10th January 2016

Fellbarrow to Darling Fell

Time 12:15 to 2:45pm
Duration 2 he 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.


Weather Readings

The Gadget
All readings were taken using a Kestrel 2000 Weather Meter
Live temperature recorded at the time I press the hold key
Maximum Wind Speed Maximum wind speed since the weather meter was turned on at each location Average Wind Speed
Average wind speed since the weather meter was turned on at each location
Wind Chill
Combination of wind speed and temperature. The gadget does the calculations not me.

Route Map


Looking across Loweswater to Carling Knott and Burnbank Fell.

Walking up the track between Miresyke and Askill farms. This is the route from the main road up to the Mosser Road.

Looking around I see Loweswater, Mellbreak, Red Pike, Starling Dodd, Hen Comb and Carling Knott.


Fellbarrow summit in front of Whiteside and the higher Grasmoor fells. It was blowing a gale up here and was hard to hold the camera steady.

No hanging around in this wind so I quickly leave the summit and begin walking across to Low Fell.


Whiteside and Grasmoor.

As I gain a little height to reach the Low Fell end of the ridge I take this picture of Crummock Water, Grasmoor and snow topped western fells.

A close up of Crummock Water with a small section of Buttermere also in view.

Standing on Low Fell and looking across to Darling Fell.

Before leaving Low Fell I stand for a short while watching the sunshine running across the fields on the opposite side of the valley.



The view from Darling Fell summit, and, the thought for today:-
"you know it's really windy when your eyes are watering and the wind blows the tears onto the inside of your glasses"

And all too soon I'm almost back at Loweswater. A great little walk this one if you don't have much time or, in my case today, you sat in the house waiting for the rain to stop.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks