THIS IS ROUTE ONE WITH MORE ASCENT AND MILES THAT PARKING AT WHINLATTER FOREST
PARKING-The Spout Force car park, located on the Darling How Plantation forestry road
MILES- 6-7 mile return walk
FACILITIES- NON FROM THE CAR PARK BUT AT WHINLATTER VISITOR CENTRE THERE IS A CAFE, TOILETS AND PLAY AREA
TERRAIN-MIXTURE OF STONE PATHS AND GRASS, EASY WALKING BUT STEEP DECENT FROM BROOM FELL
Kids voted 5/10 and prefer the walk from Whinlatter forest where there is a park and sculptures, but it is easy walking in all weathers, kids can run ahead and play tag too.
You follow the track from the back of the car park and past the buildings/farm, then follow the main forestry road into the Aiken Beck Valley, its a great path to follow.
The path is easy to follow approx. one mile from the car park a post indicates the route
Straight ahead at a crossroads, follow this for another 1 mile
Another marker post starts the ascent through the forestry section to the summit, you will cross a stile before the final ascent. You spot the summit in front of you, where the path rises to the summit where
The Summit of Lords Seat
A small stone area with a pole marks the summit.
When stood on the summit you will see two paths, one heading to Barf which is a good option if you have time, the path drops and approx. one mile to Barf. or take the path in the opposite direction to Broom fell.
A large Trig and shelter sits, the path is boggy in some sections but you follow the well trodden grass path to the summit.
The path down leaves from the summit steeply to the bottom forest path which leads back to the car.