BB1106 : A Linthwaite Round

Thursday 17th March 2011

Several of us were under time constraints today, either at the start or in the early afternoon, so a shortish morning-only outing was needed.  Occasional BOOTboy and proprietor of the Linthwaite House Hotel Mike suggested one of the walks that he had had prepared for hotel guests some years ago.  Compiled and illustrated by R Pincott, a six miler around Undermillbeck Common and back to the hotel in time for lunch (or escape, according to priorities) seemed just the job.

Because of the different commitments, the travel logistics were more complex than usual but we managed to assemble at the Linthwaite around 9:30 (although Bryan had started over a mile and half an hour earlier in the loop as he had to be home by 12:30!).

John took the opportunity to remind us visually that it was St Patrick's Day and, as such, the anniversary of our visit to Big Josie.  Mike helped us celebrate by producing hot sausages from the kitchen.

St Patrick's Day

Comitibus: Linthwaite

Linthwaite sausages

Looking across Windermere from Linthwaite

The weather was better than expected and the forecast morning mist was nowhere to be seen.

I won't try to record the route taken- R Pincott's map also includes a detailed description (click on the map above for the full document).  It is a little unkind to say this but in some respects it is a walk without that many features.  Pleasant countryside, yes. Worth walking, yes.  But in terms of description, much of the scenery is quite similar to what could been seen an hour before or later.

Or is that unkind?  Afterall, we saw:

  • Ducks
  • Ponds
  • A bronze owl
  • Spotted pigs
  • A strange structure
  • Stonehills Tarn
  • A white pony
  • A fishing tarn with anti-otter fencing


A bronze owl

A strange structure.  What is it?

Tony and the white pony

Comitibus: Gilpinpark bridge

A domestic pond

A spotted pig

Stonehills Tarn

Roger, Bryan and Don consult the map

Windermere fishing club otter fence

Gilpinpark Wood

Near Outrun Nook

Sadly, John's foot started to give him problems so, on arriving at Bryan's car, he took the opportunity to opt out of the final section.

Those of us who made it back to the Linthwaite took advantage of Mike's hospitality, although we had to lie a little bit low in a back bar as the whole hotel was in the throes of being taken over for a wedding.

And then it was back to Kendal for our various meetings.

Don, 17th March 2011
Thanks to Mike for supplying some of the photos





Thursday 17th March 2011

Distance in miles:


Height climbed in feet:




Other Features:

Linthwaite House Hotel


Bryan, Don, John S, Mike, Philip,
Roger B, Roger T, Tony,



BOOTboys routes ares now being put online in gpx format which should work with most mapping software. You can follow our route in detail by downloading BB1106.

To see which Wainwright top was visited on which BB outing see
Which Wainwright When?

For the latest totals of the mileages and heights see: BB Log.



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2011 Outings

BB1101 :
Wasnfell Revisited
Tuseday 11th January

BB1102 :
Recuperation Scar!
Thursday 17th February

BB1103 :
A Promenade of Pensioners
Thursday 24th February

BB1104 :
The B Team
Thursday 3rd March

BB1105 :
A Little Bit Of Wind
Thursday 10th March

BB1106 :
A Linthwaite Round
Thursday 17th March

BB1107 :
Home From The Pulpit
Thursday 24th March

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To see which Wainwright
top was visited on which
BB outing see
Which Wainwright When?.

To download a log of heights and miles and which Wainwrights have been done by which BOOTboy in the "modern" era, i.e. since the advent of BOOTboys
click on BB Log.