16th February 2013

Fellbarrow and Low Fell


Walk Overview
Time 10.00 to 12.30
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

A view of Carling Knott and Burnbank Fell above Loweswater.

On the track above Askill Farm and looking down to Loweswater.

Fellbarrow, taken as I leave the Mosser Road.

Making my way up the side of Fellbarrow now and over there are Carling Knott (under cloud) and Burnbank Fell.

Somewhere in among the distant cloud and haze is the Cumbrian west coast.

A close up of Hen Comb.

Fellbarrow summit in front of Grisedale Pike, Ladyside Pike, Hopegill Head, White Side and Grasmoor.

From the right hand side of the trig point I took this picture looking across to the Lord's Seat fells.

and now, without the trig point and with Lorton Vale in view.


It just proves you don't need to get onto the high fells to get a fantastic view.

A view down to and through Lorton Vale.

A sort of close up of Rannerdale Knotts and Crummock Water.

Mellbreak, Hen Comb and Gavel Fell.
I'm sure anyone over there will be feeling a bit cheated at the moment. On one hand they're getting a little sunshine and on the other, there's a band of rain moving across the area.

Gavel Fell and Carling Knott.

Darling Fell in front of Low Fell, Crummock Water and Buttermere.

Slowly but surely the Mosser Road is turning into the Mosser Track. For the want of some preventative maintenance this could have been avoided. I guess the people holding the purse strings don't think it's worth the money to keep these old roads in decent repair.

Spring was definitely in the air as I walked down here. The sun had a bit of heat in it and the air was filled with bird song. All very nice I'm sure, but reality wasn't far away because it rained on the drive home.


And to finish today's offering, here's a picture taken from the roadside next to the car park.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks