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Two Gills Trail
(Average user rating: unrated unrated)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Trail Waymarking:


Length of trail:

1.75 miles

Trail is currently open

Whinlatter Walking Map


Trail description


walkers enjoying the view from a bench in Whinlatter ForestThe spectacular views along this trail make it very popular and it largely follows the forest road network so it's not difficult to negotiate.  It crosses both Black Gill and Comb Gill as they flow down the mountain slopes to Bassenthwaite Lake below.

What do other visitors say?

This was our second visit to Whinlatter, and the second time we've been diverted from our chosen trail, even though this site said they were open. Last weekend we had to suffer a detour onto forest roads, as part of the trail was being used by hill runners. Aren't there enough hills around to use without closing trails?

Mike, 20/Jun/2014

Thanks for your feedback. We will take your comments on board and endeavour to provide more accurate trail closure information in future. The route was chosen as it was the closest to the European Championship course in terms of altitude, length and the profile of the course. The event was used to select the British National team for the upcoming European Championships.

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  • Walking
  • Viewpoint
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OS Grid ref: NY209245
Postcode: CA12 5TW

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