21st September 2006

A sunny afternoon on the Loweswater fells.


Walk Overview
Time 12.35 to 15.15
Duration 2 hr 40 min
Distance 5.9 mile
Ascent 1827 ft
Walking with On my own
Felldyke - Cogra Moss - Sharp Knott - Blake Fell - Burnbank Fell - Owsen Fell - Cogra Moss - Felldyke
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Felldyke, Lamplugh

Found on the quieter western edge of the Lake District, there never seems to be problem getting parked here. Perhaps this is a result of the limited number of fells that can be reached from here. Having said that, the walks that can be done from here are fantastic.

Parking is free.


Route Map

Looking towards Lamplugh and Asby on a lovely sunny afternoon on the western side of the Lakes. Taken from the track leading to Cogra Moss

Stormy waters on the normally calm Cogra Moss. The wind was really strong today, even at this height. I did think it would be much worse as I gained more height on Blake Fell. Surprisingly though, the strength of the wind was much the same as this throughout the whole walk.

And again.

Sharp Knott with the west coast behind.
The route I had followed came around from the right hand side of Sharp Knott where there's a short, but very steep grassy section to walk up. It wasn't too bad today because it was dry, but when the grass is wet that particular section of path is extremely slippery.

Just below Blake Fell summit with the North Western fells behind and the Skiddaw fells just visible in the far distance.

The way ahead to Burnbank Fell, the higher section in the middle of the photo. (just follow the fence).

And another view taken from a little further along the fence. Very wet under foot along this section of the walk.

Burnbank Fell summit.

Still following the fence, this time heading for Owsen Fell.

Owsen Fell summit, looking back to Burnbank Fell.
This is a nice little fell found on the Lamplugh end of the Loweswater group of fells, with some lovely views across to the west coast.

Burnbank Fell seen from the place where I crossed Wisenholme Beck.

A final picture of Blake Fell.

Low Pen and High Pen seen across Cogra Moss.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks