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Keswick to Caldbeck (Low Route)

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Cumbria Way

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At the top of the rise, before reaching the wicket gate, look back at the last view of the Lake District Fells before you reach Carlisle

High Pike from The Cumbria Way near Lime House School

(Southbound view)


Directly opposite the church lych gate, turn left into the lane beside the cemetery, signposted as a bridleway to Bell Bridge ¾ mile

The Cumbria Way near Sebergham Church

At the end of the road at Hawksdale Hall, go through the field gate on the right onto a track


The track curves left through the field

The Cumbria Way, Hawksdale Hall

The track narrows into a lane by a wood. Go through the gate at the end of the lane and turn left

The Cumbria Way near Bridge End, Dalston

Turn right onto the road and walk down the hill


The Bridge End Inn is on the left at the bottom


Keep straight ahead at the bottom of the hill leaving the main B5299 road and cross Hawksdale Bridge over the River Caldew

Bridge End, Dalston

To continue on the Main Route:

Go through a wicket gate onto a footpath signposted to Raughton Road, heading back upstream alongside the River Caldew

The Cumbria Way at Hawksdale Bridge, Dalston

Pass a house on the left, then at the end of a high wire fence turn sharp left through a gate into a small compound


Double back to leave the compound through another gate and follow the path behind the house


Where the driveway to the house turns sharp left, keep straight on over the stile into the field

Riverside, Buckabank, Dalston

Pass Bishops Mill on the left to arrive at the small village green in Buckabank

Bishops Mill, Buckabank, Dalston

Keep left at the village green, then cross the road before the small bridge to go down the minor road opposite, with the mill stream on the left



Buckabank, Dalston

Walk between the buildings of Ellers Mill and continue on the road beyond


At the end of the road keep left crossing a small bridge over the mill stream




Ellers Mill, Buckabank, Dalston
White Bridge, Dalston

Cross White Bridge over the River Caldew


The path goes straight on across The Green

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The Square, Dalston

Keep straight on into The Square in the centre of Dalston

Ulverston to Gawthwaite - Gawthwaite to Coniston - Coniston to Skelwith Bridge

Skelwith Bridge to Great Langdale - Great Langdale to Rosthwaite

Rosthwaite to Keswick - Keswick to Caldbeck (Low Route)

Keswick to Caldbeck (High Route) - Caldbeck to Sebergham - Sebergham to Dalston

Dalston to Carlisle


The Route - Sebergham Bridge to Dalston


Cross the field keeping the mill stream on the right


Go over the stile beside the gate

Buckabank, Dalston

This route description is for illustrative purposes only and should only be used in conjunction with appropriate maps and guide books.  See disclaimer

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The Cumbria Way near Lime House School























Near Lime House School


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Continuation from above


After crossing Hawksdale Bridge keep straight on along the road

Riverside, Buckabank

Immediately after crossing the Bridge:


Main Route: Turn right just beyond the end of the bridge parapet


Buckabank Alternative Route: To take the alternative route to Bishops Mill in Buckabank, keep straight on along the road


Hawksdale Bridge, Dalston

Keep right at a road junction and continue to follow the main road

Buckabank, Dalston

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Buckabank Alternative Route


Turn right over the bridge


Buckabank Alternative Route: The alternative route from Hawksdale Bridge is rejoined at the road



Buckabank, Dalston
The Dalston Lamp, Dalston, Cumbria

Pass the car park to reach the road by The Dalston Lamp (a circular seat with an ornate top)

Cross Sebergham Bridge over the River Caldew


Walk up the hill on the B5305 road for 50m (55yds) and turn left onto the public bridleway signed to Sebergham Church


Caution: This is a busy road with no footway

Sebergham Bridge

Go through the gate by the cottage into the field

Bridge End, Sebergham

Keep to the right, climbing up the field beside an overgrown hedge

The Cumbria Way, Bridge End, Sebergham

The road approaches Sebergham Church

The Cumbria Way near Sebergham Church

Go through the gate beside the cattle grid and continue to follow the track

The Cumbria Way near Sebergham

Continue to follow the track through the field

The Cumbria Way near Hawksdale Hall

Follow the track along the edge of the field to a gate into a lane near some houses

