19th November 2013

Cogra Moss and Blake Fell


Walk Overview
Time 10:15am to 12:20pm
Duration 2hr 5 min
Distance 5.3 mile
Ascent 1600 ft
Walking with On my own
Felldyke - 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

I couldn't stray far from home today and wasn't really intending on walking at all, but once the cloud started to clear from the coast I managed to make time for a short walk over Blake Fell. At the height I reached it wasn't exactly 'in the bleak mid winter' but it definitely gave a hint of what was to come.

After a short walk up the trackway you catch sight of Blake Fell.

In the coolness of the shade and heading down to Cogra Moss.

Cogra Moss and Blake Fell. I'll be walking up the skyline to the right of the summit and then down the left hand side before walking through the woods.

I doubt very much that this platform would pass a scaffolding inspection but you may notice there's a seat on the small island. Whatever the state of the platform someone must be getting across.

I tried croutching down, moving from side to side but in the end, trying to take the picture without my shadow proved impossible.

Heading up to Low Pen.

A view back down the ridge shows the Cumbrian coast and the Solway Firth in the background.

Low Pen in front of Blake Fell.

And now looking around towards High Pen.



Most of Lakeland was cloud free by the time I got this far. It was good to see the fell tops all coloured white and nothing above them but blue sky.

A close up of Helvellyn, Catstye Cam and White Side.

Almost at the top now and here's a picture showing Carling Knott, Grasmoor, Whiteside, Hopegill Head and in the distance you can see the Skiddaw fells.

Blake Fell summit.

Looking in the same direction as the previous picture, only this time without the summit shelter in view.



Before I got back into the shade I turned around and took this photo of Blake Fell.

and another one after I got in the shade again. Because of it's position, Cogra Moss gets very little sunshine at all at this time of year. A far cry from the summer months when the place seems to be the perfect sun trap.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks