Survival Instructor James in Cumbria

The Woodsman’s Walk

Guided Walk in the Lake District national park

Let us take you on a guided walk of one of our favourites, an off-the-beaten-track route far from the crowds that flock to the Lake District but still ensconced within the National Park.

Our day’s guided walk will take us through the ancient woodland of Witherslack estate; this 2000 acre estate comprises the largest area of semi-natural woodland in Cumbria. The lofty limestone heights of Whitbarrow Scar dominate the skyline and will provide an impressive vista of Morecambe Bay and Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve.

Meandering through the estate this stunning journey allows us the opportunity to learn and observe coppiced areas of woodland where charcoal was once made by the old “Bodgers”, experience the tranquillity of historical damson orchards and see evidence of red and roe deer who also use the trails, along with a plethora of native flora and fauna.

We will as always embrace the opportunity to share our knowledge of the woods and its secrets and our bushcraft knowledge with you wherever possible on your guided day’s walk.

We will explore the limestone pavements of Whitbarrow Scar learning about clinks and grykes and this fascinating glacial geology. Also, the trees grow sideways up here! Local Lake District history and the surrounding environment will be discussed with many opportunities to ask questions and discuss the vast subject of survival, bushcraft and our favourite place to be, the woods.

The Woodsman’s Walk comprises some steep climbs but is generally a low-level walk, covering a total distance of approximately 15km. A reasonable level of physical fitness is desirable.

Bring your lunch, boots, waterproofs and a sense of discovery!

This experience is offered on a private booking basis for you and your group, giving you flexibility to choose the date that works best for you.
The minimum requirement is two adult tickets when booking this private activity.

This full day experience runs from 10:00 – approx 16:00.

Location/Meeting Point

We will met at the layby opposite the Lyth Valley Country House Hotel.
Postcode: LA8 8DB (closest available)
Google Pin: 54°17’56.9″N 2°50’33.2″W
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Please see the single day kit list page for necessary equipment.


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