This stage takes you from the Hawes End road junction and to Scarness halfway along Bassenthwaite Lake and is approximately 13.5km or 8.5 miles in length with a total ascent of 313m and total descent of 324m.
Nichol End Marina with Clough Head in the distance
This section is heavy in alternative routes:
A minor diversion at the top of Derwent Water to take you down to the water past Galemire Bay and Nichol End Marina.
A significant diversion by continuing over the suspension bridge of the River Derwent to take you up Carl Side and on to Skiddaw by way of Appledthwaite and Millbeck and then back down via Long Side and Ullock Pike to return you to the primary Ramble route.
There are also other variations you can do in the same area including returning from Skiddaw via Carl Side so you can return to the primary Ramble route a little sooner, and a low level route which skips Skiddaw completely but takes you through Dodd Wood.