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New Lakes walks produced

Posted 16 June 2010
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New Lakes walks produced
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Those planning to go walking in the Lake District can choose from three new routes devised by conservation group Bass Reflections, under a programme entitled Mountain to Lakeshore.

It has released its Dunmail to Derwentwater, Honister Pass to Keswick and Threlkeld to Keswick routes for walkers to enjoy a variety of scenery from the grandeur of the mountains to the waters of the lakes themselves.

Bass Reflections spokesperson Karin Crofts said of those using the leaflets: "They're going to enjoy walking amid such surroundings; Mountain to Lakeshore is designed to show how the iconic area involved, who influenced it and provide compelling pointers along the way."

She noted that the walks include features like the cairn at the pass of Dunmail Raise which splits the dual carriageway, where the last king of Cumbria - King Edmund - is said to have been buried.

The battle of Dunmail Raise took place in 945, when the king was said to have been killed by invading Scots.

For those interested in military history that is more 1945 than 945, there is also a Second World War pillbox by the road over the pass.

Posted by Dan Mirza