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Birks Bridge, Duddon

Where to meet: Birks Bridge
Postcode:  LA20 6EF (approximate)
Grid Reference: SD 239 995 


The Duddon Valley is one of the more remote areas of the Lake District so please allow plenty of time, from Ambleside the most direct route is over the Hardknott Pass, after crossing the pass turn left at Cockley Beck and follow the road 2 miles until the car park is seen to the right.

Alternitavely from the south turn off the A595 at Bank End, by the Duddon Bridge, and follow this road through Ulpha and Seathwaite, after crossing the Cattle Grid the car park will be seen to the left after just under 1 mile.

Bus Services

There are no bus services along the Duddon Valley.

Stagecoach bus timetables can be viewed here

  1. Dow Crag with the Scafell range beyond

    Coniston Fells from the Duddon


    Distance: 18km / 11 miles
    Ascent: 1200m / 3800ft
    Duration: 6-7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A long walk, but with little exposure taking in the lesser walked side of the Coniston Fells

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