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Thirlmere loop from Swirls — Lake District National Park

Thirlmere loop from Swirls — Lake District National Park

10.3 mi
5.5 mph
850 ft
825 ft
Expert run. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The starting point of the Tour is right next to a parking lot.

Tour Overview


1.80 mi

Thirlmere Reservoir dam road

Running Highlight (Segment)

7.26 mi

Thirlmere eastern shore gravel trail

Running Highlight (Segment)

10.3 mi





Tour Profile


Hiking Path: 1.19 mi
Path: 7.03 mi
Street: 1.41 mi
Road: 0.65 mi
State Road: < 109 yd


Unpaved: 2.48 mi
Gravel: 1.82 mi
Paved: 0.58 mi
Asphalt: 0.37 mi
Unknown: 5.04 mi

Weather Forecast


planned a run.

April 2, 2023


  • Thirlmere reservoir fills the long valley west of the Helvellyn massif in the central Lake District. Typically viewed from the A591 as you drive north or south, it’s an impressive lake that surprisingly doesn’t get a lot of footfall. A full loop of the reservoir is 10.3 miles (16.6 km), but with only

    April 27, 2023

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