8th April 2013

A short walk above and beside Loweswater


Walk Overview
Time 06.50 to 18.10
Duration 1 hr 20 min
Distance 3.7 mile
Ascent 600 ft
Walking with On my own
Fangs Brow - Holme Beck - Holme Wood - Loweswater - Hudson Place - Jenkinson Place - 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

It was quite a nice evening so rather than head straight home from work, I decided to have a walk near Loweswater. An hour and a bit well spent and an enjoyable way to end the day.

That's the way I'll be coming back up at the end of the walk.

Whiteside and Grasmoor show their heads above the wall.

With barely any up hill walking at all, you're treated to a view like this. Very high reward for very little effort.


The path takes a sharp turn to the left and then heads to the fellside above Loweswater. Straight ahead are Fellbarrow, Darling Fell and Low Fell.


Just about to cross Holme Back, but first of all I took this picture of a tree that always amazes me how it manages to defy the wind and cling onto the side of the fell.

Now I leave the main path and head into Holme Wood.

Obscured view.

Looking down   and looking back up

The path I followed from the top of Holme Wood takes a straight line diagonal route and eventually brings you out at this spot here. Once again, that's Whiteside and Grasmoor over there.

It looks like someone is in residence.

I guess a creative person with time on their hands must have passed this way.


Evening sunshine in Holme Wood.

Loweswater and Grasmoor seen from the track leading up to Hudson Place.

"And what are you going to do when you grow up to be as big as your Mother"
"Erm, , , , go to the hairdressers"


A big tree, a big fell and a small lake.

After passing by Hudson Place, Jenkinson Place and Iredale Place I find myself almost at the end of the walk.
Now it's time to go home for some tea!

David Hall -
Lake District Walks