A low level, remarkably pleasant walk of just under 8 miles and under 1500ft of ascent. There is one parking space just past the turn off to Brunt Knott farm on Hall Lane, which is the dead end road leading northerly from the weir north of Staveley. Get to Brunt Knott Farm by the road or by the steep path up fields from a little way north, then the track leads up over the moorland. At the top it becomes a path, which veers away from the wall to skirt a bog. At a wall stile I recommend keeping this side of the wall, descending to cross Dockernook Gill by a footbridge the existence of which the OS denies. Where the Bridleway you now join apparently becomes a track left of the wall, the route is actually right, as per the map, down the field to a gate, then on to Docker Nook, a rather clean looking farm.
Follow the Bridleway leading up Longsleddale from the sign beyond the farm, and keep going, admiring the wooded and pastoral scenery from this little trod way.
Just before Hollin Root farm go left up a walled lane, following this above the walls across a curious, low ridged landscape for a while. Skeggles Water is evident over to the north, and you soon cross its outflow, the eponymous Dyke. The track curves round south and descends to a road leading back to your car.
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