18th February 2011

Fellbarrow and Low Fell


Walk Overview
Time 13.45 to 16.00
Duration 2 hr 15 min
Distance 5.3 mile
Ascent 1630 ft
Walking with On my own
Loweswater Road - Mosser Road - Fellbarrow - Sourfoot Fell - Low Fell - Darling Fell - Mosser Road - Loweswater Road
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

Despite the little bit of brightness at the start of the walk, this wasn't the best day for photos I'm afraid. Long distance views were a bit grey, and as for the haze, it was like something you'd expect in the middle of July not the middle of February.

Mellbreak, Carling Knott and Loweswater, taken from the road leading to Miresyke.

Walking up the lane behind Askill Farm.

A look back down the track shows how hazy the fells were today.

Walking across the Mosser (pronounced Mozzer) fell road.

Although you can use this lonning to get onto Fellbarrow, the best option is to carry on a little and use the path that crosses Mosser Beck.

Fellbarrow summit in front of the higher north western fells; Grasmoor, Whiteside, Hopegill Head and Ladyside Pike.

It wasn't half windy as I left Fellbarrow and began the walk across the ridge to Low Fell.

A view down to Lorton Vale and the Lord's Seat fells.

This is definitely one of the Lake District's finest views, although I have to admit it doesn't look its best today.

Another picture looking down to Lorton Vale.

Almost at Low Fell now.
Notice the two walkers on the left of the fell. These were the only other people I spotted while I was out. Just after I took this picture they turned round and started to walk back up to the summit, but what became of them I don't know. I never saw them again.

Crummock Water and Buttermere seen from Low Fell.

Looking across to Fellbarrow from Low Fell.

After the steep walk down from Low Fell and then the equally steep walk up Darling Fell I took this final picture of Crummock Water, Buttermere, Grasmoor, Rannerdale Knotts and Mellbreak. And of course Low Fell on the left.

Back on the Mosser road now and looking down to Loweswater. The fells are Mellbreak, Hen Comb and Carling Knott.
This wasn't the way I was walking by the way; I followed the road back up hill for a short way and then cut down past Askill Farm and Miresyke.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks