Fair Trade Way

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Start: Garstang
Distance: 90 miles (145 km)
Grid Ref: SD493454
 
Climbing: 3,130 metres
Walk time: 38-45 hours
Days: 6-8

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Summary: The Fair Trade Way is a long distance footpath which starts in Lancashire and ends in Cumbria. The walk is designed as a 6 day walk between Garstang which was the World’s first Fairtrade town and Keswick. Stage one features Garstang, Wyre Aqueduct, Lancaster Canal, Conder Green, Lune Estuary and Lancaster. Stage two highlights include Morecambe Bay RSPB, Carnforth (Historic Railway Station featured in the film 'Brief Encounter'), Leighton Hall, Leighton Moss RSPB, Arnside Tower, Arnside Knott and Arnside. Stage three features Kent Estuary, Dallam Towers, Milnthorpe, Heversham (St. Mary’s Well), Levens Hall and Park, Force Falls Salmon Gate, River Kent and Kendal. Stage four leads the way into the Lake District are features Scout Scar (Viewpoint and limestone escarpment), Staveley (Hawkshead Brewery), Dales Way and Bownes-on-Windermere. Stage five delves into the honeypots of Lakeland and features Lake Windermere, Chain Ferry, Hill Top (Home of Beatrix Potter), Latterbarrow (Viewpoint), Loughrigg Tarn, Rydal Mount (Wordsworth’s home), The ‘Coffin Route’, Dove Cottage (Wordsworth’s home) and Grasmere. Finally six six involves a challenging Lake District hike to Keswick via Greenup Edge, Ullscarf (Viewpoint), Watendlath, Ashness Bridge and Derwent Water.

Useful Links:
The Fair Trade Way
Long Distance Walkers Association


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