Troutbeck & Matterdale

Just to the east of the A66 is Troutbeck. The main point of Troutbeck is that it boasts the Troutbeck Inn and lies in the lee of Great Mell Fell on the road to Matterdale End and Dockray which are in the heavenly wilderness of Aira Force waterfalls and Ullswater.

Those tackling the off-road section along the Old Coach Road from Keswick will come into Dockray (perilously close to the Royal Hotel) and will either a) go left down the A5091 to rejoin the main route at Troutbeck, or b) continue to Matterdale End then on to Sparket Mill and Hutton John.