22nd May 2007

An evening walk up Burnbank Fell


Walk Overview
Time 16.30 to 18.45
Duration 2 hr 15 min
Distance 3.4 mile
Ascent 980 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Fangs Brow - Holme Beck - Burnbank Fell - Fangs Brow
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking at the top of Fangs Brow, Loweswater

This is another of the many roadside areas in the Lake District which have been adopted as a permanent, yet unofficial car park. At a push you might get ten small cars along here and although I rarely see no cars at all here, I can usually manage to find a space.

A gate in the wall next to the parking spaces leads directly onto the track which runs all the way to High Nook Tarn, taking in views of Loweswater and the north western fells along the way.


Route Map

It was only a short walk that we did this evening, but it was still a lovely way to end the day. The thin layer of cloud seen in this picture soon disappeared to leave a bright sunny evening; a real pleasure to be out.

One of the dozens of Rabbits we spotted in the field next to the track seen in the previous picture. A good photo opportunity I though, but as soon as they heard us walking by they just scattered as if their lives depended on it. I suppose they thought it did. This one must have been very brave, very stupid, liked being photographed or simply had much slower reactions than the others.

A fine view of Loweswater, Low Fell, Whiteside, Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike, Crummock Water (just) and Robinson.

Fellbarrow (the high point on the sky line).

Rather than following the broader track around the side of the fell to reach Holme Beck we took the slightly higher and much narrower path; where for the cost of a mere 100ft or so you're treated to fantastic views like this one of Loweswater, Crummock Water, Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike, Robinson, the lower slopes of Mellbreak and a sheep.

Another view of Loweswater and Fellbarrow.

Looking down to the track which runs just above Holme Wood and around to High Nook Tarn.

Holme Beck.

Although there is actually a narrow path on the opposite side of the beck to the one we walked along; the route we took as far as this point was an off path route above the slightly rougher looking left hand side of the beck.

From the place where I took the previous picture to this point it's a simple case of following the fence and again from here to Burnbank Fell summit (behind me) there is another fence to follow.

Blake Fell seen from Burnbank Fell.

Cotton Grass providing a nice foreground for a picture of the Grasmoor fells and in the far distance (left) Skiddaw and Skiddaw Little Man.

Time to stop for a meal with a view.


I'm always a bit cautious when I have to walk past horses; I can never tell is they're going to take a dislike to me. This one however, didn't object at all to me taking a couple of photos.


David Hall -
Lake District Walks