbria. We provide the perfect base for people who love to explore the outdoors, with access to some fantastic walking routes right from our doorstep, and more challenging hills and peaks at just half an hour’s drive away. Check out our favourite walks in the Westmorland Dales and beyond below…
Wonderful Walks from the Door
Zip up your waterproof, pull on your hiking boots and embark upon one of these fantastic walks right from your door.
Crosby Ravensworth Fell & Valley – 6 miles
Allow 2 ½ hours for this moderate stride up onto Crosby Ravensworth Fell, with panoramic views of the Pennines, Howgills and Lakeland hills. You will discover evidence of prehistoric settlements on the way, with stone circles, earthworks, a Romano-British settlement, and a Roman road on display. Crosby Ravensworth Fell is home to grazing sheep and cattle, as well as curlews, skylarks, and snipe. You can choose to diver up the summit or via Black Dub – an 1843 monument that marks the source of the Lyvennet, where Charles II rested on his way back from Scotland in 1651.
Allow 1 ¾ hours for this easy walk along the Lyvennet Beck to Maulds Meaburn, described by Hunter Davies as “one of the most beautiful villages in the country”. Discover two stone stepped stiles build by the Dent family in the 19th Century, as well as the Dent Bridge in Maulds Meaburn. Uncover the history of Maulds Meaburn, with many homes named after their former uses i.e. The Forge, The Old Police Station, The Brew House, and The Old Mill. And did you know that Meaburn Green is one of only 3 greens remaining in England that is still grazed by sheep?!
Maulds Meaburn via Brackenslack – 2 miles
Allow 1 ¼ miles for this moderate wander in Maulds Meaburn. Join the sheep on the village green as you walk beside the Lyvennet Beck, the weir and the salmon steps. Climb up through the old strip fields for great views over the village and the Lyvennet Valley beyond, before venturing to the Coronation tree on Crosby Ravensworth Fell. The Coronation tree was planted in 1937 to commemorate the coronation of George VI, who rested at the fell on his way back from Scotland in 1651.
Fascinating Walks Slightly Further Afield
Jump in the car and drive just half an hour to discover some truly fantastic walking routes in the Yorkshire Dales and Eden Valley.
Aira Force & Gowbarrow – 4.5 miles
Allow 3 hours for this moderate walking route around Aira Force and Ullswater. This walk is not for the faint-hearted, with vertical drops and steep steps involved; however, those who complete it will be rewarded with the most spectacular scenery. Experience Aira Force at its finest as you head towards the waterfalls, passing through picturesque woodland with lush green ferns and evergreenj conifers. Venture to the summit of Gowbarrow and admire expansive views over Ullswater and beyond.
Haweswater Reservoir Circular – 10.5 miles
Allow 5 ½ hours for this challenging route around the beautiful Haweswater Reservoir. Haweswater is one of the quieter parts of the Lake District National Park, making for a lovely peaceful walk on good quality paths. The reservoir is the highest lake in the national park and is completely man made, with a gravity-fed aqueduct supplying Manchester with its drinking water. This circular route has good tracks along the way, but it does include some steep inclines and narrow stretches through the hillside.
Dufton to High Cup Nick – 8 miles
Allow 5 hours for this moderate walk in magnificent North Pennine scenery to one of the greatest geological features in all of England. High Cup is a classic U-shaped glacier valley high on the western North Pennines and is one of Northern England’s geological wonders. Discover a deep chasm on the Pennine fell side, resembling a scar that may have been caused by a meteorite. This route features some sharp uphill climbs and rocky terrain; but is rewarded by the most spectacular views from the peak of the valley.
Crake Trees Manor: A True Walker’s Delight
Our stunning collection of self-catering cottages, B&B rooms, shepherd’s huts, glamping pods, camping pitches, and stable bunkhouse provide the perfect base for keen walkers to explore the Westmorland Dales and beyond. Click here to book your break at Crake Trees Manor today!