Rusland Church

Greenwood Trail 8

Greenwood Trail 8: Satterthwaite and Rusland

This walk goes through forest and ancient woodland following forest tracks, footpaths and bridleways north to the village of Satterthwaite, and south to the beautiful Rusland church, via the hamlets of Force Mills and Force Forge. There are two routes indicated. Refreshments and toilets are available at the Eagle's Head in Satterthwaite (open between 12pm and 11pm; closed on Wednesdays in winter). The Rusland Reading Room, opposite the church, can be hired by walking parties for access to kitchen and toilets.

Start: Blind Lane car-park - Postcode area (nearest property) LA12 8LQ.  Grid reference: SD 34327 91249

Length and duration:

  • Short route: 7.5km    4.7miles    2-3hours
  • Longer route: 9.5km   6miles    3-4hours
Rusland Church

So far so good...

  • This walk is the last in the Greenwood Trail series, completed in August 2019

Did you know?

  • Arthur Ransome, author of 'Swallows and Amazons', is buried in Rusland churchyard.
  • The name ‘Rusland’ is thought to have its origins from ‘Hrolf’s land’, named after a Viking settler
  • 'Force' means waterfall in the Old Norse language.

Download the walk leaflet below.

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