27th April 2007

Fellbarrow, Low Fell and a darling of a fell above Loweswater


Walk Overview
Time 13.55 to 17.05
Duration 3 hr 10 min
Distance 6.7 mile
Ascent 1915
Walking with On my own
Miresyke - Mosser Road - St Michaels Church - Fellbarrow - Low Fell - Darling Fell - Miresyke
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

A nice warm and sunny afternoon as I started out on today's walk from Loweswater. The first section of the route took me along this lane, past Miresyke and onto the Mosser road (pronounced Mozzer), where I took a slight detour to visit the little chapel of St Michaels. The chapel is found literally in the middle of a field between High Mosser and Mosser Mains. I'd only been to the chapel once before and it was locked, so I thought I'd give it another go, but surprise, surprise it was locked again.


Probably the farmers pride and joy when it was brand new, nicely polished and newly painted. Not the case now though, as it sits slowly rusting in one of the fields below the Mosser road.

"Go on, you crawl under and I'll keep a look out for the farmer"

St Michaels Chapel.


As I said "found in the middle of a field".

Mosser Mains seen from the fence next to the chapel.

Fellbarrow summit.

Leaving Fellbarrow and following the fence across the ridge towards Low Fell.

From about halfway between Fellbarrow and Low Fell you get this great view across Lorton Vale to the Whinlatter fells and in the far distance the Skiddaw fells.

And across the Crummock Water end of Lorton Vale with Hopegill Head, Whiteside and Grasmoor on the opposite side of the valley.

Not quite as clear as it could have been, but what a fantastic view from a low fell (pun intended).

Mellbreak seen from the very steep up hill section up to Darling Fell.

Leaving Darling Fell you get this lovely view across to the Cumbrian coastal plain and Scotland beyond.

From Darling Fell I made my way back to the Mosser road where I turned right, walked up the road for a short distance and then headed back to the car along the path next to Miresyke.

Carling Knott and Burnbank Fell from the top of the path leading down to Miresyke and the main Loweswater road.

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