There is a Surprise View parking area for access to Hathersage Moor in the Peak District. It's the only one I know of.
The best thing for getting around in the Lakes is the 4 Ordnance Survey maps (1:25,000 scale). They show everything, even details like Ashness Bridge, footpaths, names of roads, etc.
ok. i will get one.
Not sure about Hause Point. Hause Gate has a splendid view of Derwentwater and is walk #19 of (Alfred) Wainwright on the Lakeland Mountain Passes. You may be able to find this book at your library, or the compendium (with Fellwalking with Wainwright) called Wainwright's Lakeland. There are about 20 references to Borrowdale in the index plus half a dozen references to Crummock Water and 4 to Watendlath. Not Ashness Bridge, however. I'd be happy to give you some details of these walks from the book if you want. Wainwright's writing makes me drool it's so beautiful.
Of the 4 Lake District maps, OL4 (NW Lakes) has everything that you're interested in, including Crummock Water.
I think perhaps Coledale Hause is what you're referencing, regarding Hause point. It's on the same map. I don't see any viewpoints on the map, but Wainwright notes that there are excellent views further down toward Crummock Water. Coledale Hause is actually a saddle-like place where 4 paths converge. No road or car track of any kind there.
Wainwright, walking from Coledale Hause down to Crummock Water, states:
"As height is lost, . . . the stream and the path run close together and emerge in a rocky passage at the exit to the gill; immediately a beautiful prospect is revealed as an easy slope goes down to the road at Lanthwaite Green. The formidable slopes of Grasmoor fall away abruptly to permit a view of the Buttermere valley with the High Stile ridge supreme. . . a stretch of Crummock Water also being seen.
"The whole scene is exquisite and becomes more so on close acquaintance . . . this loveliest part of Lakeland . . . a delightful journey in scenery of superlative beauty."
To answer your first questions, if you carry on up the road over Ashness Bridge you come to a car park in a wood, if you walk a few yards towards Derwent Water you get a 'surprise view'. Continue up the road to reach Watendlath, you can walk along a path to the right of the road.
Have a great holiday and give us a report, would you?
had a fantastic time ppl!!!! posted a report as in a new topic- 'had a great trip!' thanks again. cheshire cat you were so right!!! u cant go wrong in lake district. Its beautiful everywhere!
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