6th February 2016

Half a dry walk at Loweswater

Time 1:15 to 2:45pm
Duration 1hr 30 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.

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


Well folks, here we are at another weekend and yet again it's wet & windy. In fairness however, it wasn't always wet & windy at the same time. When I set off along here it was windy but not wet, down by the lake it was wet but not windy but, when I got back here at the end of the walk I had both of them.

There goes the rain for a while.


And for very little in the way of up hill walking you're treated to this view of Loweswater, Crummock and the Grasmoor fells beyond.

Fellbarrow and Darling Fell seen from the path just after crossing Holme Beck.


Nowt for me to add really, except, if the writing is a bit too small increase the zoom level on your web browser till you've finished reading.

It was just about here that the rain returned. Never mind, as the title says, at least I'd had "half a dry walk at Loweswater".

Holme Wood.

Running through the wood into the lake is Holme Beck.

Looking down the lake as the rain well and truly sets in.

I turn around for one more picture looking down to Loweswater. Only a short walk in less than perfect conditions but still very nice to get out.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks