Miles Without Stiles - Barley Bridge to Browfoot, Staveley
Grid reference: 470987
Distance of route: 8 km (5 miles)
Gradient: Uphill / downhill, gradients over 1 in 12
Parking: By the weir at Barley Bridge, just beyond the Kentmere Print and Paper factory.
Special features: Quiet valley route.
This is a linear route along a mainly tarmaced road. Follow the road north as far as Scroggs Bridge; here the road crosses the River Kent and continues to Kentmere. Ignore the road-bridge and continue northwards along the west side of the river following the tarmaced lane as far as Browfoot.
Beyond Browfoot the lane continues steeply uphill for about half-a-mile where it forms a T-junction with a bridleway. This bridleway continues across the fellside, providing further views of the surrounding fells. Although electric powered chairs may manage by themselves a strong pusher will be required for manually operated chairs. The route back to the car is by the same series of tarmaced lanes and roads.