Gummer's How


Gummer's How

Infobox Mountain
Name = Gummer's How
Photo = Gummer's_How_from_Lakeside.jpg
Caption = Gummer's How across Windermere from Lakeside
Elevation = 321 m (1,054 ft)
Location = Lake District, England
Range =
Prominence = "c." 217 m
Parent peak = High Street
Coordinates =
Topographic
OS "Landranger" 96
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Grid_ref_UK = SD390885
Listing = Marilyn, Outlying Wainwright
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Gummer's How is a hill in the southern part of the Lake District, on the eastern shore of Windermere, near its southern end. Although a relatively small hill (321 metres above sea level) by the standards of the Lake District, it is the highest of the foothills in the area, and commands excellent views, particularly along Windermere, but also across to the Coniston fells and the central fells, as well as the broad panorama of Morecambe Bay; it arguably has the best panoramic view of south Lakeland.

The walk to the summit is usually from the road at Astley's Plantation car park, itself at over 200 metres above sea level, and only 700 metres from the summit. Although short and easy by most standards, and popular with families, it has many of the characteristics of a walk in the higher Lakeland fells, with some (short) steep slopes, rocks to negotiate, and rowan, bracken and heather.

The lower slopes are forested, but the upper portion is moorland.



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