7th July 2005

A walk around the Loweswater fells.


Walk Overview
Time 12.05 to 16.20
Duration 4 hr 15 min
Distance 8.5 mile
Ascent 2467 ft
Walking with On my own
Fangs Brow - Burnbank Fell - Carling Knott - Blake Fell - Gavel Fell - Black Crag - High Nook Tarn - Holme Wood - Fangs Brow
Fells visited
Directory places visited

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

A curiously shaped little outcrop with Loweswater in the valley below and Darling Fell and Low Fell behind the lake.

Looking back down the grassy path I was following up to Burnbank Fell.

About half way between Burnbank Fell and the Carling Knott ridge, looking towards Low Fell and Whiteside. The hazy fells in the far distance are the Skiddaw fells.
For a little while after leaving Burnbank Fell I followed the path that leads up to Blake Fell. Then (not long after taking this picture) I left the path and cut across open fell side to reach the short ridge on Carling Knott.

Loweswater, Darling Fell and Low Fell from the top of Holme Beck.
The line of trees on this side of the lake run alongside the path I walked along towards the end of the walk.

Just below Blake Fell summit with Melbreak and the Grasmoor fells behind.

Cogra Moss and Knock Murton from Blake Fell summit.

On the approach to Gavel Fell this great, though a little unclear view opened up.
The dark pointed fell on the right is Fleetwith Pike / Honister Crag with the High Stile ridge to the left of it. The fell behind Gavel Fell's cairn is Starling Dodd with Pillar, Scoat Fell and Steeple in the distance

For quite a small fell the summit of Gavel Fell has some spectacular views.
This one looks over the top of Mellbreak to Whiteside and the Grasmoor fells.

Looking in almost the same direction. This time from the long grassy ridge between Gavel Fell and High Nook Tarn.

Loweswater, Darling Fell and Low fell from the path below Black Crag.

Whiteside, Hopegill Head, Grasmoor and Melbreak.
The end of Crummock Water can be seen at the bottom of Mellbreak and the pointed summit of Whiteless Pike sticking up behind Mellbreak on the right of the picture.

Zooming in on Grasmoor and the steep lower slopes of Mellbreak.

A very peaceful and warm High Nook Tarn.

From the bridge across Holme Beck with Darling Fell behind.

Almost at the end of the walk now and looking down to Loweswater with Whiteside, Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike and Robinson behind.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks