27th August 2005

The fells around Whinlatter Forest.


Walk Overview
Time 10.45 to 13.50
Duration 3 hr 5 min
Distance 5.6 mile
Ascent 1768 ft
Walking with On my own
Whinlatter Pass - Whinlatter - Tarbarrel Moss - Lord's Seat - Barf - Whinlatter Forest Park - Whinlatter Pass
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, top of Whinlatter Pass

I have to admit this is the cheapskates option. There is a good sized car park next to the visitor centre and the café, but I generally prefer to park here purely because it's free. What more can I say?


Route Map

Grisedale Pike and Hobcarton from the path between Whinlatter Pass and the Whinlatter ridge.

And again this time from the ridge its self.

Tarbarrel Moss with Skiddaw Little Man, Blencathra, Great Mell Fell, Latrigg and Clough Head behind.
I did intend to take a direct route through this area, but once I started to leave the path it soon became apparent just how wet under foot it was going to be. So I headed back to the path to take the longer route around. There's no point in getting your feet wet if it can be avoided. The fells have been very dry for at least couple of months now, but it didn't take long for the heavy rain which we had during the week to return things back to normal.

From the path between Ullister Hill and Lord's Seat, with Barf (behind the trees) and the Skiddaw fells just under cloud.

Sale Fell, Bassenthwaite Lake and Binsey in the distance (right). Taken from just below Lord's Seat summit.

The route across to Barf.

Lord's Seat.

Bassenthwaite Lake with Binsey on the right from Barf Summit.

Barf summit with Lord's Seat behind.

Lunch with a view.
Barf and Bassenthwaite Lake from the track through Beckstones Plantation.

Great / Little Mell Fell and Latrigg on the left.
Clough Head and the Eastern fells ridge in the far distance.
Keswick, Portinscale and Derwent Water with Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell behind the lake.
The road near the bottom of the picture is the A66.

One of the way marked tracks through Whinlatter Forest Park.

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Lake District Walks