'The Nab' is situated in Martindale in the heart of a red deer conservation area, home to the oldest native red deer herd in England. It is one of Wainwright's Peaks and is featured in Book 2 "The Far Eastern Fells".
Walkers are requested to keep to the preferred routes shown on signs and keep away from the red deer at all times, especially during calving time. Although there is now open access to 'The Nab' the area may be closed at times between September and February for deer management and possibly at other times as required. To avoid any disappointment it is important to check that access will be available before your visit.
For access please contact Martin Robinson at Thrang Crag
Tel: 07979 336004 to establish whether there are any activities with the deer, which would endanger walkers.
The accepted route of ascent from Martindale is from Dalehead Farm where walkers should follow the Patterdale path which goes through the wicket gate below the farmhouse onto the fell. Following the boundary wall of the fields the path slowly climbs up towards Angle Tarn. On coming in sight of the Tarn swing east behind Buck Crag to the gate at Satura Crag and then on to Rest Dodd and entry onto 'The Nab'.
Alternatively the longer ascent is from Martindale old church climbing on the east side of the valley above Gowk Hill onto High Street and then around the head of the valley to The Knott and onto Rest Dodd as above.
CHRISTMAS AT DALEMAIN
Dalemain Christmas Lunches In the Mediaeval Hall from Sun 8th & Sun 15th until Wed 18th December
The perfect setting for a traditional festive treat, whether you're a group of work colleagues, family or friends. We also cater for larger groups & parties and can book a separate date if required.
Why not combine your visit with a glass of mulled wine and a walk through the Estate to Dacre Castle and back before lunch. The walk is one mile each way and a Dacre walk leaflet will be given out with your mulled wine.
Also, Christmas Gifts at Dalemain The perfect and unique gift for a friend or loved one...........
Dalemain Wins HHA/Christie's Prestigious Garden of the Year Award 2013
The charming English gardens of Dalemain, nestled in the Lake District, have won the 2013 Garden of the Year Award sponsored by the Historic Houses Association and Christie’s. This prestigious national award, now in its 29th year, is designed to recognise the importance of gardens with outstanding horticultural and public appeal, either in their own right or as the setting for an historic house.
Yet another record number of jars sent into the World's Original Marmalade Awards held at Dalemain annually in March
An international competition founded by Jane Hasell-McCosh. For the past eight years, Dalemain has hosted The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival firmly placing it at the centre of the marmalade map. From 50 jars in 2005, the Awards have grown each year and this year, nearly 2,000 jars of marmalade were entered and judged.
Dalemain wins prestigious Heritage Award for best event 2012
Dalemain has been presented with a prestigious Hudson’s Heritage Award for Best Event 2012 - The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival.