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Roudsea Wood Nature Reserve and Woodland Trail

2.5 km / 1.55 miles / 2.5 Hours walk duration

Lying at the head of the Leven Estuary, Roudsea Wood is one of Britain’s most important woodland sites. It’s varied geology has allowed a rich mosaic of woodland trees to thrive. To the east, you’ll find the bogs of Roudsea and Holker Mosses and enjoy views of Greenodd Sands to the south. There is lots of information provided by Natural England about the local fauna and flora while you enjoy this circular route.

Essential Information

Permit required to visit the reserve

This lasts 1 year and can be obtained from Natural England own and manage this site and full permission is granted for this route.

How to get here

Car: 20 minutes drive from Junction 36 of the M6.

Bus: From Kendal or Barrow on 530 or 532 service (Mon – Fri only). Visit the Cumbria County Council website for bus timetables here.

Disabled Parking

This is located near the start of the route off a quiet country lane approximately 1.5 miles from the A590 at Haverthwaite.

Grid Reference: SD330827
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Booking A Tramper

If you’re booking a Tramper, you can park at the hire point which is located 3.5km/2.2 miles from the entrance to Roudsea Wood via a quiet lane.

Grid Reference: SD330827
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Accessible toilet

The nearest facilities are at the National Trust’s Fell Foot Park. Parking charges apply unless you are a National Trust member.


There are a variety of cafes, hotels, pubs and restaurants at Backbarrow, Haverthwaite and Newby Bridge.

Make a day of it

There’s a range of things to do in this area including a steam train ride on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway which connects to Windermere cruises, or go for a picnic by the lake at Fell Foot Park. And if you’re a vintage car enthusiast, you can visit the Lakeland Motor Museum at Backbarrow.

For more information, visit Cumbria Tourism