The Cumbria Way near Bridge End, Dalston

The lane leads to the B5299 road at Bridge End

The Cumbria Way, Bridge End, Dalston

Continue to follow the track as it drops down towards the River Caldew and the road

The Cumbria Way near Bell Bridge

Go through the gate adjacent to the cattle grid


Turn left onto the road

The Cumbria Way, Bell Bridge

Cross Bell Bridge over the River Caldew


This bridge was rebuilt in 2017 after the original eighteenth century bridge was destroyed by floods in December 2015

Awaiting photo

Go through the stile on the right near the end of the bridge parapet and down the steps into the field

Awaiting photo

Follow the bank of the River Caldew round the edge of the field

Awaiting photo

At the end of the field go through a gate and cross a small footbridge

The Cumbria Way near Crookholme Mill

Turn right to cross a footbridge over the disused head race of Crookholme Mill

The Cumbria Way near Crookholme Mill

Follow the river bank through the field in front of Crookholme Mill

The Cumbria Way near Crookholme Mill

Go through a gate and continue to follow the river bank

The Cumbria Way near Crookholme Mill

Go through the next gate

The Cumbria Way near Crookholme Mill

Follow the river bank around the edge of the next field


(The public right of way along this part of The Cumbria Way does not follow the river bank, taking a more direct line, but to protect the farmer’s crops the path normally used is that alongside the River Caldew)

The Cumbria Way near Crookholme Mill

Continue to follow the river bank

The Cumbria Way near Caldewbeck

 Go through another gate

The Cumbria Way near Caldewbeck
Bell Bridge before the December 2015 flood


The elegant stone arch of Bell Bridge before the December 2015 flood

The path goes under some riverside trees

The Cumbria Way near Bog Bridge

Cross the road and go through the metal gate opposite


Follow the path parallel to the River Caldew

The Cumbria Way, Rose Bridge

Follow the road to Hawksdale Hall

The Cumbria Way near Hawksdale Hall

At a junction with a road, keep right onto the minor road

The Cumbria Way, Holmhill

Go up the drive away from the house

The Cumbria Way, Holmhill

Go through a metal field gate onto the driveway of a house

The Cumbria Way, Holmhill

Follow the path along a hollow in the field

The Cumbria Way near Lime House School

Cross the school driveway and go through the metal wicket gate

The Cumbria Way near Lime House School

Follow the track

The Cumbria Way near Lime House School

Cross the field towards a small metal gate at the edge of the trees

The Cumbria Way near Willowclose Wood
Lime House School, Cumbria

Lime House School

Lime House School is on the right

Go through the gate and turn left onto a track

The Cumbria Way near Lime House School

Go through the gate

The Cumbria Way near Willowclose Wood

Cross the next field aiming for a distant small gate at the top of a rise

The Cumbria Way near Willowclose Wood

Go through the gate on the footbridge

The Cumbria Way near Willowclose Wood

The path crosses open rough ground leading away from the river, towards a small footbridge

The Cumbria Way near Rose Castle

Approaching some trees keep to the left at a fork in the path

The Cumbria Way near Rose Castle

Continue to follow the path as it gently curves to the right along the top of a low bank

The Cumbria Way near Rose Castle

Go through the gate and follow the path beyond


The path goes over a small plank footbridge

The Cumbria Way near Rose Castle

Continue to follow the path beside the river

The Cumbria Way near Rose Castle

Keep straight on beside the river  

The Cumbria Way near Rose Castle

Go through a gate in the corner of the field

The Cumbria Way near Rose Castle

Near the top of the field, the path turns right to go up under the trees

The Cumbria Way near Churchtown House, Sebergham

Keep round to the right


The path here can be quite crowded with vegetation in the summer

The Cumbria Way near Churchtown House, Sebergham

The path leads to a gate


Go through the gate and walk up the path beside a high wall to the houses at the top

