9th March 2012

A short walk above and beside Loweswater


Walk Overview
Time 13.30 to 15.00
Duration 1 hr 30 min
Distance 3.7 mile
Ascent 600 ft
Walking with On my own
Fangs Brow - Holme Beck - 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

Time was limited this afternoon so I settled for a short walk nearer to home. The cloud was well down and it was quite windy so this nice little walk at Loweswater fit the bill perfectly.

There was plenty of this stuff on todays walk causing me to slip and slide my way around, and when I got back to the car, most of it seemed to be clinging to the bottom of my pants.

Looking across to Loweswater and Darling Fell. Low Fell and Grasmoor are both under cloud.



A seat with a view.

Approaching Holme Beck.

Just after crossing the beck I left the main track and turned left into Holme Wood.   These two pictures were taken on route down to the lake.


At the waters edge.

I wasn't sure if the swing could take my weight so I just settled for taking a photo. I know I'm not a fatty but I'm not an eight stone weakling either.

A view down the lake shows the cloud well down on Grasmoor and Mellbreak.

Loweswater Bothy.

This was the second time I crossed Holme Beck on this walk.

More mud on the ground, this time as I leave the woods and begin the walk up to Hudson Place.


Loweswater and Darling Fell.

and a final picture looking back down the track from Iredale Place with Fellbarrow and Darling Fell behind.
Now all I need is a puddle to wash the mud off my boots.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks