9th May 2012

An evening walk around Loweswater


Walk Overview
Time 17.05 to 18.35
Duration 1 hr 30 min
Distance 3.6 mile
Ascent 300 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Loweswater Road - Maggie's Bridge - Holme Wood - Loweswater - Hudson Place - Roadside near Water End
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

Heavy rain was forecast to arrive in this area by early evening, but we decided to take a chance on beating it and having a short walk around Loweswater.

Burnbank Fell and Carling Knott.


There's no total escape from a bit of road walking along this side of the lake, but there is a section of it that can be done along this path next to the lake itself. It's generally a quiet road anyway, so it doesn't matter a great deal to be honest.

Looking across Loweswater to Mellbreak, Red Pike and Hen Comb.

This is Watergate Farm and the high fell is Hen Comb.

All very similar views across the lake I'm afraid and this one shows Hen Comb, Black Crag (the bit below Gavel Fell) and Carling Knott.


Highcross Farm.

Just after turning off the main road to head down to Maggie's Bridge, I took this picture of Mellbreak.

Darling Fell and Low Fell.

The road to Maggie's Bridge and the lake.


In an ideal world the sun should have been in my eyes as I walked along here, but that wasn't to be. As the owner of a red car in Barley car park said this evening, "a walk's a walk, it's better than the alternative of an evening in front of the tv".

Waiting for the tide to come in.

Leaning on the gate into Holme Wood to get a picture of Grasmoor and White Side.

Roadworks in Holme Wood. I just don't see why !

Loweswater bothy.

Love it or hate it, this is the new path through Holme Wood. The path next to the lake has also been given the same treatment. We could feel the path moving about and breaking up under our feet as we walked along here today, , , I'll give it eighteen months.

Well, we tried to beat the rain and we almost did. Never mind, this is always an enjoyable short walk and a little rain at the end did nothing to spoil it.

Almost back at the car now and looking down the lake to Mellbreak which does seem to dominate the skyline around here.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks