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Local Walks & Maps

Library of digital Walks with a Mobile App to guide you

We offer a growing library of our guests’ favourite local walks to suit all ages (walks tend to be easy to moderate, 2-8 miles). All walks include a digitised route that can be loaded into a hand-held GPS or mobile phone App which should ensure that you don’t get lost!

Phone Screenshot

The map to the left (OS 1:25k HD Northern England 2016. Copyright © 2016 Crown Copyright; OS, Licence Number PU100034184) is an actual screenshot from a mobile phone taken during the Walla Crag walk (see below). The blue line superimposed on the map is the route loaded from our library whilst the circle containing the cross-hairs at the bottom near the shoreline is the current position with the red arrow indicating the direction of travel. We don't supply the App or the maps but you'll find "How To" Articles at the bottom of this page (a recent Android mobile or iPhone is required).

The Apps and the detailed OS Maps take the guesswork out of walking - you don't have to work out from what you see around you or from a textual description in a Guide book where you think you are ... you'll know and you can simply enjoy the walk rather than worry about getting lost - so leave the books behind ... but do take a spare battery!

As a guest of The Hyning Estate then you can download the route and any attachments from our server and after your walk we encourage you to email us any photos or route details / interesting facts / places to eat / things to do or see that you think would be of interest to other guests and we'll attach these to the download for future guests.

If the walk you’re looking for isn’t currently in the library then we’ll be pleased create the electronic route for you providing that you can give us at a good description of the route. (At least 24 hours’ notice is required, and subject to our availability).

You can load our routes into hand-held GPS navigators or download the OS Maps or Memory-Map Apps from your online phone store. The Apps are free but you’ll need to buy or rent the digital North of England OS Explorer map or simply opt for a subscription for the whole country (very good value at £3.99 for a month). This will give you access to 1:25k (Explorer) and 1:50k (Landranger) OS maps that you can load into your phone or view on your PC and print.

If you don't already have one of the Apps then we recommend the OS Maps App because there is a much bigger selection of map rental & purchase options and you can redeem codes off recent printed maps that you may already own. You can also use the OS Maps App in conjunction with OS Maps Online so that (as well as redeeming printed maps) you can then download sections of subscribed maps onto your mobile device. A subscription also enables you to download other routes from the OS that have been contributed by the wider OS Maps User Community.

Our routes overlay the OS maps which are far more detailed than the normal mobile Google maps showing all the footpaths, contours and map symbols. Don’t be tempted to make do with the free base maps that come with the Apps as they are not detailed enough and will spoil the walks for you. 

Prefer "real" Maps & Guide Books?

Mobile Apps aren't for everyone so if you'd prefer you can browse the walks and the material provided by other guests using the shortcuts on the desktop of the Virtual PC in your cottage and buy or ask to borrow the relevant Map & Guide to take with you on your walk. 

The Hyning Estate Walks 1-29 (Click Map to Enlarge)

The Hyning Estate Walks 1-29

 

 Walk   Description  Miles   Feet   Grade 
         
1 Circular Walk from The Hyning Estate  4.75  560   Easy 
2 Whinfell from The Hyning Estate  8  1600   Moderate 
3 Low Borrowdale and the Lune  7.25  1285   Moderate 
4 Firbank Fell and the Crook of Lune Bridge  6  965   Easy 
5 The Rivers Rawthey and Lune from Sedbergh  6.25  680   Easy 
6 Sedbergh and the River Rawthey  5  470   Easy 
7 Cautley Crag and The Calf  7.25 2125   Strenuous 
8 Dent and the Dales Way from Barth Bridge   3 385   Easy 
9 Kirkby Stephen and the Northern Viaducts  3.5 470   Easy 
10 The Helm  7 900   Easy 
11 Sizergh and The Strickland Arms  6.25  500   Easy 
12 Kendal's 2 Castles  2.25 310   Easy 
13 Kendal to Windermere (return by 555 Bus or Train)  10.75 1670   Moderate 
14 Scout Scar & HoneyBee Wood 5.5 500   Easy 
15 Kentmere Reservoir 6.5 900   Moderate 
16 Orrest Head  1.25 380   Easy
17 Gummer's How  1.25 400   Easy 
18 Arnside 6.75 880   Easy 
19 Jenny Brown's Point 8.85 850   Easy 
20 Rydal Round 3 640   Easy 
21 Elterwater, The Britannia Inn, Loughrigg & Chesters  4 460   Easy 
22 Tarn Hows, Black Crag and Holme Fell  5.5 1350   Moderate 
23 Tilberthwaite and The Cathedral  4.75 1300   Moderate 
24 Coniston to Tarn Howes  7 1300   Moderate 
25 Aria Force  2.75 500   Easy 
26 St. John's in the Vale 4.5 1200   Moderate 
27 Latrigg and The Railway Path  5.75 1150   Moderate 
28 Derwentwater & Walla Crag  5 1220   Moderate
29 Cat Bells  4.25 1300   Moderate 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Example Walk, "Step-by-Step" and GPX Routes

If you're interested in walking or cycling then we recommend that you load the OS Maps App and buy a map or subscribe to one of the OS map options before you arrive for your holiday. Try loading the example walk below.

[If using Memory Map then please note that your phone will only download tiles from the internet as you need them so please ensure that you take a look at the whole walk on your phone before you leave (via WiFi) in case the mobile phone signal is poor at your destination]. If you're using the OS Maps App with a subscription then you'll need to download the section of the map that you need for your walk before leaving].

Please refer to the articles below.



Step-by-Step
Step-by-Step

How to install OS maps on your mobile device

Example Walk 1 - Circular Walk from The Hyning Estate
Local Walks & Rides - Extra Resources for Guests
Local Walks & Rides - Extra Resources for Guests

Additional Resources available to Guests at The Hyning Estate