Explore the western Lake District

Donate to the Western area

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:

Holmrook fingerpost

  • A fingerpost just outside Holmrook - directions to Gubbergill.
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Long Yocking kissing gate

  • After crossing the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway you reach this kissing gate through a small copse of woodland, the path leads on to open pasture with stunning views of Muncaster.
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600

Fingerpost Irton with Santon

  • Footpath with views towards Wasdale
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Kissing pen - Irton Hall

  • A gate and pen at the start of a walk through fields leading to Irton Hall, with views of Muncaster and Eskdale and Wasdale in the distance.
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600

Kissing gate near Irton Hall

  • A kissing gate leading into open farmland with views over Muncaster Fell
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600

Field gate above Duddon Woods

  • Gate on route up from Duddon Woods onto Corney Fell
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600

Fingerpost - Corney Fell

  • Fingerpost signed for Duddon Woods off Corney Fell
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Bridge over the River Mite

  • A bridge leading from open farmland over the River Mite and leading up to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway.
  • This is a bridge
  • Cost: £2500

Fingerpost - Irton with Santon

  • Fingerpost signposted to Parkgate Wood in the parish of Irton with Santon
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Nannycatch ford field gate

  • A field gate on the coast to coast route and on the western boundary of the lake district national park. the gate is situated next to a winding beck in the valley bottom below Thwaites farm.
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600