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Walking and Cycling in Selside

Walking and Cycling in Selside

Ordnance Survey map Explorer OL7 [The English Lakes south-eastern area 1:25000 scale] covers Selside and the south-east section of the Lake District National Park. The map shows rights of way, field boundaries and areas of access land.

Parking spaces for cars are very limited in general, and it is important not to block access on lanes. There are some parking spaces alongside the A6 but all parking must be in designated places. Popular parking spots for walkers are the lay-by south of Huck’s Bridge for access to Borrowdale and the Whinfell ridge, and at Watchgate with an excellent view up Longsleddale.

The area is a working, farming landscape and even on high ground it is important that gates are closed after use to protect sheep and cattle from wandering. Dogs must be kept under firm control whenever they are near livestock, and on a lead in the lambing season.

Walkers can enjoy the lanes as well as footpaths, but care has to be taken since most lanes are narrow, and visibility sometimes poor. Cyclists too will find many options for cycling along Selside’s lanes.

The Miller’s Way long-distance path from Kendal to Carlisle passes through Selside.

The Plough Inn, shown on some maps, is unfortunately no longer functioning.

Link to Ordnance Survey map of Selside showing lanes, tracks and rights of way [choose 1:25000 scale]