GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Thirlmere Reservoir

9 miles (15 km)

Enjoy a walk or cycle around the lovely Thirlmere Reservoir in the Lake District National Park. The route starts at Wythburn at the Steel End car park at the southern end of the lake and then follows the National Cycle Network route on the western side of the lake. On the return on the eastern side of the lake walkers can follow the woodland trail at the lower part of Helvellyn. Cyclists can follow the A591 which runs right alongside the lake for a couple of miles.
You can get a bit to eat at the inn at Thirlspot.
The lake runs for a distance of about 3 miles and includes an impressive 104 foot high dam.

Postcode

CA12 4TW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Pasture above Thirlmere - geograph.org.uk - 1073211

Pasture above Thirlmere. Looking towards and across the lake from the A591. Most of the area surrounding the lake is forestry.

Thirlmere - geograph.org.uk - 1281872

Thirlmere. From the road on the west of the reservoir

Thirlmere - geograph.org.uk - 861167

From the top of Raven Crag

Thirlmere at low level - geograph.org.uk - 482581

In the summer of 1995, Thirlmere was at its lowest level for years.

Wyth Burn, Thirlmere - geograph.org.uk - 106157

Wyth Burn, near the car park at the southern end of the lake. One of the most notoriously wet and boggy areas of the Lake District is "drained" by this burn. The name Wythburn is given to the general area hereabouts.

Wythburn Church on Thirlmere, Lake District - geograph.org.uk - 19356

Wythburn Church on Thirlmere, Lake District

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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