11th July 2012

An evening at Cogra Moss and Blake Fell


Walk Overview
Time 16.30 to 19.30
Duration 3 hr
Distance 5.3 mile
Ascent 1600 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Fellldyke - Cogra Moss - Low Pen - High Pen - Blake Fell - (near sharp Knott) - Forest track back to Cogra Moss - Felldyke
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Felldyke, Lamplugh

Found on the quieter western edge of the Lake District, there never seems to be problem getting parked here. Perhaps this is a result of the limited number of fells that can be reached from here. Having said that, the walks that can be done from here are fantastic.

Parking is free.


Route Map

What a lovely evening and far too good to sit in the house. So after a quick phone call this afternoon suggesting a walk, we decided to head up to Cogra Moss and over Blake Fell. This is always a good choice for an evening walk for us, not too far, close to home and high reward for moderate effort.

As you walk along the track Cogra Moss comes into view between the line of trees.

Cogra Moss in front of Blake Fell.

and again, from the waters edge.


Lots of tree felling in recent years has left the fellside with this terrace like appearance. If they were all made into footpaths, you could come here and walk for miles without ever being more than 15 minutes from the car.

Heading up to Low Pen and High Pen.

A view across to Great Borne.

Blake Fell seen from Low Pen.

A close up of Great Borne and in the background it Pillar.

If you're wanting to walk across to Gavel Fell from Blake Fell this is the place to leave the ridge. There must be quite a few people do this in the course of a year so I'm surprised there isn't a gate or a stile somewhere along here.

Clear views of the fells around Crummock Water. The dark fell back left is Skiddaw.

A close up of Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike.


Almost at the top now and it looks like most of the Lake District is having a nice evening now.

Not exactly clear as a bell in this direction, but you can still make out Scotland and the Solway Firth in the distance.


Now that we were out of the strong breeze it was quite warm, although the temperature was still nowhere near as high as it should be at this time of year. At the moment dry is good and everything else is a bonus.

This is the soggy side of the tarn so if you have a phobia against muddy boot and legs, just look at this picture rather than coming here to take your own.

This platform may make a good foreground for a photo, but as far as providing dry access to the small island goes, I think it's well past its sell by date.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks