454 Potter Fell

Potter Fell is an inviting name suggesting gentle walking, and the little felltop tarns will not disappoint. Surprisingly though the tarns owe their origin to paper. The Victorian entrepreneur, James Cropper, needed lots of water for his mill, even the River Kent was not enough, so he turned the natural pools into reservoirs. Now, a century and a half later and after five generations, they still make paper at Burneside, the company chairman is still a Cropper and his name is still James.

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LOCATION: Two miles north of Kendal
START: Burneside, signed from A591, toilets
Grid ref: SD504957 Postcode: LA9 6QA
DISTANCE: 7.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 4 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - English Lakes, South Eastern area Landranger 97
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Bowston, Cowan Head, Gurnal Dubs, Sprint Mill

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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