At this point you have a route choice – the path to the right has some steep sections descending through woodland with exposed tree roots, which can be slippery, especially in wet weather.
- If in doubt take the following alternative:
If you do not fancy the steep descent, there is an easier, but slightly longer alternative. Go past the path on the right and descend gradually towards Lake Windermere. At the shore turn right and follow the metalled road for about a mile to a road junction. Turn right and walk a short distance up the steps to Claife Station (5 below)
- If you are happy, take the path on the right through the woods. There are excellent views down to Lake Windermere and the distant fells (look down through the trees on yachts on the blue lake water). The path is narrow, easy at first, but then descends steeply to Claife Station. You should take care here as there are many exposed tree roots, and the path can be slippery, especially in wet weather.
An old Victorian viewing point, overlooking Lake Windermere. It was built in the 1790s, and was most fashionable with tourists in the 1830s and 40s. It is currently being renovated by the national Trust, with the support of local businesses.
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