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High Side

Where to meet: High Side, Bassenthwaite
Postcode:  CA12 4QG
Grid Reference: NY 236 310 


From Keswick: High Side is located on the A591, the main road between Keswick and Bassenthwaite. Leave Keswick on the A591, signposted to Carlisle crossing the A66 at the roundabout, follow this road trough Dodd Wood and continue until the Ravenstonedale Hotel is passed on the right. 

A short distance after the hotel a lane will lead of to the right, signposted to Orthwaite, follow this lane for approx. 400m until a lay by is seen on the right, we will meet here.

Bus Services

High Side is well served by buses, the bus stop is 5 minutes walk away from the meet point at the end of the Orthwaite Road.

The 555 bus runs between Keswick and Carlisle.

The X4 runs between Workington, Cockermouth, Keswick & Penrith.

Stagecoach bus timetables can be viewed here

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    Distance: 13km / 8 miles
    Ascent: 910m / 3000ft
    Duration: 5-6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

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