20th March 2012

A short walk over Barrow


Walk Overview
Time 14.15 to 15.45
Duration 1 hr 30 min
Distance 3.3 mile
Ascent 1200 ft
Walking with On my own
Braithwaite - Braithwaite Lodge Barrow - Barrow Door - High Coledale - Braithwaite
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Braithwaite Village

The best option are the half dozen or so spaces outside the school. Other than that, it's a case of finding a space in the centre of the village.


Route Map

Today's walk was what I'd describe as a freebie, it was done on a work day but without the need to use any precious time off. I'd been away in the north east this morning and managed to get away in time to stop off for a walk on the way home, , , what a result !!

I don't see how anyone could loose a shoe, unless it was intentionally thrown away.

On the lonning up to Braithwaite Lodge I took this picture looking across to Clough Head and Great Dodd.

Walking up to Braithwaite Lodge.

Looking back to Braithwaite.

Over Swinside to Walla Crag, Bleaberry Fell, High Seat and the Eastern fells.

This is nice; what a difference a bit of sunshine makes.

Looking down to Newlands Valley.

A close up of the little hamlet of Stair.

A view across to the northern fells.

For such a small fell the view from Barrow is far better then that from many fells of twice this height. Here you can see Derwent Water, Keswick, Latrigg, Blencathra, Walla Crag, Bleaberry Fell, Clough Head, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise and in the distance is Great Mell Fell.

Barrow summit.


This is the narrow path running down the side of Stile End; a nice gentle descent between Barrow Door and the fellside just above Braithwaite.

A close up of Latrigg and Blease Fell / Blencathra.

Heading back down to Braithwaite after an all too short walk.

I could hear the low murmur and then I spotted the plane flying across the front of Skiddaw.

Back in Braithwaite.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks