25th May 2015

A circuit of Loweswater

Time 2:45 to 4pm
Duration 1 hr 15 min
Distance 3.6 mile
Ascent 300 ft
Walking with On my own
Roadside near Water End - Hudson Place - Holme Wood - Maggie's Bridge - 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


If the truth be told I shouldn't be out walking today. I should be in the house resting after doing 'something' to my back while we were walking near Torver yesterday. As people say "it's easily done isn't it". One minute you're walking along and the next, you feel like you've been kicked in the back and can't understand why. Anyway: I'd sat in the house till the middle of the afternoon and then decided to have a slow / gentle walk around Loweswater.

Crossing the fields at the northern end of Loweswater and looking across to Mellbreak.

Turning around to take a picture of Darling Fell.

Below Hudson Place you get this great view of Loweswater.


Holme Wood was lovely this afternoon, warm, peaceful and as I expected, the bluebells were in full bloom.



Crossing Holme Beck.



Perfect timing. As I leave the woods the sun came out to give me a bright and warm walk all the way back around to the end of the walk.

Darling Fell and Low Fell.

Cloud topped Whiteside and Grasmoor seen from the track to Maggie's Bridge.



Mellbreak (left) and Hen Comb (right).

Darling Fell and Low Fell.

Looking back along the Loweswater road to see Grasmoor in the distance.
Loweswater shoreline footpath.

Hen Comb seen across Loweswater.


Just short of reaching the car I stand for a while looking back across the lake to Mellbreak and Carling Knott. It was a shame I couldn't get out and do the longer, harder walk I had in mind for today but then again; there's nowt wrong with a walk around Loweswater.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks