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Highstand - Path by Fishing pondsHigh Stand lies in the Eden Valley six miles south west of Carlisle between the villages of Armathwaite & Cotehill.

High Stand is well used by both the local community for informal recreation such as dog walking and horse riding and also by visitors of Englethwaite Hall Caravan Park.

The forest provides an extensive network of roads, rides and paths which provide visitors with the opportuntity to see a range of wildlife, flora and fauna. An informal circular walk around the fishing ponds links in with the public footpath that leads into the woodland from the vicinity of the Caravan Park.

The mixed age woodland, ponds and open habitats allow visitors to see Red squirrel, deer, badger, butterflies and birds and even occasionally otter.


This page provides access to the Forest Design Plan for Highstand which is the Forestry Commission's core planning document. This plan was consulted on and approved in March 2010.

The Forestry Commission is keen to recieve feedback about the proposals laid out in this plan review. If you would like to make any comments please email Adrian Jones.


Documents area available as Adobe Acrobat files. If printing to a different paper size to the one shown in brackets please remember that maps will not be to scale.


England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.