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Lake District birthday to include guided walks

Posted 5 August 2011
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Lake District birthday to include guided walks
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This month marks the 60th birthday of the Lake District National Park and those who like to go walking will be able to enjoy a range of commemorative events.

Hiking boots and waterproof jackets should be brought as the national park authority website notes good footwear and the right walking gear will be needed for events in Wasdale and Borrowdale.

The Wasdale Wander - an easy ramble aimed at families - starts at Wasdale Head at 11:00 BST on August 17th and covers 4.3 miles over four hours in a valley famous for England's deepest lake, highest mountain and smallest church.

Seatoller, Castle Crag and a Mystery Cave is a moderate grade circular walk in Borrowdale covering 5.8 miles over five hours. Castle Crag is the only summit below 1,000 ft in height to make the Wainwright's list of 214 Lakeland fells.

Walkers in either area who fancy more of a challenge can link the two valleys through the four-mile Sty Head Pass, which passes the tarn of that name and can also be used to reach mountains such as Great Gable and Scafell Pike.