2nd September 2005

Two lower level fells at Loweswater

Walk Overview
Time 12.10 to 15.00
Duration 2 hr 50 min
Distance 5.5 mile
Ascent 1722 ft
Walking with On my own
Loweswater - Darling Fell - Low Fell - Fellbarrow - Mosser road - Loweswater
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking, Loweswater (waterend)

Assuming that everyone parks properly, there is room for quite a few cars along here. This is my prefered starting point for a circuit of Loweswater or a walk onto the Fellbarrow / Low Fell ridge.


Route Map

Loweswater and the slopes of Burnbank Fell. Taken from the Mosser road.
I did a bit of sunshine chasing today to get a walk in the better weather and it turned out to be the right decision. I was leaving work and heading to Wasdale with the intentions of walking up Kirk Fell and Great Gable, then I realised all the Wasdale fells were well under cloud. This wouldn't have been too bad normally, except that the coast was enjoying blue sky's and warm sunshine. So I thought I'd drive a little further north and get onto some of the Ennerdale or Loweswater fells which often share the sunshine when the west coast gets it.

Looking back down the steep path up to Darling Fell.

From Darling Fell looking across to Fellbarrow.

Low Fell on the left with Grasmoor behind it. Crummock Water and Buttermere in the middle of the picture and Mellbreak on the right.

Low Fell, Whiteside and Grasmoor from Darling Fell.

Darling Fell from the route between Low Fell and Fellbarrow.

The Loweswater end of Lorton Vale with Crummock Water and Buttermere.

And looking in the opposite direction down Lorton Vale.
The Skiddaw fells can be seen in the distance (right).

Fellbarrow summit.

From the bridleway above Miresyke with Loweswater, Mellbreak, Hen Comb and the higher Western Fells behind.

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