9th October 2016

A fantastic couple of hours above Loweswater

Time 9 to 11:30am
Duration 2 hr 30 min
Distance 5 mile
Ascent 1500 ft or somewhere around that figure
Walking with On my own
Fangs Brow - Burnbank Fell - Blake Fell - Carling Knott - Holme Beck - 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


The forecast was for the cloud to shift out of the way over on this side of the Lake District sometime around mid morning. So, I hung around at home for a little while before setting out. As I pulled up in the car it was clear that I'd timed things perfectly. Before I'd walked as far as the wall over there the cloud had indeed shifted out of the way and I was treated to a walk done in bright sunshine.

Looking across to Fellbarrow, Darling Fell and Low Fell.

In this direction I have lots of blue sky and lots of lovely countryside. And, behind me I have the short but steep walk up the side of Burnbank Fell.


Blimey, talk about enjoying yourself. Walking up here this morning without another soul in sight, not a breath of wind and warm sunshine was nothing short of fantastic. Things don't get much better than this.

A close up of the Skiddaw Fells topped with cloud.

Only a few minutes after taking the previous picture I notice the Skiddaw fells are now clear.

Burnbank Fell summit.


Here's a longer distance view back down to Burnbank Fell.

Blake Fell summit.

Zooming in a little bit on Cogra Moss and Knock Murton.

From Blake Fell I make my way across to Carling Knott.

Now this is what I call a decent summit shelter.

From Carling Knott I take a steep, off path route down towards the area of trees you can see on this side of the lake.


Well, standing here today, I reckon I've discovered what the perfect Sunday morning should look like.


And to finish, I'm reminded of what I said at the top of the page, that was a "fantastic couple of hours above Loweswater."

David Hall -
Lake District Walks