This walk takes you through Askham Hall and along the River Lowther in the northern area of the Lake District. You will also visit the Grade II listed Askham Hall gardens with colourful terraces, a 230ft long double herbaceous border, formal lawns, kitchen gardens, woodland, meadows and ponds. The hall includes animal trails where you can see shorthorn cattle, rare breed pigs, boer goats, ducks and chickens.
To the west of the hall you will find Askham Fell. You can follow footpaths up to the fell on the western side of the village. From the summit there are fine views over the Lowther Valley and the nearby Ullswater Lake.
If you would like to continue your walk you could head to the adjacent Lowther Castle where you will find 130 acres of gardens and castle terraces.
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Askham Hall Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Askham Hall Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Askham Hall OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Askham Hall Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head west from the village and you can visit Ullswater Lake. Here you can try the popular Howtown to Glenridding Walk along the eastern lakeshore.
For more walks in the area see the Lake District Walks page.