19th July 2004

An evening walk on the Loweswater fells.


Walk Overview
Time 18:05 to 20:15
Duration 1 hr 10 min
Distance 4.6 mile
Ascent 1266 ft
Walking with On my own
Fangs Brow (top of) - Burnbank Fell - Carling Knott - Burnbank Fell - Fangs Brow (top of)
Fells visited
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Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking at the top of Fangs Brow, Loweswater

This is another of the many roadside areas in the Lake District which have been adopted as a permanent, yet unofficial car park. At a push you might get ten small cars along here and although I rarely see no cars at all here, I can usually manage to find a space.

A gate in the wall next to the parking spaces leads directly onto the track which runs all the way to High Nook Tarn, taking in views of Loweswater and the north western fells along the way.


Route Map

Just after the start of the walk. Looking back down the path towards the Solway and Scotland.

Loweswater with Darling fell and Low Fell on the left, then Whiteside and the Grasmoor fells.

Darling Fell with the Low fell and Fellbarrow ridge behind. This was taken from the start of the climb up Burnbank Fell.

Looking back down the route I had taken. You can see Scotland in the distance.

Low Fell in the foreground next to Loweswater. The valley in front of Whiteside is the Loweswater end of Lorton Vale. The fells in the far distance on the left are the Skiddaw Fells. From near the first pile of stones on Burnbank Fell.

From the same place looking towards the Grasmoor fells and Crummock Water. The fell running into the picture from the right is Carling Knott, with Mellbreak behind.

The very small cairn on Burnbank sumit. The 2 fell tops behind are Sharp Knott on the left and Knock Murton on the right.

Looking down the path I had followed to Burnbank Fell summit.

From the ridge up to Carling Knott looking into an unbelievable collection of fells.
Right side of the picture front to back: Blake Fell, Black Crag, Hen Comb, Red Pike and Pillar in distance.
Left side of the picture: Mellbreak, Robinson, Dalehead.
The dark fell in the center of the picture is Fleetwith Pike.

A little further up the ridge looking in almost the same direction. You can see from the sky that the sunny summer evening was about to come to an end.

Carling Knott summit. The largest fell in the middle is Red Pike with Pillar behind.

Looking in the same direction from the lower cairn at the end of Carling Knott's short ridge. I could see the cloud and the rain coming in quite fast from the south, so I decided not to include Blake Fell on the route.

Loweswater and Lorton Vale from the same place.

Scotland and the Solway Firth from Burnbank Fell summit. As I looked to the coast behind me I could see it was already raining very heavy and it was heading my way. So it was straight back to the car.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks