GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Witherslack Walks

7 miles (11.5 km)

This village in south Cumbria is located just a few miles east of the famous Lake Windermere in the Lake District.
You're also close to Morecambe Bay where you can enjoy waterside walks in Grange-over-Sands and Cartmel .
This circular walk from the village visits Yewbarrow and the Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve. There's some splendid limestone scenery and excellent views from the high points on the walk.
The walk starts in the village next to the old church. From here you can follow footpaths up to Yewbarrow where there are some fine views to the surrounding fells.
You continue up to Whitbarrow and the Lord's Seat, another fine viewpoint. The route then loops through the nature reserve before turning west through Mill Side to return to the village.

Witherslack OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Witherslack Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Witherslack


Back in the village you can enjoy some post walk rest and refreshment at The Derby Arms. The pub has a charming interior with cosy log fires andperiod furniture. Outside there's a large garden which hosts a weekly onsite popup pizza restaurant, Great Lakes Pizza. You can find them at postcode LA11 6RH for your sat navs. The pub is also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the east of the village there's the Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve. The reserve has some nice boardwalks to follow over the peat bog. It's also excellent for wildlife with ospreys, hobby, sparrowhawk, buzzard and peregrineto look out for from the bird hides.


Cottage, Witherslack, Cumbria - - 930567

Cottage, Witherslack, Cumbria

Green in front of St Paul's Church, Witherslack, Cumbria - - 930565

Green in front of St Paul's Church, Witherslack, Cumbria

St Paul's Church, Witherslack, Cumbria - Churchyard - - 930606

St Paul's Church, Witherslack, Cumbria

War Memorial, Witherslack

War Memorial, Witherslack

The top of Yewbarrow - - 1987606

The top of Yewbarrow

Summit cairn Yewbarrow - - 1653492

Summit cairn Yewbarrow. Looking towards Whitbarrow,and in the far distance Ingleborough and Farleton Fell

Whitbarrow Scar - summit cairn - - 1186509

Whitbarrow Scar

A tree on Lord's Seat - - 2636218

A tree on Lord's Seat

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