Gummers How direct

Gummer’s How is one of the fells featured in Wainwright’s Outlying Fells of Lakeland book and therefore it features in my The Lakeland 365 project and I describe the fell here. I have visited it on a couple of occasions and have never been disappointed, fine views for little effort and a great walk for a short stretch of the legs.

Date of this walk: 22/5/18

Start: Car park (free) at GR: SD 38978764

Public transport: Bus service between Newby Bridge and Windermere. Fell Foot Park stop is nearest to the start of this walk.

Facilities: Nearest at Newby Bridge or pub The Masons Arms Strawberry Bank.

Walk route: Shown below. To download GPX files or other formats for this route for free click here.

Route map for Gummers How by Andy Beck on

Route map for Gummers How by Andy Beck on

Gummer's How across Windermere

Gummer’s How as seen from across Windermere at Lakeside. This walk route begins at a car park hidden up in the woodland on the right of this image.

Gummers How car park

The start of the walk, after parking up in this Forestry Commission park walk up this road but be aware of the traffic.

The Hoad from Gummer's How

Looking back down the road towards Newby Bridge the view extends as far as The Hoad outside Ulverston.

Gummer's How Gate

As we ascend the road the views begin to open out over to the distant fells beyond Windermere. Gummer’s How summit can be seen on the right. 

Gummer's How woodland

Pass through the second gate (signposted) to walk along the gentle path through the woodland.

Lakeside from Gummer's How

Once out of the trees the angle of climb steepens but nothing strenuous, time to admire the views back down to Newby Bridge.

Coniston Fells from Gummer's How

The Coniston Fells make up the distant skyline to the west.

Gummer's How summit

Soon the lone triangulation column appears ahead.

Gummer's How trig column

And this is the summit, a platform of rock surrounded by an expanse of short cropped grass.

Windermere from Gummer's How

A short wander to the west of the summit and this extensive panoramic view of Windermere appears.

Late sun Gummer's How

It is well worth exploring the summit area to fully appreciate the wide ranging views.

Gummer's How trees

Stands of pine trees provide some shelter and great foreground subjects for photographs.

Trig column Gummer's How

Back to the summit as the sun takes on a warm glow.

Taking in the sunset on Gummer's How

A group of youngsters and their dogs enjoy the warm sun.

Gummer's How summit

The summit.

Gummer's How walker

Time for me and Bailey to head back to the car.

Gummer's How at dusk

The sun gets lower, lighting up the slopes of the fell.

Gummer's How bluebells

Bluebells and now being overtaken by bracken on the edge of the wood.

Sun pillar over the Coniston fells

Soon we would be back at the car, not before we had the faintest of sun pillars over the Coniston hills. A fine end to a short walk, highly recommended at any time of the year.

If you have enjoyed this blog post then why not take a look at the film of this walk:

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