Rosthwaite to Scale Close Coppice

Rosthwaite to Scale Close Coppice is an excellent family-friendly fell walk that offers a peaceful and scenic experience for all.

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Here’s a guide to making your walk more enjoyable:

Distance: 3 miles (4.8 km) round trip

Getting Started: Begin your walk at the car park in Rosthwaite.

From here, follow the signpost that points towards Scale Close Coppice.

The path is well-marked and easy to follow, making it ideal for families with younger children.

Route: The route begins with a gentle ascent through picturesque fields, surrounded by rolling hills and the distant peaks of the Lake District.

You will soon come across a small stream, which provides an ideal opportunity for younger children to take a break and play in the water.

After crossing the stream, the path becomes steeper as it enters the woodland.

Scale Close Coppice: As you approach Scale Close Coppice, the views reveal the stunning scenery of the Borrowdale Valley.

Take a moment to rest and enjoy the peaceful surroundings before making your way back down to Rosthwaite.


  1. Wear sturdy shoes, as some path parts can be slippery when wet.
  2. Pack a picnic to enjoy along the way.
  3. Remember to bring plenty of water and sunblock during warmer months.
  4. If you have dogs, ensure they are kept on a lead in the woodland.

This family-friendly walk offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Whether for a short walk or a longer hike, Rosthwaite to Scale Close Coppice is an ideal choice for families with young children and dogs.

Estimated Total Time: 1-2 hours with young children

Ideal for: Children three years old or older and capable of walking independently, as well as infants and toddlers in carriers.

This guide should help you plan a safe, enjoyable, family friendly fell walk for Rosthwaite to Scale Close Coppice.

Remember to respect the environment and always put safety first. Happy hiking!

Disclaimer: Please note that every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided at the time of writing.However, it is essential to verify the information carefully before making any decisions based on the contents of this article.