1st May 2007

An evening walk up Blake Fell


Walk Overview
Time 17.05 to 19.20
Duration 2 hr 15
Distance 5.3 mile
Ascent 1641 ft
Walking with On my own
Felldyke - Cogra Moss - Low Pen - High Pen - Blake Fell - Sharp Knott - 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

It was another cloudless day today and just right for an evening walk around Cogra Moss and Blake Fell; seen here between the two trees.

And again taken from the path next to Cogra Moss. The tarn / reservoir is a firm favourite for people who enjoy fishing, hence the row of scaffolding platforms in the water.


Must be a nice way to relax on an evening like this. Something I've always fancied trying, but there are only so many hours in the day after all.

The view across to Blake Fell from Low Pen.

The route to Blake Fell is straightforward enough to follow, in fact it's a simple case of following the wire fence up the ridge until you're almost at the summit itself. As I was following the fence the breeze was picking up nicely while I was gaining height above Low Pen; just right to keep me a little cooler on the up hill section of the route.

The fells in the picture are Red Pike, Starling Dodd, Pillar, Great Borne.

Another fine view, this one taken from the final section of ridge below the summit. This time the fells are Mellbreak, Robinson, Dale Head, Fleetwith Pike, High Stile, Red Pike and Hen Comb.

A close up of Fleetwith Pike and the end of Buttermere.

Almost at the summit now and looking across to Whiteside, Hopegill Head, Grasmoor, Wandope and Mellbreak on the right hand side of Crummock Water.

Looking back up to Blake Fell from the subsidiary top of Sharp Knott.

The path from Sharp Knott into the woods isn't very long, but is is quite steep and very slippery when the ground is wet; no such worries this evening though, everything was as dry as a bone again.

Although the map shows almost all the area around Cogra Moss as being covered with trees, there are actually quite large areas that have been felled. This photo shows one such area and also helps to show just how tall the trees are; which isn't always apparent when the fellside is completely shrouned.

Back down to Cogra Moss in lovely warm sunshine.


David Hall -
Lake District Walks