Moot Hall & Tourist Information Centre, Keswick.
0.00km - Standing at the bridge in front of the hotel and facing the red post box in the wall, TURN RIGHT past the bus stop and the pub. Go through the gate onto the gravel path and BEAR LEFT at the corner.
0.27km - At the next corner, TURN RIGHT through the gate signed to Scale Bridge and go STRAIGHT ON.
0.90km - Cross the bridge and TURN RIGHT along the path towards the lake.
2.30km - At a small path junction BEAR LEFT uphill and cross the footbridge. BEAR RIGHT through a gate and cross a second footbridge.
2.80km - TURN RIGHT on the path back down towards the lake. Or if you prefer TURN LEFT upstream to Scale Force Waterfall -1km, and retrace your steps back to the footbridge.
3.10km - Arriving at the lower path and footbridge, TURN LEFT and carry STRAIGHT ON following the well defined path by the lake for it's entire length,approximately 3.5kms.
6.70km - At the head of the lake BEAR RIGHT over the footbridges by the fish ladder and carry STRAIGHT ON along the lakeside path, now on the opposite bank.
7.20km - Just before the boathouse, where the path forks, BEAR LEFT uphill through the trees, then BEAR RIGHT through the gate and across the fields to a road by a farm.
7.90km - Cross the road and go STRAIGHT ON in the direction of the footpath sign.
8.20km - At the footbridge, cross over and TURN RIGHT up the valley, keeping the stream on your right. Follow this all the way up through Gasdale to the summit stone marker. Take care along Gasdale as the path is rough and narrow in places due to erosion and there is lots of loose rock.
11.50km - At the pile of stones, (cairn) BEAR LEFT and descend steeply on the gravel path snaking into the valley below. Cross the stream and go STRAIGHT ON as the abandoned mine workings come into view.
13.50km - Cross the stream by the stepping stones and BEAR LEFT up onto the mine track, continuing STRAIGHT ON for some distance (approximately 3.5kms).
16.90km - At Force Mine car park, TURN RIGHT downhill onto the tarmac road. Take care here as it can be busy. Go past the bridge and pub to the end of the road.
17.40km - At the junction TURN RIGHT then BEAR LEFT before the bridge down the road. Almost immediately BEAR RIGHT at the signpost for Little Braithwaite and follow the path around the camp site.
18.10km - Cross the wooden footbridge and carry STRAIGHT ON with the river now on your left.
18.50km - Go through the gate by the farm and TURN LEFT onto the tarmac road. Cross the stone bridge and TURN LEFT at the footpath signposted A66.
19.20km - At the main road BEAR LEFT through the underpass and go STRAIGHT ON across the field.
19.40km - At the road, TURN LEFT then immediately TURN RIGHT. At the footpath sign, BEAR RIGHT through the gate keeping to the right edge of the field. Go through the gate and down the lane to the main road.
20.00km - Cross the busy road with care and BEAR RIGHT down the road signed Portinscale, past the village hall and the pub.
20.60km - At the corner, TURN LEFT down the No Through Road signposted footpath to Keswick and cross the suspension bridge.
21.00km - Emerging onto the tarmac lane BEAR RIGHT onto the footpath signposted Keswick and go STRAIGHT ON.
22.00km - At the main road TURN RIGHT over the bridge and continue STRAIGHT ON into the centre of Keswick. Go up the cobbled pedestrian area heading for the Clock Tower.
22.50km - You have arrived at the Moot Hall and Tourist Information Centre, the end of your walk.