Troutbeck's Ancient Pattern of Roads
The old drovers' road that runs through Troutbeck village follows a line of old wells, about a hundred feet above the valley floor. The newer A592 road stays closer to the river, before climbing to 1500 feet over the Kirkstone Pass.
The whole village is criss-crossed by an ancient network of footpaths and bridleways radiating from Jesus Church to settlements on both sides of the Troutbeck valley.
And high above the valley, a bridleway follows the track of an old
Roman Road on the mountain ridge, all the way along High Street to
Ullswater and beyond.