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Where to meet: Armboth car park, Thirlmere
Postcode:  CA12 4TU
Grid Reference: NY 305 171


From Keswick:
Follow thee A591 south from Keswick, Signposted towards Windermere, and continue until a short section of dual carriageway is passed, take the first right turn after the dual carriageway and follow this road across the dam, turn let at next junction and continue until the Armboth Car Park is seen to the left, this is a pay and display car park (£7 in 2014).

From the south lakes:
Follow the A591 north from Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere, crossing Dunmail Raise and descending towards Thirlmere, just before Thirlmere is reached turn left and follow this lane around the western shores of Thirlmere until the Armboth Car Park is seen on the right, we will meet here. This is a pay and display car park (£5 in 2010).
Please note that there are several car parks on the shore of Thirlmere, make sure you park in the ARMBOTH Car Park, it will be named.

Bus Services

Armboth is not on a bus route, the nearest bus stop is at Legburthwaite, 3km away

  • The 555 bus runs between Kendal and Keswick, passing through Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere and stopping at Legburthwaite

Stagecoach bus timetables can be viewed here

  1. Looking down on Thirmlere from Raven Crag

    Above Armboth


    Distance: 11km / 7 miles
    Ascent: 590m / 2000ft
    Duration: 5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A short steep climb at first but no exposure, great views of the surrounding fells and a good chance of seeing red deer

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