Selection of Popular Drives and Green Routes

Near Howe is ideally situated to explore the Lake District, with many of the major fells within easy reach.

You could also choose to explore some of the hidden gems just around the corner, where you will be able to escape the crowds whilst taking in some spectacular scenery.

Each Drive or Green Routes gives details of points of interest along the way.

We hope that you enjoy them as much as we do!

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A Panoramic View of the Northern Fells as seen from Near Howe

Drives

Buttermere Round From Near Howe (Drive)

This drive takes in the following places of interest and can be planned on Google Maps.

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Six Lake Round From Near Howe (Drive)

This drive takes in the following places of interest and can be planned on Google Maps.

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The Old Coach Road From Near Howe (Mountain Bikes and 4x4's)

Start Point - Near Howe

Duration - 17.9 Miles

This route doubles for Mountain Bikes and 4x4's as it takes in the Old Coach Road which is a recognised Green Route.

Leave Near Howe for the Troutbeck Turn on the A66 from where you take the Ullswater road. Just over 2 miles down here you bear off to the right along a country lane heading for Dowthwaitehead. Just under 2 miles down this road you turn left along the Old Coach Road, which takes you all the way through to the St Johns In The Vale road.

Turn right along the road to return to the A66 at Threlkeld, and then via the gated road to Mungrisdale and on to Near Howe via the Mill Inn for a well earned pint!

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