The least and certainly the latest Nuttall, elevated since the 2008 publication by the eponymous pair, by some amateur surveyors in 2013, confirmed by the OS to be 2cm higher than the 2009.6m of 2000ft!
Walks obtained from the ‘net all seem to do a direct there and back, but we suggest a circular, or rather rectangular walk to give more interest. Start up the track in Renwick by All Saints Church, and after a km turn right acutely onto one heading east. After 700m a gate on the left takes you onto a green track. On a weekend you will hear the motorcyclists haring up and down the Hartside road away to your right, and see the remains of the burned down Café on the skyline. After the third fence gate, on the 460m contour, take to the moor leftwards, following animal tracks. The fence is a guide, and is crossed by a stile when the summit is seen, when a path leads to the summit Trig point.
To the west the Lakeland skyline shows the northern fells, and why Blencathra is called Saddleback by some, not just to annoy Wainwright lovers, and Helvellyn massif south of this, with the obvious gap of Grisedale Hause further south.
Cross the wall going westwards by the obvious gap, and continue down by the wall northwest, as there is a path of sorts. Turn down southwest at the next wall noting the curious both-ways shooting butts (the moor north has heather, and further down on the southside also), so don’t come here after the glorious twelfth except on a Sunday. When you see a track of sorts on the north side, cross the wall by a stile and follow it down, although it disappears for a while.
Eventually , past some lime kilns, a wide track leads down hill. Just before a new plantation in front of a mature one, take the unmarked path left, through a gate. At the next track coming down from the moor, go left up it for a few metres and then right through an unmarked gate towards Croft House, joining a road just beyond it, where turn right, south. Beyond the post box a signed track turns left, and thereafter signs lead you to the road to Renwick, but take care not to miss the one off the track at a gate, leading across fields. 6.5 miles, 1400ft of ascent, and not too rough either. Didn’t see a soul outside the village.
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