11th November 2016

Around Loweswater

Time 1:20 to 2:40pm
Duration 1 hr 20 min
Distance 3.6 mile
Ascent about 300 ft
Walking with On my own
Roadside near Water End - Hudson Place - Holme Wood - Maggie's Bridge - Loweswater Road
Fells visited
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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.


After having to scrape ice of the car windscreen at 7am, this morning turned out to be lovely and sunny but the bad news was that the clear conditions were predicted to have a short lifespan. Just the morning actually, and, in this case the predictors were correct. My finishing work at midday coincided with the disappearance of the blue sky and the arrival of the cloud. What a shame.
That was OK and it didn't ruin the day at all. There was no reason I couldn't get out for a short walk so I find myself at Loweswater for a walk around the lake. To be honest it gets dark so early in mid November that there really isn't time for a walk of any great length if you happen to be working throughout the AM section of the day.


Darling Fell and Low Fell.

Looking ahead to Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike and Robinson, each of them still holding onto a dusting of snow.

I enter Holme Wood through this gate and find myself in a world of wet leaves, running water, puddles and the most beautiful colours. Any painter visiting this place would be reaching for the browns, golds and greens.



Holme Wood was looking lovely today, even without any sunshine to help things along.

Loweswater bothy.


Low Fell.


Whie Side and Grasmoor.


The lake is left being for a little while as I walk up the narrow road between Maggie's Bridge and the main Loweswater road.


And to finish, I look across the end of Loweswater to Hen Comb and Gavel Fell.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks