Greenwood Trail 3: The Bobbin Mill to High Dam, Yewbarrow and Finsthwaite
This wonderful walk to High Dam, Finsthwaite Heights and Rusland Heights follows woodland paths, open fell and fields, with panoramic views over the Rusland Valley and towards the Coniston Fells. The paths are rough in places, sometimes steep and some sections are marshy and muddy (sturdy footwear recommended). It is also exposed to the elements, so check the weather forecast before starting. When you have finished, remember to check yourself and your dog for ticks.
Start points: the start and parking is from the top car park at Stott Park Bobbin Mill (postcode: LA12 8AX). Alternatively you can park at the Lake District National Park car park at High Dam.
Toilets and refreshments are available at the Bobbin Mill between April and October on Wed to Sun (10-5) and 7 days a week during July and August (10-5). The car park remains open all year.
High Dam was created in 1835 following construction of the bobbin mill at Stott Park. A series of streams and culverts carried water down through the woodland to power the waterwheel at the mill.
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