GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Kentmere Reservoir

6 miles (9.5 km)

This circular walk visits Kentmere Reservoir from the village of Kentmere in the Lake District.
You start of from Kentmere where you can follow public footpaths north to the reservoir. It's about a 2.5 mile walk to the water, following the River Kent on a gently ascending path. At the reservoir there's some other footpaths on either side with fine views across the water to the surrounding fells. It's a very tranquil spot and a lovely place to relax and get away from it all.
To continue your walking in the area, you could head south of the village to visit Kentmere tarn. There's also the option of picking up the popular Kentmere Horseshoe. This challenging walk visits some of the prominent fells of the valley.

Kentmere Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Kentmere Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Kentmere Tarn is located just to the south of Kentmere village. You can follow a footpath south from Kentmere Hall to reach the tarn as an extension to the walk. It's a very pretty and peaceful area with the little tarn surrounded by rolling countryside.
Kentmere Tarn - geograph.org.uk - 1526898 Kentmere Tarn by John Darch Above: Kentmere Tarn near the start of the walk

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Kentmere - geograph.org.uk - 356385

Looking North with Lingmell End to the right and Mardale Ill Bell to the centre

Kentmere Reservoir out-flow - geograph.org.uk - 1758586

View across Kentmere Reservoir to its out-flow.

Kentmere Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 1012527

Looking into upper Kentmere one of Lakelands least visited dale heads

Kentmere Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 1758581

Kentmere Reservoir path on the western side

GPS Files

GPX File

Kentmere Reservoir.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Kentmere Reservoir.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)