27th July 2011

A short evening walk at Loweswater


Walk Overview
Time 16.20 to 17.55
Duration 1 hr 45 min
Distance 3.7 mile
Ascent 700 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Fangs Brow - below Burnbank Fell - Holme Wood - Loweswater - Hudson Place - Jenkinson Place - 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

With the spell of fine weather continuing, we headed out for a short walk around Loweswater. I had expected most of the parking spaces to have gone, but the place was empty when we arrived. Obviously everyone else had other ideas of where best to walk today.


Darling Fell, Low Fell, White Side, Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike and of course Loweswater.

"are we going up there tonight"
"no, just carry on till the gate in the wall and then follow the path around to the top of Holme Wood"


There's always time to stop and admire the view, especially if it's a good as this one.

Approaching Holme Beck.
Just out of shot on the left is the point where we left this track and headed into Holme Wood.

Looking down the path through the woods

and looking back up

Almost at the lake now and the woods become a little more overgrown and darker.


You have a couple of choices here, straight on takes you through the woods but not next to the lake - the right hand path takes you through the woods and alongside the lake. Both paths meet up again at the other end of Holme Wood. Tonight we opted for the right hand path.

Looking along Loweswater from the shoreline next to the bothy.

There must be someone in residence; backpacks out the back and buckets, spades and shoes out here.


Darling Fell and Low Fell on the opposite side of the lake.

Sunshine and shadows.

Leaving the side of the lake, we head across to join up with the 'straight through woods' path I mentioned earlier.

Heading up to Hudson Place.


The back of Hudson Place.

The last part of the walk took us through some nice farmland around Hudson Place, Jenkinson Place and Iredale Place. It's a pity it wasn't a few mile further to the car because this is a lovely stretch of countryside.

Looking back down the track for a view of Darling Fell, Low Fell (just), Grasmoor and Whiteless Pike.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks