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Thirlmere Reservoir, in the central Lakes, runs north-to-south, bounded by the Helvellyn massif to the east and the Castlerigg fells to the west. The A591 runs along its eastern banks, and so transport to the location is very convenient.

There are plenty of walks that run from any of the number of car parks along the reservoir's shore. A popular option in recent years has been to head up onto Helvellyn, before completing a loop of Striding and Swirral Edge and then continuing south over Nethermost and Dollywagon Pikes. This makes for a great linear walk if you can persuade a minibus driver to pick you up in Grasmere! The Castlerigg Fells on the other side of the reservoir offer easier walking and great views over Keswick and the Scafell Pike range of mountains.

There is a pub midway along the reservoir - the Kings Head Inn. I've never been there personally but it's always looked appealing!

Upcoming trips

There are current no upcoming trips to Thirlmere planned. Come along to our next Planning Meeting in the last week of term to suggest it as a location for next term!

Previous Trips

 Sunday 12 March, 2017
      Photos from the trip


We currently don't have any routes on file for Thirlmere. Send us an email or pop into foyer if you'd like to contribute a route!