3rd July 2004

Fellbarrow and Low Fell from Thackthwaite to Loweswater


Walk Overview
Time 15:05 to 18:00
Duration 2 hr 55 min
Distance 3.9 mile
Ascent 1444 ft
Walking with Jennifer, Roger and Ann Hiley
Thackthwaite - Galloway Farm - Top of Mere Gill Beck - Fellbarrow - Smithy Fell - Sourfoot Fell - Watching Crag - Low Fell - Foulsyke
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, Thackthwaite

Perhaps this isn't the most popular starting point for a walk, although it does allow easy access to the Fellbarrow / Low Fell ridge. There are a limited number of spaces here and most importantly you must remember that people do actually live here, so try to park with consideration.


Route Map


Whiteside on the left and Grasmoor under cloud

Looking across Lorton Vale and over the Lord's Seat fells. Skiddaw is the fell in the distance under the cloud. From here we could tell this was the only area that was free of cloud.

The Grasmoor and Hopegill Head fells. As we approached the ridge the wind became very strong.

Low Fell and the Western fells from the route up to Fellbarrow.

The Hopegill head and Grasmoor fells.

The Western fells from just below Fellbarrow summit.

Fellbarrow summit

Crummock Water from near Low Fell. The small fell on the left of Crummock is Rannerdale Knotts, behind this is Haystacks, with High Crag on the right. The fells under cloud are High Stile and Red Pike. The fells in the background are R - L are Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Green Gable.

Lorton Vale

Low Fell Summit No 1

A close up of Crummock and Rannerdale Knotts. you can just see Buttermere to the side of Rannerdale.

The Loweswater Tree with Mellbreack behind.

Almost at the end of the walk and another view over Crummock and Rannerdale, but this time from the valley.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks