24th August 2012

Burnbank Fell and Carling Knott


Walk Overview
Time 13.15 to 15.15
Duration 2 hr
Distance 4.4 mile
Ascent 1300 ft
Walking with On my own
Fangs Brow - Burnbank Fell - Carling Knott - Holme Beck - 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

I thought there was supposed to be heavy rain today, , , perhaps I missinterpreted the forecast. But it didn't really matter who got it wrong because dry is good. It's been a couple of years since I was on Carling Knott so I nipped across from home for a couple of hours to pay a visit.

Fast asleep, , , alright I admit it, it wasn't until I got this close the I realised it wasn't dead.

If you like looking at views of Grasmoor and Whiteside then this is the walk for you. There were only a few sections of the walk when they weren't visible.

Fellbarrow and Low Fell seen here behind Loweswater.

, , , , I told you.

Approaching Burnbank Fell summit.

Burnbank Fell summit with Carling Knott over on the left and Blake Fell on the right of the picture.

Looking back to Burnbank Fell.


Blake Fell seen from the narrow path across to Carling Knott.

Carling Knott summit.

and looking into the well made shelter.

Sunshine on Burnbank Fell.

There wasn't too much sunshine on offer today but when it did put in an appearance it was so clear.

Whiteside and Grasmoora again, this time it's easier to pick out Hopegill Head, Wandope, Whiteless Pike and the steep end of Mellbreak.

This is a view down my off path decent route from Carling Knott.
Just head down towards the bottom of the gill on the right and then follow the right hand side of Holme Beck until you reach the main path above Loweswater.

Almost there.

and a view looking up Holme Beck.

A straightforward track leads from here all the way back to the car at the top of Fangs Brow.

A close up of a very clear Grasmoor.

As far as seats with views go, this one has to be up there with the best of them.

Rather them than me. And the reason; I've never been in a proper airplane so there's no chance I'd go up in one of these.
To state the obvious, the propeller was actually going round.

Curious, but not enough to come across for a closer look.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks