5th April 2012

Fellbarrow and Low Fell


Walk Overview
Time 14.35 to 17.05
Duration 2 hr 30 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

First of all, I'm sorry the photos aren't up to scratch. There's obviously something up with the camera and I just can't work out what. Initially I thought it was caused by the broken lens, but that's has been replaced and the problem is still there. Never mind, it'll get sorted in the end. I just want to make sure I explore every avenue before I jump in and buy a new one.

Anyway: this afternoon I headed across to Loweswater for a walk over Fellbarrow and Low Fell and what a gorgeous day it was.

Behind Askhill Farm and looking across to Loweswater and Mellbreak.

This is the Mosser (Mozzer) Road which links Loweswater and Mosser Mains. The route took me along here for a while before turning off and heading up Fellbarrow.

This isn't the route I took onto Fellbarrow although you can still use it a a way onto the ridge.

On the side of Fellbarrow with a view over to the west coast and Scotland.
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You wouldn't believe it would you. Last week we were walking in shorts and tee-shirt in temperatures that are considered normal for July. This morning I had to scrape Ice off the car window and yesterday the country was hit by snow storms, and here's a little reminder.

Fellbarrow summit.

Leaving Fallbarrow and heading onto the lumpy bumpy ridge to Low Fell.

Looking across Lorton Vale to the Skiddaw Fells. Notice the patches of snow.

A view back to Fellbarrow.

No wonder Mrs H of loweswatercam fame thinks this is one of the best views in the Lake District.

Whiteside and Grasmoor.

Low Fell summit.
That's not a rock over there, it's a bloke laying on the ground enjoying the warmth of the afternoon and the view of course.


A view to Fellbarrow taken from Darling Fell.

The steep route off Darling Fell gives this view across Loweswater to Carling Knott, Hen Comb and Mellbreak. In the distance is Red Pike and Starling Dodd.

Rutted Mosser Road.

Well, the Easter break starts tomorrow and surprise surprise; rain is forecast.


David Hall -
Lake District Walks