The Cumbria Way near Churchtown House, Sebergham

Turn left to follow the lane beside the houses

The Cumbria Way near Churchtown House, Sebergham

Keep straight on when the lane leads onto the road to the houses

The Cumbria Way near Churchtown House, Sebergham

Follow the road away from the houses

The Cumbria Way near Churchtown House, Sebergham

Follow the lane

The Cumbria Way near Sebergham Church

The track drops down and turns to the right

The Cumbria Way near Sebergham

The track enters the grounds of Lime House School

The Cumbria Way near Lime House School

Go through a gate at the top of a slight rise

The Cumbria Way near Hawksdale Hall

Continue to follow the track across an open field

The Cumbria Way near Hawksdale Hall

Route Sections

Sebergham Bridge to Buckabank

Buckabank to Dalston

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Sebergham Bridge to Buckabank

Distance: 9.9km (6⅛ miles)

Approximate Ascent: 75m (245 ft) -  Approximate Descent: 130m (425 ft)

Continue to follow the track beside the hedge

The Cumbria Way near Sebergham Hall

Go through the gate beside the cattle grid

The Cumbria Way near Bell Bridge

Continue beside the river

The Cumbria Way near Caldewbeck

The path turns away from the River Caldew

The Cumbria Way near Caldewbeck

Follow the path beside the small stream (Caldewbeck) and hedge

The Cumbria Way near Caldewbeck

Turn right over the footbridge and go through the gate

Bridge over the Caldewbeck

Turn right and follow the hedge and fence back towards the River Caldew

The Cumbria Way near Caldewbeck

At the fence corner, turn left alongside the fence and then continue straight on parallel to the river

The Cumbria Way near Caldewbeck

Follow the river bank

The Cumbria Way near Caldewbeck

Pass the end of Bog Bridge


Do not cross the bridge!

Bog Bridge

Pass through a gap in an old fence and continue beside the river

The Cumbria Way near Bog Bridge

Cross a small footbridge and go through a gate

Footbridge near Holm House

Follow the fence beside the river bank to the end of a wood

The Cumbria Way near Park House

Turn right through the gate into the wood and follow the path through the trees

The Cumbria Way near Park House

Cross a small footbridge

The Cumbria Way near Park House

Follow the path through the wood, never far from the bank of the River Caldew

The Cumbria Way near Park House

Go through a gate into a field

The Cumbria Way near Park House

Keep right following the fence at the edge of the field then the river bank


Caution: Take care where the river bank has eroded


(Many walkers cut directly across the field here, but the public footpath follows the edge of the field)

The Cumbria Way near Parkhouse Wood

Go through the gate in the corner of the field

The Cumbria Way near Parkhouse Wood

Follow the path beside the fence

The Cumbria Way near Parkhouse Wood

The path turns sharply left

The Cumbria Way near Rose Bridge

Continue to follow the path between the fence and the river bank


Caution: Take care where the river bank has eroded

The Cumbria Way near Rose Bridge

Go through a gate and continue to follow the river bank

The Cumbria Way near Rose Bridge

Cross a stony area of eroded ground

The Cumbria Way near Rose Bridge

Go through another gate and continue along the river bank

The Cumbria Way near Rose Bridge

The path approaches Rose Bridge

Rose Bridge, Cumbria

Go up the steps at the end of the bridge

Rose Bridge, Cumbria

Buckabank to Dalston

Distance: 1.1km (⅔ mile)

Approximate Ascent: Negligible -  Approximate Descent: 7m (25 ft)


Go through the field gate to the right of the more ornate entrance to Sebergham Hall Farm


Follow the track beyond, up the hill beside the hedge

The Cumbria Way near Sebergham Hall

Keep straight on past the entrances to Sebergham Hall Farm on the left

The Cumbria Way near Sebergham Hall

The path leads through a small overgrown enclosure

The Cumbria Way near Crookholme Mill

The Cumbria Way main route is rejoined just before the bridge over the mill stream is reached


Back to The Cumbria Way main route


Buckabank, Dalston

Continue to follow the edge of the field

The Cumbria Way near Parkhouse Wood