29th May 2011

A circuit of Loweswater


Walk Overview
Time 17.50 to 19.05
Duration 1 hr 15 min
Distance 3.6 mile
Ascent 300 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Roadside near Water End - Hudson Place - Holme Wood - Maggie's Bridge - 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

After a wet morning at home and a sunny afternoon at Loweswater enjoying a certain Mr Hiley's birthday BBQ, we had a walk around Loweswater just to finish the day off.


The nice new (ish) path through this field saves you from walking around by the road or walking across what used to be a very muddy field.

Grasmoor, seen at the far end of the valley.


Following the track through Holme Wood.

Holme Beck.


I think this where Little Red Riding Hood's Granny used to live.

A waters edge view of Mellbreak.

One of the two row boats which are always , , , berthed, docked, moored, or perhaps they're just parked here.

"You're not here for the fun of it, , , left - right - left - right, , , come on swing those arms"

From this angle the track would appear to be heading across to the waters edge. Instead, it curves around and crosses the fields leading to Maggie's Bridge.

This is the narrow road that runs between Maggie's Bridge and the main road through the valley.
The two fell tops above the hedge are Whiteside (left) and Grasmoor (right).

"Of course I feel sorry for you, but it's not my fault the fence keeps you in. Anyway, considering you enjoy eating grass so much why would you complain about being in there. If I were locked in a room full of strawberry cheesecake I'd be delighted."

Looking back down the road to Carling Knott and Gavel Fell.

Mellbreak, Crummock Water and Rannerdale Knotts; the smaller darker fell in the centre of the picture.

From the road back to the car I took this photo looking across the lake to Hen Comb, Black Crag and Carling Knott.

Almost back at the car now, after a lovely little walk around one of the Lake Districts smallest lakes. I wouldn't expect anyone to drive for hours just to do this walk, but anyone already in the area on a nice day and with an hour or so to spare, then you could do far worse than have a walk around here.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks