The Lake District? There can’t be any trails-less-trodden there, can there? Well, there are, judging by the footfall on these trails…. For a start, this is the north-west corner of the Lake District, probably the third least visited corner after the far-east (east of Haweswater and Kentmere) and the far-north (north of Skiddaw and Blencathra). Secondly, I followed my nose and found some paths that were definitely less-trodden and some out-of-the-way spots worth telling you about.
My trip was over four days in early March, 2018, straight after a cold snap that had covered the country in a blanket of snow and disrupted transport. However, I was able to get through to the Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater, for my stay. I can recommend their mid-week Winter Offer when you get Dinner, B&B at a reduced rate and the food is very good. All these trails start and finish there.
Here’s a map of the area: