Finsthwaite Heights

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Finsthwaite village and Finsthwaite Heights

Finsthwaite Heights is an upland area in the English Lake District, above Finsthwaite, Cumbria. It is the subject of a chapter of Wainwright's book The Outlying Fells of Lakeland.[1] It reaches about 600 feet (180 m). Wainwright's walk starts from Newby Bridge, climbs through woodland passing a tower which has a 1799 inscription commemorating the Royal Navy, passes through the village, and climbs to the man-made tarns of Low Dam and High Dam. These were made to provide power for Stott Park Bobbin Mill. Wainwright says of his route: "Everywhere the surroundings are delightful. But this is not fellwalking."


  1. ^ Wainwright, A. (1974). "Finsthwaite Heights". The Outlying Fells of Lakeland. Kendal: Westmorland Gazette. pp. 74–79. 

Coordinates: 54°17′12″N 2°58′56″W / 54.28667°N 2.98222°W / 54.28667; -2.98222