Explore the western Lake District

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From the high fells to the shining sea, the Western Lake District is a land of contrasts. It has scenic beauty in abundance from wild and rugged mountains through to intimate farmed landscapes and 26 miles of Cumbrian coast.

The character of the majority of this area of the National Park is remote with small, scattered communities in contrast to the busier valleys to the east. The population of the area is relatively small, just over 4,000 people, and the four main valleys that make up the Western Lakes are Ennerdale, Wasdale, Eskdale and the Duddon; each distinct in character, each a hidden gem.

The Western Lake District includes some of the most wild and dramatic scenery in the UK including 79m deep Wastwater, England’s deepest lake, and 977m high Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain.

All furniture items in West area:

Syke Beck farm sleeper bridge

  • A sleeper bridge in a rural farmland location
  • This is a bridge
  • Cost: £800

Fingerpost to Canomile Cottage

  • In a secluded farmyard in the Ponsonby Parish, this fingerpost points towards Calderbridge.
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Fingerpost from Eskmeals to Middleton Place

  • In a coastal, rural location at the intersection of two footpaths this fingerpost points east towards Middleton Place Farm
  • This is a roadside sign
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Lingbeck Bridge, Muncaster, Eskdale

  • In the beautiful Eskdale Valley with views of Muncaster Fell and the mountains at the head of the valley.
  • This is a obstruction

Fingerpost in the Western Lakes

  • Signposted to Ponsonby Old Hall
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Birker Fell Fingerpost

  • A fingerpost with commanding views of the Eskdale fells from the Birker road signposted for High Ground.
  • This is a roadside sign
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Cockley Beck Fingerpost

  • At the bottom of Wrynose Pass and the road up to Hardknott Pass this fingerpost points to Black Hall Farm.
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Fingerpost on Birker Fell

  • A fingerpost at the start of the Birker Fell Road that points to 'Holehouse Bridge' in the parish of Ulpha.
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Fingerpost at the top of Wrynose Pass

  • A fingerpost pointing to Cold Pike at the farthest reach of the Western Lakes area, near to the Three Shires Stone.
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Gate near Wha House Farm, Eskdale

  • A gate near the top of the Eskdale Valley with views of Hardknott Pass through the trees.
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600

Fingerpost Gosforth

  • A fingerpost near the lovely village of Gosforth in the Western Lakes, signed Bleng Bridge via Hale Beck.
  • This is a roadside sign
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Gate at the top of Duddon Valley

  • An 8' field gate below Castle How at the top of the Duddon Valley
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600

Gate above the Duddon Valley

  • A gate leading down off the fell onto Wrynose Pass with views down the Duddon Valley to the sea.
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600

Cold Fell fingerpost

  • Fingerpost at the crossroads on Cold Fell, directing people along a short bridleway to Side Farm.
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Ennerdale Fingerpost

  • A fingerpost in beautiful wild Ennerdale near Whins Farm.
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque